Starting Thursday, Aug. 24, and running through Labor Day, Sept. 4, workers and unions will be showcased in the Minnesota AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion at the State Fair. Several unions will have kiosks with information and demonstrations about their work. The pavilion also features live music, giveaways and more.
The world lost a musical icon on April 21. You'll read about his impact as a musician and an entertainer elsewhere, but let's take a second to look at Prince's career-spanning fights on behalf of working people.
Minnesota Orchestra musicians weren’t the only union workers impacted by the 15-month lockout imposed by the Minnesota Orchestral Association. Members of Local 13 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees who work at Orchestra Hall were laid off for most of the lockout.