Union election begins for over 400 Planned Parenthood workers

Over 400 Planned Parenthood workers in five states, including Minnesota, will begin voting by mail this week in a union organizing election. The National Labor Relations Board will tally votes July 21. Frontline workers at Planned Parenthood North Central States’ 28 facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska are eligible to participate […]

With unanimous support, Public News Service staffers win union recognition

The nonprofit news organization’s 16 workers will enter bargaining as members of the Minnesota Newspaper and Communications Guild.

Staff at St. Paul AIDS service organization vote to unionize

“There’s an HIV outbreak in Minneapolis and Duluth right now. There’s real work to do. We don’t have time to be messing around.”

Workers at Twin Cities mental health agency to vote on union

“We can’t adequately serve others until we are adequately taken care of,” said Andrew Vanden Broeke, a day treatment therapist who works with children 12 to 17 years old.

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.