A new Labor Day report looks behind commonly reported statistics to see who's winning and losing in Minnesota's current economy. Making a Living? The State of Working Minnesota, Labor Day 2000 finds that, although the state is enjoying strong economic growth and all levels of the workforce have seen some wage gains, many working people are falling behind.
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.