Half Price Books workers in Roseville, St. Paul form unions

Half the staffing has meant double the work for employees since the chain of booksellers reopened post-pandemic, but workers are pushing back.

As driver shortage hampers start of school, unions point to low pay, benefits

Access to unemployment insurance would help retain drivers through the lean times, advocates said.

Strikes surge nationwide

#RedForEd movement, sluggish wage growth behind big uptick in major work stoppages.

Hotel workers planning May Day march: ‘One job should be enough’

“The hotels are making record profits. If we don’t ask them to give us a little part of the pie, they won’t.”

Home care workers push Walz to address ‘crisis of care’ with higher wages

Workforce and demographic trends amount to a crisis, home care workers and clients warn, and addressing it starts with raising wages.

Bobby Kasper: Raising wages starts at home

In St. Paul, we can cross our fingers and wait for corporate tax cuts to trickle down, or we can pass a $15 minimum wage that ensures no one working in our city lives in poverty.

Twin Cities workers plan May Day actions for better working conditions, immigrant rights

Workers have unveiled plans to strike, rally and march May 1 for better wages, safe working conditions and respect on the job. At a press conference last week outside a Minneapolis Home Depot, local organizers said International Workers’ Day takes on added urgency this year, given the “current political climate and mass mobilization of communities […]

Jeff Couillard: What if retail workers took a two-week break – starting on Black Friday?

It’s that time of year when retail executives get excited about the kind of record profits they will be raking in from mid-November to the end of the year. Retailers have been pushing out their deals earlier and earlier so consumers have more and more choices to cash in on a “super” deal ahead of […]

Grocery union launches campaign to hold Hy-Vee accountable for ‘good jobs’

As Hy-Vee moves into the Twin Cities market, union grocery workers are rolling out a campaign to hold the supermarket chain to local standards for “good jobs.” That means high wages, guaranteed schedules, affordable health care and retirement plans – and the security of a union contract. “The ability to negotiate guaranteed wage increases, hours […]

Tax Day actions echo worldwide call for higher wages, union rights

Fast food workers kicked off a Twin Cities-wide day of action for higher pay early this morning, going on strike for the third time in the last seven months. Although McDonald’s recently announced it would raise its minimum wage to $9 per hour, striking workers, organizing locally with the low-wage worker center CTUL, pledged to […]