UPDATED: Labor-endorsed candidates sail through DFL endorsing convention

Planning on attending the City of St. Paul DFL Endorsing Convention? Three labor-endorsed candidates are counting on union members’ support. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is seeking re-election with labor endorsement. Two incumbent candidates for St. Paul Board of Education also have labor endorsements: John Brodrick and Jean O’Connell. The endorsing convention will begin at 9 a.m. […]

In contract talks, teachers look to build ‘schools St. Paul children deserve’

Buoyed by broad-based community support, St. Paul teachers kicked off their contract campaign with a public celebration April 20, pledging to use negotiations with the district to build “the schools St. Paul children deserve.” Negotiators for the St. Paul Public Schools and the St. Paul Federation of Teachers Local 28 will open talks this spring […]

St. Paul unions donate 127 winter coats to students in need

The Jean Jones Coats Initiative, an annual winter-clothing drive sponsored by the St. Paul Regional Labor Federation’s Labor Studies & Resource Center, had a record-breaking year, donating 127 new or gently used coats to homeless students in the St. Paul Public Schools. St. Paul unions and union members contributed $3,683 to the initiative this year, more […]

Labor 2012 Endorsed: Small business owner DeGree sees through GOP rhetoric

Tom DeGree, the labor-endorsed candidate for House District 39B (map), is a small business owner, and his first campaign for public office has a distinctly entrepreneurial feel. DeGree knows the numbers, from his campaign budget to the number of successful voter contacts volunteers have made during phone banks and door-knocks. The campaign has a dynamic […]