Letter Carriers urge to Franken to shape postal reform

Letter Carriers delivered a message to Minnesota Sen. Al Franken on April 17, gathering outside DFLer’s office in St. Paul to urge him not to support efforts afoot in Congress to dismantle the U.S. Postal Service. Roughly 50 people took part in the early-evening demonstration, organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Members of […]

One year later, judge orders Jimmy John’s to reinstate fired whistleblowers

A federal judge last month ordered a Twin Cities-based Jimmy John’s restaurant franchise to reinstate six workers fired over one year ago after blowing the whistle on company policies that expose customers to sandwiches made by sick workers. The union seeking to organize Jimmy John’s workers praised the ruling as a victory for whistleblower rights, […]

With a new levy secured, District #622 turns its back on union workers

When the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board needed help building public support for its operating levy last fall, it reached out to the teachers’ union and other employee bargaining units. The district’s union workers made thousands of phone calls, knocked doors and provided the force behind a levy campaign that won support from 70 percent […]

On Tax Day, unions lead call for banks to pay their fair share

When it comes to avoiding taxes, Wells Fargo appears to know every loophole in the book. The banking giant has received nearly $18 billion in tax breaks over the last three years, including $681 million in federal tax refunds. Now, a growing number of people – those of us without access to offshore tax shelters […]

Workers stage solidarity demonstration outside Verizon Store in Roseville

Workers and their supporters from across the Twin Cities staged a demonstration outside the Verizon Store in Roseville today as part of the Communications Workers of America’s “Verizon National Day of Action.” The demonstration drew more than 30 people, who held signs and banners warning consumers about Verizon’s corporate greed. About 45,000 union members at […]