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.

Augsburg University staff have formed a union

The clerical and professional workers are giving the university president a week to recognize their union.

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.”

HealthPartners workers picket, warn clinic closings will hurt local communities at worst possible time

“We don’t bail on our patients, not during a pandemic, not after the murder of George Floyd, not ever.”

1,800 HealthPartners caregivers set strike date

Another 1,200 OPEIU members may honor SEIU’s picket line.

ISD 622 support staff push back, win contracts they deserve

Turns out, the district’s “best and final offer” was neither best nor final.

With support from more unions, St. Paul labor federation gains strength

“We’re excited and honored to welcome these three local unions into our labor family,” St. Paul Regional Labor Federation President Bobby Kasper said.

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 […]

Fight for $15 putting upward pressure where it’s needed – on wages

Currents across the country created a wave of support for $15 as a just minimum wage last year, with fast-food workers in New York and airport workers in Seattle scoring high-profile victories in the so-called “Fight for $15.” But the rising tide is lifting wages for local workers as well, including some who carry union […]