General counsel will urge NLRB to deem captive audience meetings illegal

For over 70 years the NLRB has allowed employers to use captive audience meetings to stifle organizing drives, but the board’s new general counsel wants that to change.

Twin Cities Starbucks workers join union wave

Workers at two Starbucks locations in the Twin Cities today announced they are forming unions, becoming the first Minnesotans to join a nationwide surge of worker organizing at the world’s largest coffeehouse chain. In letters emailed to Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson and hand-delivered to their store managers this morning, baristas at 300 Snelling Avenue in […]

Don’t be fooled by AT&T’s authorized retailers, CWA members warn

“They are purely a creation for union-busting,” union members say. Find a list of union stores at CWA.org/ATTstore.

Report exposes human cost of Amazon’s business model in Minnesota

Amazon workers this week confirmed the findings of a new report that paints a troubling picture of labor conditions and inequities at the retailer’s Minnesota warehouses, prompting one state lawmaker to pledge action in the coming legislative session.

St. Paul Park refinery picks fight with Building Trades unions, too

Teamsters aren’t the only union members Marathon is looking to replace with nonunion, out-of-state workers at the St. Paul Park refinery. They aren’t the only ones fighting back, either. Earlier this month, several Building and Construction Trades unions began setting up banners around the refinery, publicly shaming Marathon for turning its back on Minnesota contractors […]

Union pledges fight as AT&T plans more Twin Cities store closings

Local job cuts at AT&T will continue this spring, when the company plans to close three more wireless retail locations in the Twin Cities suburbs, according to Communications Workers Local 7250. The union, which represents AT&T wireless sales reps, technicians and call-center employees in Minnesota, received official notification of the store closings yesterday. AT&T closed […]

Local veterans, workers call out union busting at VA

Members of the AFGE and Veterans for Peace have demonstrated relentlessly near the Minneapolis VA hospital as the Trump administration’s attacks keep coming.

Workers tap into community support, put Surly on notice: ‘We’re not done here’

Credit the union-busting brewer for inspiring one raucous Labor Day-weekend rally.

Carpenters pile on TruStone for undermining area labor standards in Burnsville

  Already embroiled in a dispute with its own employees’ union, TruStone Financial got an earful today from local Carpenters, who called out the credit union for working with a contractor that does not meet area standards for wages and benefits. Members of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters erected a banner reading […]

TruStone Financial workers enlist teachers’ help to fight union busting

  TruStone Financial has opened two new suburban branches in the last three months, but the credit union isn’t just upgrading its facilities. Workers accuse TruStone of using the relocation process as an opportunity to splinter their union. TruStone opened a new branch in Burnsville last Monday, two days after shuttering its nearby Apple Valley […]