Newly unionized Chisago Lakes custodians tap community support in first contract campaign

The district has shown little interest, workers said, in addressing their concerns about wages, workloads and turnover.

Medical cannabis workers ‘insulted’ by MN grower’s contract offer

Workers at Vireo Health’s growing facility and eight cannabis patient centers across the state voted unanimously to reject the employer’s “last, best and final” contract proposal in June.

After nearing strike at Allina, SEIU members at local hospitals ratify new contracts

Earlier this month, essential workers at United Hospital and seven other Allina Health facilities were ready to strike for a fair contract that respects their service on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the 4,000 members of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota struck a last-minute agreement with Allina and overwhelmingly ratified the new contract. “We […]

Metro Transit workers reject management’s ‘best and final’ offer

Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 voted May 17 to reject Metro Transit’s “best and final offer.” The vote, in which 72% opposed the deal, shows “the members want management to get to the table and get this finished,” Ryan Timlin, Local 1005 president, said. The union planned to request additional bargaining dates. Local […]

With talks stuck in low gear, Metro Transit workers seek public support

ATU Local 1005 says it has delivered over 10,000 emails to Met Council members, but union members’ concerns are falling on deaf ears.

Local veterans, workers call out union busting at VA

Members of the AFGE and Veterans for Peace have demonstrated relentlessly near the Minneapolis VA hospital as the Trump administration’s attacks keep coming.

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.” 

Mounds View paras stick together with strike vote

Union demands reflect the changing nature of paras’ work.

Outbreak adds urgency to janitors’ push for sick pay

The epidemic puts a grim spotlight on access to sick leave in the U.S.

St. Paul educators set March 10 strike deadline

SPFE gave the district a preview today, picketing at several school sites.