Bill to stop wage theft advances in Minnesota House

New penalties for employers who retaliate against employees, commit wage theft or deny workers access to their payroll information are among the bill’s provisions.

Union members rally in Minneapolis to end shutdown

  Tomorrow, tens of thousands of federal employees won’t get their regularly scheduled paychecks. Today, their union family rallied in Minneapolis – and cities across the U.S. – to say that’s not OK. Dozens of union members and retirees joined a demonstration along Hiawatha Avenue, just blocks from the Veterans Administration Medical Center. They called […]

Working people plan big push for paid family leave next year

“It’s simple, it’s popular and it’s the right thing to do,” St. Paul pastor Corinne Freedman Ellis said.

Enthusiasm high among labor volunteers as Election Day nears

Congressional races in Minnesota could be pivotal in determining control of Congress for the next two years.

Labor unites behind Walz for governor

Unions are joining forces to elect one of their own to the state’s highest office.

DFL campaign workers unionize

The party voluntarily recognized the unit of 50-plus campaign staffers.

Teaching, union leadership ‘all come together in the auditor’s office’ for Blaha

“I’m a math teacher. I don’t have millions of dollars at my disposal… But I’ve got my union family.”

At organizing boot camp, workers look to build power from the inside out

It takes a strong union to bargain a strong contract. Or, as CWA Local 7304 member Jim Wiebe put it: “A hammer doesn’t swing by itself.” A union steward and welder at the New Flyer bus facility in St. Cloud, Wiebe was one of 55 activists from across the Midwest who traveled to St. Paul […]

Supreme Court ‘weaponizes’ First Amendment to attack public-sector workers

“The First Amendment was meant for better things,” Justice Elena Kagan wrote in a dissent to the 5-4 decision.

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.