Labor unites behind Walz for governor

Unions are joining forces to elect one of their own to the state’s highest office.

Teaching, union leadership ‘all come together in the auditor’s office’ for Blaha

“I’m a math teacher. I don’t have millions of dollars at my disposal… But I’ve got my union family.”

Supreme Court ‘weaponizes’ First Amendment to attack public-sector workers

“The First Amendment was meant for better things,” Justice Elena Kagan wrote in a dissent to the 5-4 decision.

With pension and bonding bills, Dayton saves best for last

Dayton has “firmly cemented his legacy as a champion for working people,” Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy said.

Day of action unites working people in St. Paul, nationwide

Public-sector workers aren’t cowering from the Janus decision. And they aren’t standing alone, either.

Solidarity puts historic referendum campaign in North Branch over the top

We all do better when we work together. That’s the lesson teachers and support staff in the North Branch Area Schools learned from the district’s first successful referendum campaign in at least 15 years. And it was a valuable lesson, as voters in a special election May 23 approved all three of District 138’s funding […]

Labor-endorsed candidates back investments in public education, from pre-K to higher ed

Bold investments in public schools and early learners. Higher education that’s affordable for working families. An aggressive approach to narrowing the achievement gap between white students and students of color. Labor-endorsed candidates have high hopes when it comes to education in Minnesota, but they will need to win a majority in the House – and […]

Four ways to show support for Allina nurses in their open-ended strike

  Last-ditch talks between Allina nurses and management broke off early this morning after a marathon, 22-hour negotiating session failed to yield agreement on a new contract. As a result, nearly 5,000 members of the Minnesota Nurses Association plan to begin an open-ended strike Monday morning. If picket lines go up on Labor Day, nurses will count on broad […]

Allina nurses announce Labor Day strike deadline, as unions statewide pledge support

  Standing with leaders of unions representing workers across Minnesota, members of the Minnesota Nurses Association today announced they have delivered notice to Allina Health of their intent to begin an open-ended strike on Labor Day at five Twin Cities facilities. The two sides “regressed” in mediated talks earlier this week, MNA director Rose Roach […]

Photos: Unions join 2016 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade

Union families put their pride on display yesterday at the Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade in downtown Minneapolis. The Minnesota AFL-CIO has organized a contingent in the annual parade, part of the Twin Cities Pride Festival, for years. Turnout was particularly strong this year in the wake of the June 12 mass shooting inside a […]