Two protests on Black Friday – one at the downtown Minneapolis Target and another at the Midway Walmart in St. Paul – pulled large crowds to call attention to the low wages and poor working conditions written into the company cultures of the two corporations.
Labor Education Service is pleased to share a new curriculum produced by our staff in support of the campaign to raise Minnesota's minimum wage. The curriculum consists of a trainer's guide in PDF format and an accompanying PowerPoint. Handouts and pledge forms supplement the curriculum.
The Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition is sponsoring a Fair Trade / Union Made Holiday Sale on Sunday, Dec. 8, in Minneapolis. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CWA Local 7200 Hall, 3521 E Lake St., Minneapolis.
On one of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport's busiest days of the year, the low-wage workers who make holiday travel happen put the public on notice they will no longer settle for poverty-level wages.
By Mark Gruenberg, Press Associates Union News Service
Building on statements he has made before – and this time, making it clear it’s his official position – Pope Francis I is blasting “the tyranny of unfettered capitalism” and demands that politicians guarantee citizens “dignified work, education and health care.”