Jamie Gulley: Time is right to organize ‘unions for all’

It was exciting to celebrate Labor Day this year with new polls showing the highest approval ratings for unions in decades. But we need to meet this moment.

With unanimous support, Public News Service staffers win union recognition

The nonprofit news organization’s 16 workers will enter bargaining as members of the Minnesota Newspaper and Communications Guild.

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.”

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 […]

Guthrie scenic artists voting in union election this month

Workers at Frattallone’s Hardware in Circle Pines and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis are set to vote by mail in union elections this month conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.

MN unions grew in 2021, bucking national trend

Minnesota bucked the national trend of declining union membership last year, as the state’s union rolls grew by 18,000 workers.

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 […]

Workers at Twin Cities mental health agency to vote on union

“We can’t adequately serve others until we are adequately taken care of,” said Andrew Vanden Broeke, a day treatment therapist who works with children 12 to 17 years old.

Half Price Books workers in Roseville, St. Paul form unions

Half the staffing has meant double the work for employees since the chain of booksellers reopened post-pandemic, but workers are pushing back.

Fair State, Schell’s brew together to celebrate solidarity

Minnesota’s oldest and newest union breweries have teamed up to craft a beer celebrating solidarity in the workplace. Union Lager is a collaborative brew by Fair State in the Twin Cities, where workers formed a union with UNITE HERE Local 17 last summer, and August Schell in New Ulm, where union members have been brewing […]