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.
On June 20, the National Labor Relations Board counted Hamline adjunct faculty mail-in votes, revealing a 72 percent majority in favor of unionization with SEIU Local 284.
According to Adjunct Action, a project of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), adjuncts at Hamline University are the first within a Twin Cities private college to form an adjunct faculty union.
Adjunct professors at the University of St. Thomas, the third group of St. Paul college educators to file a petition to unionize with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), are scheduled to have their ballots sent out on July 3.
A demonstration in support of low-wage workers who assist Delta Air Lines’ operations at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport spilled into the roadway outside Terminal 1, forcing lane closures and resulting in 13 arrests.
Walmart associates from Apple Valley and Brooklyn Center walked off the job Wednesday, joining another nationwide wave of strikes and demonstrations targeting the world’s largest retailer for its low pay and retaliation against workers looking to organize.