Teamsters Local 120 raises $125,000 for veterans charity

Homes For Our Troops designs, builds and donates specially adapted homes for injured veterans.

Nationwide campaign to fight cancer launches at Twin Cities union grocers

The campaign will encourage customers to donate $1 or more at checkout, with proceeds supporting cancer research and copay support.

Retiree council plans annual fundraising bash

Good times will roll at the Minnesota State Retiree Council’s fundraiser April 29, and people of any age are welcome to join in the fun. The 14th Annual State Retiree Council Fun(d)raiser will extend from 3 to 7 p.m. at a new venue, the St. Paul Labor Center, 353 W. 7th St., near the Smith […]

Fundraiser for displaced food workers Sept. 8

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1189 will hold a fundraiser to benefit members who lost their jobs when two large employers, Dakota Premium and Rainbow Foods, closed earlier this summer. The Fundraiser for Food Workers will run from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Local 1189’s union hall, located at 266 Hardman Ave. […]

‘Labor Sing’ to benefit AFL-CIO Community Services

The Twin Cities Labor Chorus will host its annual summer concert and sing-along, “Labor Sing,” at the State Fairgrounds July 29. The 7 p.m. concert will take place inside the Minnesota AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion, located at the corner of Dan Patch Ave. and Cooper St, near the Snelling Avenue entrance to the fairgrounds. Admission is […]

IBEW holiday lights glow through New Year’s Day in Phalen Park

IBEW Holiday Lights in the Park, the larger-than-life display of holiday-themed light sculptures, will open its gates Nov. 26 and light up St. Paul’s Phalen Park nightly through New Year’s Day. Developed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and King of Kings Lutheran Church of Woodbury, Holiday Lights in the Park is a volunteer-run, […]

Fair Trade/Union Made Holiday Sale in Minneapolis Dec. 8

Skip Black Friday and try a sweatshop-free shopping spree instead with the annual Fair Trade/Union Made Holiday Sale in Minneapolis. A benefit for the nonprofit Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition, the sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the CWA Local 7200 Hall, 3521 E. Lake St. Vendors include Ten Thousand […]

Loaned executives look to grow labor’s support of United Way

United Way was there to support Sheila Pokorny and Joan Killeen when they needed a helping hand. Now the two are returning the favor as loaned labor executives supporting Greater Twin Cities United Way’s 2013 campaign. Pokorny and Killeen began work July 25 and will continue through mid-November, reaching out to area union offices and […]

State Retiree Council to hold annual fundraiser April 20

The Minnesota State Retiree Council, AFL-CIO, will hold its 10th annual fundraiser Saturday, April 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 10 Hall, 1681 Cope Avenue in Maplewood. Admission is free, and there will be free food, free parking and music. This is not a “retirees-only” occasion. Rather, it is […]

Put your holiday shopping dollars to work at Fair Trade Coalition gift sale

Holiday shopping season is right around the corner. Shoppers looking to give gifts but avoid products made in sweatshops should mark Dec. 2 on their calendars; that’s when the Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition will hold its annual Fair Trade/Union Made Holiday Sale. The sale features products made by workers treated fairly and ethically by their […]