Weeks after Hamline University adjuncts became the first in the state to form their own union, St. Thomas adjuncts voted against following suit.In the days following Hamline's vote, adjuncts at the school expressed confidence that St. Thomas would head down the same path. But in voting tallied Monda ... More >>
Jennifer Beckham has worked as an adjunct English professor at Hamline University in St. Paul for nine years. During that time, she hasn't received a raise or even a cost of living adjustment to her pay, and she has little hope of ever being promoted.So you can understand why Beckman joined with 44 ... More >>
A retail custodian sexually assaulted by her boss fights back despite her immigration status
At 6 a.m. this morning, the 2,000 security officers of the local Service Employees International Union declared a one-day strike, and began marching outside the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Minneapolis.See Also: - SEIU Local 26 janitors win contract, but security officers end negotiations and prep ... More >>
The 6,000 local janitors and security officers of the Service Employees International Union have been without a contract since January 1. On February 9, they voted to strike if necessary, and going into the weekend, they prepared to put that vote to the test: Friday, SEIU members said, would be thei ... More >>
The ICE-men cometh to bust more undocumented workers.It's a bad time to be an undocumented worker in Minnesota. Fresh off this winter's mass firings at Minnesota Chipotle restaurants, and a year after 1,200 local janitors were fired from ABM janitorial services, Immigration and Customs Enfor ... More >>
More bad publicity for the "food with integrity" chain.Two of the workers abruptly fired by Chipotle last year in the wake of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement audit have now filed a class-action lawsuit against the restaurant chain, alleging that Chipotle failed to pay them their remain ... More >>
Police escort one of the arrested demonstrators out of the Chipotle.A demonstration by fired Chiptole workers and their union allies ended with eight arrests at a downtown Chipotle restaurant this afternoon. The action was only the latest in a series of protests by the workers, who were fired fr ... More >>
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Fired workers picket outside the downtown Chipotle restaurantWearing Santa hats and chanting "Justice for Latino workers," fired Chipotle workers and their supporters marched into the Chipotle restaurant on Nicollet Mall demanding an explanation for the mass firings of Latino workers from the ... More >>
Their union, which claims more than 4,000 Twin Cities janitors as members, reached agreement over the weekend on the terms of a new contract.
Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def, Atmosphere, Billy Bragg, and Steve Earle join in on the RNC fun.
Minneapolis police officers arrested 17 people for trespassing yesterday afternoon at a labor rally in downtown Minneapolis. The protest was held to support security guards locked in a contract dispute with five companies that are hired to safeguard office buildings.
Hospitals fight union on health care costs
McCain-Feingold was supposed to stop the flow of soft money. So what's with all the attack ads?
Local hospital workers can't afford health care either
Twin Cities school-bus workers vote to unionize--again
Turncoat. Chickenshit. Radical. Minnesota's senior senator has been called a lot of things. But president?
Rotten eggs, firebombs, and the "wicked extortions of the coal kings": Local campaigns weren't always this dull.
If an upcoming vote goes as expected, nurse Foluso Allison and his colleagues at the Nile Health Care Center will become the fifth local nursing-home staff to unionize in the past year