Film stimulus would position Minnesota to capitalize on pent-up demand for new TV, movie production

A bill before the Minnesota Legislature would lure production companies with a backlog of content they are waiting to produce. And as demonstrated these past 12 months, there is a demand for it. But we need to act now.

Labor values are lived, not learned for union members on the 2020 ballot

Members of labor unions make the best labor-endorsed candidates. Fortunately for working families, several union members are running for office this year with the Labor 2020 endorsement. “We know that when union members hold public office, they champion our values and work hard to shift the balance of power for working people,” said Bill McCarthy, […]

Union volunteers, broad coalitions power Labor 2020 political campaign

Unions aren’t just talking about unity, either. They’re backing it up with action, working in coalition to grow participation in the election.

Senate GOP ousts MN labor commissioner, plays politics with worker health, safety

Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy called the party-line vote a “slap in the face to working Minnesotans.”

Pandemic likely to alter unions’ political push, but how? 

Labor groups are working on contingency plans as traditional election work, like door knocking, might not be feasible this year.

Unions hold vigil for workers exposed to COVID-19

“To workers who have contracted COVID, this is for you,” Minnesota Nurses Association President Mary Turner said.

On Workers Memorial Day, unions still pleading for enforceable federal protections from deadly COVID-19

Making matters worse, Trump has over the last three years steadily chipped away at the number of federal OSHA investigators, now at its lowest point in the agency’s history.

Workers Memorial Day: Walz issues proclamation, unions plan remote observance

As unions pause to remember their fallen members, COVID-19 has given new urgency to their fight for worker safety.

Labor backs Smith in Senate re-election bid

She has emerged as a leading advocate in the Senate for pension reform and worker protections, two top priorities for organized labor.

Unions push pandemic response leaving no worker behind

Unions seek protective gear, emergency sick leave, bonding bill as part of pandemic response.