Workers tap into community support, put Surly on notice: ‘We’re not done here’

Credit the union-busting brewer for inspiring one raucous Labor Day-weekend rally.

As nonprofits face uncertain times, some employees look to unionize

“I never thought about myself as a worker until we started our union campaign,” Hope organizer Shruti Kamissety said. “So I’m very invested in making sure my friends, people at other nonprofits, know everyone can unionize.”

As new school year draws near, unions push districts for answers

In a school year unlike any other, educators and other staff need a voice in decisions that affect their safety, unions say.

Tattersall workers make history with union vote, raising hopes for industry-wide reform

Collective bargaining is in the mix for workers at Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis after they voted in favor of joining together in a union. The Twin Cities hospitality union, UNITE HERE Local 17, announced the news on social media today. Tattersall employees are the first at any craft distillery in the U.S. to form a […]

Essential workers deserve a good contract, Cottage Grove Steelworkers tell 3M

“Everyone’s together on this,” John Helkamp, the local’s financial secretary, said. “We’re essential workers. We’d like a fair contract.” 

In meeting with Smith, postal employees pledge to ‘go the extra mile’ to ensure mail-in ballots count

As U.S. Sen. Tina Smith met with postal workers, letter carriers and reporters outside the sprawling mail distribution center in Eagan today, a pickup truck exiting the facility slowed to a stop near the crowd. The driver lowered her window and barked out a brief message for Smith before speeding away. “Thank you, senator!” she […]

HealthPartners workers picket, warn clinic closings will hurt local communities at worst possible time

“We don’t bail on our patients, not during a pandemic, not after the murder of George Floyd, not ever.”

St. Paul nursing home workers want respect for their essential work, and they’re on strike to get it

Cerenity Humboldt Care Center’s proposals in contract talks would actually move some frontline health care heroes backwards.

MN nurses union backs mask mandate

Nurses say masks could help “stave off a resurgence of the vicious COVID-19 virus that has ravaged this state.”

McCollum focused on keeping workers, families safe during crisis

President Trump “failed miserably” to prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, she said in a Q&A with The Union Advocate.