Survey says state’s educators are burning out fast

Educators are feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. Applications for retirement benefits, meanwhile, are on the rise.

Kera Peterson: Your work is essential, and so is your vote

This moment demands both urgency and clarity. And for union members, the choice could not be clearer.

Techs at two Allina hospitals begin 48-hour strike for health and safety protections

“Allina needs to take care of all of its employees,” technician Molly Wrobleski said. “Our community deserves better.”

Fighting for pandemic protections, workers at two Allina hospitals set new strike date

At issue is whether some 200 workers maintain pay and benefits if exposed to COVID-19 and forced to quarantine.

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.

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.  

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.” 

Senate GOP ousts MN labor commissioner, plays politics with worker health, safety

Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy called the party-line vote a “slap in the face to working Minnesotans.”