New report sheds light on ‘state of the unions’ in Minnesota

  Income inequality is on the rise in Minnesota, and disparities between white workers and workers of color continue to widen. Unions are key to reversing both of those trends, according to a new report unveiled just in time for Labor Day. Co-authored by four researchers, “The State of the Unions 2016” takes a deep […]

With boost from WESA, training program puts women on path to apprenticeship

  Analise Adams, a 22-year-old from Minneapolis, was working in a Linden Hills childcare center two months ago. When her aunt, a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, told her about a free training opportunity for women considering careers in construction, Adams decided to take a chance. She quit her childcare job and […]

Applications for Minnesota Union Leadership Program accepted through May 23

The University of Minnesota Labor Education Service is accepting applications for the 2014-15 Minnesota Union Leadership Program, which will begin in September. The deadline to apply is May 23. Through six in-depth sessions scheduled over nine months, participants in the program will study the labor movement and discuss how to address the challenges facing unions […]

Video workshops available for union activists

Workshops scheduled March 22 and 29 will offer hands-on training in how to shoot and edit short videos with easy-to-use cameras and editing software. The workshops, led by Labor Education Service videographer John See, are open to active and retired union members with an interest in creating short (2-3 minute) videos for YouTube, Facebook, Workday […]