Last Friday the campaign staff for Democratic-Farmer-Labor gubernatorial candidate Erin Murphy became the first Minnesota electoral campaign and the first gubernatorial race in the country to ratify a collective bargaining agreement.
Today in History
March 21, 1965
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., led a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to protest racial violence.
Workers are organizing through unions and other organizations to improve their lives. Union representation provides a voice on the job and the opportunity to improve wages, benefits and working conditions.
Home care workers organized by SEIU Healthcare Minnesota like Cathy Gillman and Dawn Burnfin spent the day at the Capitol sharing their stories with legislators, as care workers, consumers and family members face what is being called a “care crisis.”
The potential deportation of Augsburg tenured professor Dr. Mzenga Wanyama was spared another month. However, the possibility of eventual deportation is already having a devastating and disproportionate impact on students of color.
Dr. Jimmy Patiño's new book Raza Sí, Migra No challenges the nativist myth that "immigrants take jobs." A portion of our extended conversation explores his groundbreaking work charting the history of the deportation regime. His work helps to clarify how the Supreme Court's Tuesday ruling places more immigrant detainees into the exploitative labor schemes of for-profit detention centers.
The Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME highlights the battle against working people by the wealthy. It has also become an opportunity for unions to forcefully express their unique role defending the interests of working people.