Labor rallies to support striking Steelworkers in Blaine

BLAINE – Bosses at Carley Foundry learned an important lesson today. Pick a fight with one Minnesota union, and you’ll get a fight with them all. About 220 members of United Steelworkers Local 63B began an unfair-labor-practices strike Saturday at the Blaine plant, which supplies parts to aerospace and other firms. Their picket line swelled […]

St. Paul educators to Chicago educators: ‘Your fight is our fight’

Union educators in St. Paul are standing in solidarity with the 35,000 teachers and school service workers on strike in Chicago this week. Yesterday the St. Paul Federation of Educators sent a letter, signed by SPFE President Nick Faber, to two unions representing the striking workers. Faber’s message was simple: Your fight is our fight. […]

UAW members in Hudson stick together as GM strike enters third week

After two weeks on the picket line outside General Motors’ Hudson, Wis., facility, members of United Auto Workers Local 722 are still standing together as their international union seeks a fair deal in nationwide contract talks with the automaker. A big reason why workers have been able to hold the line, Local 722 President Jennifer […]

Teamsters end beer strike, credit ‘labor solidarity’ for keeping them strong

Not one member of Teamsters Local 792 crossed the picket line during the strike, and all 93 striking workers will return to their jobs.

Mining execs greeted by striking workers, allies at Minneapolis convention

“Wherever they go, we’ll follow them,” striking Hecla miner James Hogan said.

Steelworkers plan solidarity rally in Minneapolis for Idaho miners on strike

Workers will extend their picket line from Idaho to Minneapolis during a mining trade show. Local union members plan a Feb. 26 rally to show their support.

SPFT, district reach agreement, pledge to take on funding shortfalls together

Members of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers will not strike tomorrow, but they aren’t walking away from the fight for fully funded schools.

Workers, parents show unity with St. Paul teachers after strike vote

Several unions representing thousands of working people in St. Paul offered up statements of solidarity with SPFT members. 

Teachers, allies keep heat on Ecolab, U.S. Bank as Super Bowl party ramps up

Activists called out the corporations funding the Super Bowl for prioritizing a high-profile game over people’s lives.

St. Paul Federation of Teachers schedules strike vote

Frustrated by the St. Paul Public Schools’ refusal to take up their top priorities in contract negotiations, SPFT members will take a strike authorization vote Jan. 31.