Workers Memorial Day: Walz issues proclamation, unions plan remote observance

As unions pause to remember their fallen members, COVID-19 has given new urgency to their fight for worker safety.

Unions push pandemic response leaving no worker behind

Unions seek protective gear, emergency sick leave, bonding bill as part of pandemic response.

Wednesday is Public Post Office Day in Minnesota

Gov. Tim Walz issued a proclamation last week declaring Wednesday, Nov. 27, Public Post Office Day in the state of Minnesota. The proclamation, signed by both the governor and Secretary of State Steve Simon, is a token of the state’s gratitude for the U.S. Postal Service and its employees as they brace for a busy […]

To assess care crisis, Walz ‘walks a day’ in PCA’s shoes

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz walked in a home health care worker’s shoes today in St. Paul. The governor helped 41-year-old Jay Spika, who has primary progressive multiple sclerosis, bathe, dress and depart his St. Paul home. Walz worked alongside one of Spika’s home health aides, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota member Deb Howze. The “walk-a-day” event offered […]

Home care workers push Walz to address ‘crisis of care’ with higher wages

Workforce and demographic trends amount to a crisis, home care workers and clients warn, and addressing it starts with raising wages.

Bobby Kasper: New year offers promise, but only if we stay engaged

We know the political pendulum doesn’t swing our way unless working people get out there and push it.

Bobby Kasper: Working people can be the difference Nov. 6

In Minnesota, we know what’s at stake. We’ve seen the attacks on working people in states around us.

Enthusiasm high among labor volunteers as Election Day nears

Congressional races in Minnesota could be pivotal in determining control of Congress for the next two years.

To stop cycle of cuts, St. Paul educators back levy referendum

The state’s failure to keep school funding steady has forced most school districts to seek local levies.

On right to work and prevailing wage, it’s Walz … or Wisconsin

“People will tell you, ‘I’m not into politics,’” Walz told tradespeople. “You tell them too damn bad because politics is into you.”