Published continuously since 1897, The Union Advocate has long been recognized as one of the leading labor publications of its kind. The Advocate is a member publication of the International Labor Communications Association.
Navy veteran Tom Edwards sees plenty of rhetoric about “supporting our troops,” but said the commitment falls short when it comes to staffing the services they need at Veterans Administration medical facilities. Edwards and dozens of other people participated in a rally Wednesday at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center to call on the Department of Veterans Affairs to fully staff VA facilities.
The University of Minnesota Labor Education Service has begun work on a documentary to chronicle the groundbreaking organizing activities of CTUL, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha/Center for Workers United in Struggle, a Minneapolis-based worker center. Learn more about this project at a free, public discussion on Oct. 7.
Veteran solo performer, playwright and former Minneapolis resident Howard Petrick returns to the Twin Cities with his new show, “Fight for 52 Cents,” an engrossing and electrifying memoir of Minneapolis’ revolutionary labor leader, Vincent Raymond Dunne.
While a recent Court of Appeals ruling served as a setback for the push for a faculty union at the University of Minnesota, unionized adjuncts at metro-area private colleges show a trend of significant progress in recent years.
The effort by University of Minnesota faculty to organize suffered a setback with a recent Court of Appeals ruling dividing the bargaining unit between contingent (non-tenure track) and tenure-line faculty. But the members of Minnesota Academics United will not be divided by the courts or the university administration.
New figures show increasing numbers of work-related fatalities and injuries, highlighting a global failure to address occupational safety and health concerns, according to the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore.
By Mark Gruenberg, Press Associates Union News Service
Prodded by the president of Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union, the Canadian government is formally demanding that a “new NAFTA” force the United States to eliminate so-called “right-to-work” anti-union laws.