Pioneer Press workers join nationwide contract campaign, win first raise in seven years

After banding together with workers at 11 other newspapers owned by the same hedge fund, union members at the St. Paul Pioneer Press won their first wage increase in seven years, part of a new three-year contract they voted to ratify Aug. 9. Members of the Minnesota Newspaper and Communications Guild will receive 3-percent raises […]

Stopping the Presses: Pioneer Press to close printing plant, lay off 170 workers

  Darrin Seiberlich followed in his father’s footsteps when he took a job in the St. Paul Pioneer Press printing plant nearly 30 years ago. Seiberlich’s co-worker Jim Anderson traces his roots at the newspaper one generation further, to his grandfather. Those legacies and others will reach the end of the line Feb. 16, when […]

The economic debate hasn’t changed much in 25 years

Business owners say Minnesota’s economic climate is poor, urging lower tax rates and steep cuts to government spending. Union leaders say Minnesota owes its high quality of life to public investments in education and infrastructure that are a catalyst for economic growth. That’s the debate likely to take place when state lawmakers return to the […]