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.
Electrolux employee Joe Barrata said “I’m glad that we have this opportunity to better our lives as our employer closes down. This program will hopefully set us all up to keep or improve our livelihoods for the future. Working with a union sponsored program to keep us in good, union jobs is a very reassuring feeling.”
On Monday, September 17th the Center for the American Experiment sponsored a lunch celebrating Janus v. AFSCME with guest speakers Mark Janus and Rebecca Friedrich. The lunch was met with protesters from various labor unions.
A trio of new research studies shows that more people are joining unions in Minnesota and that wages in the Gopher State are growing faster than the neighboring states of Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as in the rest of the United States
At the end of the study, the committee agreed on forwarding three scenarios to the City of Saint Paul for consideration with percentages indicating the level of support each scenario found within the study committee. The scenario with the least support included a tip credit.
A study from the North Star Policy Institute shows that when wind farm developers don’t hire local workers, the community loses an estimated $30 to $40 million in economic benefits across seven major wind farm projects
A new report (link is external)compiled after hundreds of interviews with St. Paul workers showcases the crisis of poverty wages facing the thousands of workers in St. Paul who currently make less than $15 per hour
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.