In meeting with Smith, home care workers, clients back Biden plan to fund ‘caregiving infrastructure’

“We are all depending on the women doing this work to keep all of our lives going,” home care worker Jacqueline Kelly told the senator. “And what could be more valuable than that?” 

After ‘six years of purgatory,’ retirees celebrate pension fix with Smith

The Minnesota senator fought to include a rescue measure in the American Rescue Plan, protecting pension benefits for 1.5 million active and retired workers.

Community rallies around refinery workers as Marathon lockout enters third week

Each day the lockout continues, Teamsters warn, Marathon is putting its workers and surrounding communities at risk.

Smith earned labor endorsement in Senate race with hard work

Smith has been on working people’s side throughout her career in politics, and working people are on her side as she seeks re-election – with the labor endorsement – to her first full term in the Senate.

In meeting with Smith, postal employees pledge to ‘go the extra mile’ to ensure mail-in ballots count

As U.S. Sen. Tina Smith met with postal workers, letter carriers and reporters outside the sprawling mail distribution center in Eagan today, a pickup truck exiting the facility slowed to a stop near the crowd. The driver lowered her window and barked out a brief message for Smith before speeding away. “Thank you, senator!” she […]

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.

Labor backs Smith in Senate re-election bid

She has emerged as a leading advocate in the Senate for pension reform and worker protections, two top priorities for organized labor.

Senators push back against Trump’s union-busting

In his administration’s latest swipe at federal unions, President Trump last month gave Defense Secretary Mark Esper unprecedented authority to strip collective bargaining rights from nearly 750,000 civilian workers at the agency. Democratic senators, including Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, urged Esper in a letter last week “to exercise great restraint” with his new […]

Tina Smith: Fighting for working families in the U.S. Senate

Tina Smith isn’t on the ballot this November, but for Minnesota’s junior U.S. senator, the reprieve from campaigning will be brief. The seat Smith won in 2018 goes back on the ballot in November 2020, and the race already has attracted a well-funded opponent in former 2nd District Rep. Jason Lewis. For working families, the […]

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 […]