Budget axe falls on School District 197’s frontline workers

School board members signed off on the cuts over pleas from teachers, parents and paraprofessionals to reconsider.

Wait for vaccines to reopen schools, St. Paul educators say

St. Paul educators, parents and community members wary of the district’s plan to resume in-person learning staged a car rally Jan. 12, calling on administrators to hold off on reopening buildings until COVID-19 vaccines are available to school staff. St. Paul Public Schools plans to begin a phased-in reopening of elementary schools and some other […]

COVID testing is free, fast and encouraged for frontline workers

COVID-19 testing is fast, safe and open to anyone free of charge at 21 community testing sites across Minnesota. That’s the message state health officials want union members – and all frontline workers – to hear as more businesses, schools and other gathering places begin reopening to the public. As a small group of union […]

Making the adjustment: Union apprenticeship programs get creative to navigate COVID-19 safely

The result isn’t always ideal, but what has been in 2020? 

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.

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.