Minnesota organizing drive puts the ‘union’ back in ACLU

After a speedy organizing drive that took just two months, eligible staff at the ACLU of Minnesota won voluntary recognition from the 70-year-old civil rights organization July 2.

ILSR staff seek union to ‘internally reflect what we are externally organizing for’

ILSR union members said they believe collective bargaining will give them more power to promote equity and transparency at the organization – and to advocate for their own well-being.

Organizing among Twin Cities nonprofit workers continues to bear fruit

Workers at no less than 10 Twin Cities nonprofits have unionized in the last year. Two more are poised to win recognition in the coming weeks.

As nonprofits face uncertain times, some employees look to unionize

“I never thought about myself as a worker until we started our union campaign,” Hope organizer Shruti Kamissety said. “So I’m very invested in making sure my friends, people at other nonprofits, know everyone can unionize.”

SPFT, district reach agreement, pledge to take on funding shortfalls together

Members of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers will not strike tomorrow, but they aren’t walking away from the fight for fully funded schools.

St. Paul Federation of Teachers schedules strike vote

Frustrated by the St. Paul Public Schools’ refusal to take up their top priorities in contract negotiations, SPFT members will take a strike authorization vote Jan. 31.

Teachers to large nonprofits: ‘We all have a stake’ in St. Paul schools

Tom Stinson, a school nurse at Harding Senior High, sat across a table from two representatives of Allina Health last month and painted an unsettling picture. “Our kids will usually go to the nurse in their school eight times before they access any health care outside the school,” Stinson said. “They don’t get to the […]