After hitting the streets, Ramsey County workers win raises

By showing up in force outside the Ramsey County Courthouse, members of five AFSCME locals persuaded county negotiators to put their proposed wage freeze on ice.

Quick fix for staffing crisis not enough, hospital nurses warn

Nurses described a snowball effect to the staffing crisis. The worse it gets, the more likely others are to leave the profession.

Essential workers call bonus pay holdup ‘a slap in the face’

Nurses, janitors, educators and other essential workers spelled out exactly what they want from state lawmakers during a rally in downtown Minneapolis.

Union members urge hospitals to address staffing shortfalls with higher wages

Workers have publicly offered to renegotiate their union contracts with Twin Cities hospitals in an effort to help address staffing shortfalls that, workers warned, are only getting worse.

Half Price Books workers in Roseville, St. Paul form unions

Half the staffing has meant double the work for employees since the chain of booksellers reopened post-pandemic, but workers are pushing back.

After landslide union election, M Health psych staff ready to bargain for wages, safety

A resounding “union yes” vote gives 350 psychiatric associates at M Health Fairview momentum as they look to negotiate better wages, safety protections and a voice in decisions that affect their jobs.

Frustration builds as lawmakers blow deadline for plan to pay frontline workers

Workers accuse politicians of holding up the process in an attempt to pit frontline workers against each other.

MN nurse on Biden task force: ‘I’m the one who brings reality’

“I may not be the one who can bring all the fancy data, but what I am is the only frontline worker with eyewitness testimony,” Mary Turner said. “I’m the one who brings reality.”

Minnesota AFL-CIO wraps 55th convention with call for solidarity

Delegates reflected on the importance of solidarity during times of crisis, and reaffirmed their commitment to building a just, inclusive labor movement.

Essential workers tell lawmakers: Minnesotans support emergency leave

“We aren’t asking for a handout,” Minnesota Nurses Association President Mary Turner said. “What we are asking for is justice.”