It probably slipped by you, but Oct. 24 was "Take Back Your Time Day." That’s an idea that almost all of us would like to embrace. Former Duluthian John de Graff has been working successfully on the idea for well over a decade.
Folk-rocker Billy Bragg gave a union rally at the University of Minnesota a kick in the pants Thursday, performing an impromptu, two-song set on the steps of Morrill Hall – and throwing his support behind the U’s frontline workers as they bargain for affordable health care coverage.
AFSCME members at the University of Minnesota will lead a rally Thursday for affordable and accessible health care for all. Internationally-known folk singer and activist Billy Bragg will perform, the union announced.
The second-largest private sector industry in America, which is rapidly growing and has become a cornerstone of the U.S. economy, has a big problem: Its workers are paid unlivable wages and typically cannot eat the very food they are putting on customers' tables.
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.