Workday Minnesota is a project of the Labor Education Service at the University of Minnesota, published with the support of labor organizations. Its focus is news and resources on issues important to working people.
With 14,000 telecom workers closer to a strike, groups of House and Senate Democrats are demanding Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, both end call center cuts and settle with the Communications Workers of America. CWA represents the employees at AT&T Midwest and Legacy T, two of the giant firm’s subsidiaries.
Over the last week activism and action by community organizations, unions, those most impacted and allies have been surging against the increasing repressive immigration policies of the Trump administration.
Protesters converged on the Bloomington, MN office of federal contractor General Dynamics (GD). The rally drew attention to corporations, like GD, that profit from the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from parents. 8 were arrested including State Senator Patricia Torres Ray.
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.