Home care workers, clients push Congress to act on ‘jobs, care, justice’

Investing in the care economy is also a matter of racial and economic justice, advocates said.

In meeting with Smith, home care workers, clients back Biden plan to fund ‘caregiving infrastructure’

“We are all depending on the women doing this work to keep all of our lives going,” home care worker Jacqueline Kelly told the senator. “And what could be more valuable than that?” 

Outside Amazon fulfillment center, workers demand tax fairness

Workers unfurled a “Tax the Rich” banner outside Amazon’s Shakopee fulfillment center today.

Walz signs historic infrastructure bill from Ironworkers’ training floor

The bill also provides a long-sought emergency rate increase for the state’s home care workers and keeps open two correctional facilities.

As GOP plays politics with infrastructure bill, tradespeople warn their jobs hang in balance

The standoff comes at a delicate time for both the construction industry and the state’s economy.

Tina Smith: Fighting for working families in the U.S. Senate

Tina Smith isn’t on the ballot this November, but for Minnesota’s junior U.S. senator, the reprieve from campaigning will be brief. The seat Smith won in 2018 goes back on the ballot in November 2020, and the race already has attracted a well-funded opponent in former 2nd District Rep. Jason Lewis. For working families, the […]

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.

Construction jobs get bipartisan support at Capitol rally

Gov. Dayton touted his proposed $1.5 billion public works bill. Republicans pledged to shift mining and pipeline projects out of neutral.

Workers to legislators: Finish the job on transportation, bonding

  Construction workers and contractors formed a united front at the Capitol today in support of a special session allowing state legislators to compromise on two shared priorities – transportation and infrastructure – left unaddressed when session adjourned Sunday night. Lawmakers “still have time to finish,” Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council President Harry Melander […]

Unions praise Dayton’s approach to building a ‘state that works for everyone’

In his State of the State Address last night, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton called on legislators to join him in addressing the state’s racial and geographic disparities, and in making needed investments in public education, transportation and infrastructure. Afterward, union leaders from across the state praised Dayton’s speech. Education Minnesota President Denise Specht called Dayton […]