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.
By Amy Livingston, Heidi Wagner, Workday Minnesota
This is the first article in a multi-part series on the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). We will be exploring the history of the league and sports unionism; the gender wage gap in professional basketball; and how the players and their union, the WNBPA, are approaching collective bargaining negotiations.
New information has surfaced that the single largest home-builder in the Twin Cities metro area for every year since 2006, Lennar, has used American Contractors and Associates (ACA) on multiple projects until June 2018.
The Hub is a worker cooperative, meaning the employees of the shop are also its owners. There are no outside shareholders or investors who dictate how the company is run, and there are no managers or bosses. The decisions are voted on democratically by either the workers or worker-owners.
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.