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.
In a victory for 27,000 home health care workers across Minnesota, Gov. Mark Dayton gave final approval to a historic first union contract that will dramatically improve working conditions in the industry when it takes effect July 1.
Janitors who clean big-box and department stores in the Twin Cities announced two key developments in their campaign for better wages and working conditions Wednesday, setting a new strike deadline and filing a class-action lawsuit to recoup wages allegedly lost to wage theft.
The Metropolitan Airports Commission is poised to raise wages for 2,800 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport workers to $10 an hour, but the workers say the increase won’t lift them out of poverty. And they say the MAC faces a “credibility gap” after it delayed implementation of a new paid sick leave policy.
AFSCME Council 5 has organized a second group home system in the Duluth area. The National Labor Relations Board has issued a “certificate of representative” for AFSCME at AHL Healthcare Group, which does business as At Home Living Facilities, Inc.
At age 17, Keonna Laury attends high school – and works 33 hours a week at Burger King to help support her family of seven. Some nights she does not get home until after midnight, then must do her homework before arising early for school.
As part of a nationwide day of protests calling for higher wages, workers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul international airport marched with community supporters Wednesday to the offices of Delta Airlines subcontractor Air Serv.
Saying the action marks a temporary delay in organizing efforts, the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers has withdrawn its application for an election among flight attendants at Delta Air Lines.