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.
Looking to build on recent victories at Target and Best Buy, retail janitors in the Twin Cities will put the pressure on Kohl’s this weekend – during the busy back-to-school shopping season – to do right by the workers who clean its stores.
On Monday, airport workers put their employer, Air Serv, and the Metropolitan Airports Commission on notice they are tired of waiting and will strike if no progress is made toward better working conditions and the right to form a union.
In an historic organizing victory, medical professionals – including medical doctors – at the Lake Superior Community Health Center in Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis., have ratified their first contract and are now members of Steelworkers Local 9460.
Cabinetmakers who say they were fired by Aaron Carlson Corp. for union organizing are bannering the state Capitol this week – where the company’s cabinets and millwork are being installed as part of the building’s renovation.
Carpenters who have been organizing a union at the Aaron Carlson Corp. have filed for injunctive relief after they were fired on Friday and the company announced it was closing its Morris, Minn., operations.
On the same day that more than 100 Twin Cities fast-food workers went on strike, area nursing home workers took up the “Fight for $15” as well, rallying outside a Roseville care center for a contract that includes fair wages.
Striking fast food workers and community supporters rallied outside McDonald’s restaurants in St. Paul and Minneapolis Thursday, joining a nationwide day of action in 320 cities to call for a $15 minimum wage, paid sick time and union rights.