Kera Peterson: A distant Labor Day this year, but our solidarity endures 

Labor Day should always be about celebrating the contributions of America’s working people – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

For 20 years, Lynne Larkin-Wright helped union members get through the ‘bumps on the road’

Union members in economic crisis have had a friend in Lynne Larkin-Wright, who retired July 2 from her position as an AFL-CIO Community Services liaison in St. Paul.

On Workers Memorial Day, unions still pleading for enforceable federal protections from deadly COVID-19

Making matters worse, Trump has over the last three years steadily chipped away at the number of federal OSHA investigators, now at its lowest point in the agency’s history.

Strikes surge nationwide

#RedForEd movement, sluggish wage growth behind big uptick in major work stoppages.

House votes to restore worker voice on the job

The PRO Act, which would strengthen protections for workers trying to form a union, is dead on arrival in the Senate.

Unions on USMCA: ‘Working people made it better’

Pushed by workers, Democrats added more enforceable labor standards.

Kasper to retire, Peterson elected to lead St. Paul labor federation

The St. Paul Regional Labor Federation will have new leadership in the coming new year. After a decade in office, RLF President Bobby Kasper will retire at the end of December, a decision he made official at the federation’s delegate meeting Dec. 11. Kasper, a “proud” member of LIUNA Laborers Local 563, has served as […]

Bobby Kasper: Our movement is on the rise, but we can’t stop now

We have the power to create the fair economy and just society that we deserve.

At organizing boot camp, workers look to build power from the inside out

It takes a strong union to bargain a strong contract. Or, as CWA Local 7304 member Jim Wiebe put it: “A hammer doesn’t swing by itself.” A union steward and welder at the New Flyer bus facility in St. Cloud, Wiebe was one of 55 activists from across the Midwest who traveled to St. Paul […]

U.S. workplace fatalities on the rise, unions warn

Minnesota, according to an AFL-CIO report, had the 31st highest rate of workplace deaths among states in 2016.