Minnesota United video board techs win union election

After an organizing drive that drew support from Loons players and fans, elected officials and the labor community, Minnesota United FC’s video board technicians have won their union, voting to join Local 745 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). The National Labor Relations Board counted votes today after a three-week, mail-in election. […]

Union election begins for over 400 Planned Parenthood workers

Over 400 Planned Parenthood workers in five states, including Minnesota, will begin voting by mail this week in a union organizing election. The National Labor Relations Board will tally votes July 21. Frontline workers at Planned Parenthood North Central States’ 28 facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska are eligible to participate […]

‘Surge’ in union elections prompts call to bolster NLRB staffing

The request comes at a time when American workers are joining together to form unions in numbers not seen for a decade – and in the wake of a public appeal from the agency’s general counsel for more resources to prevent a backlog of cases.

St. Paul Starbucks workers win union election

Baristas in St. Paul won their union election today, giving Minnesota its first corporate-owned, unionized Starbucks.

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.

Staff at St. Paul AIDS service organization vote to unionize

“There’s an HIV outbreak in Minneapolis and Duluth right now. There’s real work to do. We don’t have time to be messing around.”

Minnesota’s Erickson part of change coming to Teamsters’ international leadership

“The companies that are bullies out there, they need to know that if they go to war with the Teamsters, they better buckle up,” Erickson said.

Half Price Books workers ready to bargain after victory in St. Louis Park

In an election certified yesterday by the National Labor Relations Board, workers at Half Price Books in St. Louis Park won recognition of their union, joining workers at three other Twin Cities locations who voted to organize a month earlier. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 663, which supported the organizing drive, said workers in […]

Burnham to succeed McCarthy as Minnesota AFL-CIO president

McCarthy’s accomplishments include recalibrating the federation to lead on racial and social justice issues, and overseeing political and lobbying programs that thwarted a wave of state-level attacks on union rights.

Bernie Hesse: Politicians, bad laws can’t stop workers from organizing

Our union, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1189, organized a new group of workers in Luck, Wis., the day Gov. Scott Walker signed a Right to Work for Less bill. The workers at Pioneer Care Center, a nursing home in Luck, voted overwhelmingly for a union. The worker win was the bright spot on […]