Despite decades of attacks, workers and unions continue to organize and bargain to improve their workplaces and communities. Workers also are engaging in innovative forms of organizing - and transforming their organizations - to build power in the face of new challenges.
UFCW Local 663 members ratified a new 3-year contract last Thursday. The contract covers union members at Quisberg’s Cub Foods in Baxter, Brainerd, and Super One in Baxter, as well as Miner’s Super One in Crosby.
Emboldened by minimum wage victories in St. Paul and Minneapolis, workers seeking a raise at MSP Airport used the busiest travel day of the year to inject new energy into their fight for $15 and union rights.
By Amy Livingston, Heidi Wagner, Workday Minnesota
This is the second article in a multi-part series on the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). We are exploring the history of the league and sports unionism; the gender wage gap in professional basketball; and how the players and their union, the WNBPA, are approaching collective bargaining negotiations.
Joy is the order of the day as 100 people or so congregate at the rotunda of the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison just hours after incumbent Republican Scott Walker conceded(link is external) the gubernatorial election to Democratic challenger Tony Evers.
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.