Kera Peterson: Your work is essential, and so is your vote

This moment demands both urgency and clarity. And for union members, the choice could not be clearer.

Kera Peterson: In uncertain times, voting is sure way to make an impact

This is a moment that demands clear action and common purpose. While the times may be “uncertain,” you can be sure which side the labor movement is on.

Pandemic likely to alter unions’ political push, but how? 

Labor groups are working on contingency plans as traditional election work, like door knocking, might not be feasible this year.

Resources for workers impacted by COVID-19 response

Efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19 are creating immediate economic hardship for many working families, but help is available during the crisis.

Strike ends, but educators vow to fight on for public schools

SPFE bargained for the public good. The public had SPFE’s back.

Kera Peterson: It’s time for bold action, and unions are up to the challenge

We get things done by showing up in solidarity, supporting each other and inviting allies to join us in our work.

ISD 622 support staff push back, win contracts they deserve

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

Kasper to retire, Peterson elected to lead St. Paul labor federation

The St. Paul Regional Labor Federation will have new leadership in the coming new year. After a decade in office, RLF President Bobby Kasper will retire at the end of December, a decision he made official at the federation’s delegate meeting Dec. 11. Kasper, a “proud” member of LIUNA Laborers Local 563, has served as […]

Labor gets behind school bonds, levies in East Metro

Organized labor is boosting efforts to fund new investments in several East Metro public school districts, including a record-breaking building referendum in the White Bear Lake Area Schools. Levy and bond referendums empower communities to invest in their schools’ programming, facilities and technology – investments that always pay off in the long run, St. Paul […]

McCollum, Craig hear workers’ shutdown stories – and safety concerns

“The labor community is going to stand with our brothers and sisters in the federal workforce,” St. Paul RLF President Bobby Kasper said, “and it’s reassuring to know we have friends in Congress who will do the same.”