St. Paul Regional Labor Federation: Election results are cause for celebration

[Bobby Kasper, president of the 50,000-member St. Paul Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, wrote this Labor Voices column with Kera Peterson and Peter Polga-Hecimovich, political organizers for the Federation.] The St. Paul Regional Labor Federation has a lot to be proud of from the November elections. With our union brothers and sisters from across the state […]

Labor 2012 Endorsed: Carlson, Masin, Morgan eye return to Legislature

Jim Carlson, Sandy Masin and Will Morgan are hoping voters who bounced them from office two years ago will show buyer’s remorse in 2012. All three DFLers represented suburban areas south of St. Paul, including Burnsville, Eagan and Lakeville, from 2007 to 2010, but they were swept out of office by a wave of support […]

Letters to the Editor: Sequestration cuts, Ramsey County Sheriff’s budget

Letter: There is room for cuts in Pentagon budget As some of us see Labor Day as a vacation and celebration of Minnesota’s workforce, others are struggling to recover from the Great Recession. We’ve seen efforts to reduce health care and retirement benefits for workers on the grounds that there’s no money, yet there’s always […]

Two labor-endorsed candidates to watch in the Aug. 14 primary election

East Metro unions will be watching two labor-endorsed candidates for Minnesota Legislature who face competitive challenges in the Aug. 14 primary: Robert Humphrey in Senate District 67 and Peter Fischer in House District 43A. [Click here for more information on the Aug. 14 Primary Election, including how to identify your electoral district and find your […]

UNITE HERE Local 17: Bottom line is Vikes stadium will create jobs

The Vikings Stadium deal is done, and the members of UNITE HERE Local 17 are happy about that. We are happy about the jobs that it will provide over the next few years while it’s being built and about the jobs it will provide over the next 30+ years for our members. Local 17 represents […]

With time running out at the Capitol, unions plan rally for jobs

Before adjourning the 2012 legislative session, Minnesota lawmakers could act on a pair of bills that, if passed, would create nearly 50,000 family-sustaining jobs. But on Tuesday it appeared Republican majorities in the House and Senate were more preoccupied with saving their own. By law, the session must adjourn by May 21. That means the […]