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.

U.S. workplace fatalities on the rise, unions warn

Minnesota, according to an AFL-CIO report, had the 31st highest rate of workplace deaths among states in 2016.

Restaurant industry pushes tip penalty; unions and tipped workers push back

The industry says it’s in trouble, but job openings in Minnesota restaurants have increased by 200 percent since 2014, when the minimum wage began to climb.

Anti-union ‘paycheck deception’ bill advances in Minnesota House

Paycheck deception would “make it harder for working people to join together in common purpose,” Minnesota AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Julie Blaha said.