St. Paul unions stepped up to help feed families in our community – and beyond

Led by the nonprofit St. Paul Labor Studies and Resource Center, local unions helped distribute 2.5 million pounds of free food through the USDA’s Farmers to Families program, which will sunset this month.

St. Paul unions’ free food giveaways pass million-pound milestone

The St. Paul Regional Labor Federation and its nonprofit Labor Studies and Resource Center (LSRC) have taken a leading role in connecting Minnesotans with fresh food available through a new USDA program this winter. And on March 20 in St. Paul Park, their efforts hit a major milestone: 1 million pounds of food distributed into […]

St. Paul unions take on new role getting fresh food to families

Local unions are stepping up this winter to connect thousands of Minnesotans with free, fresh food available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box program. The St. Paul Regional Labor Federation, which brings together over 100 local unions in Chisago, Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties, is spearheading the effort, working in […]

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.