Service Employees International Union

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    St. Thomas adjunct professors reject union

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Hamline adjunct professors become first to unionize

    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 >>

  • News

    May 29, 2013

    The perfect victim: Exploitation and threat of deportation

    A retail custodian sexually assaulted by her boss fights back despite her immigration status

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    2,000 SEIU Local 26 security officers declare one-day strike today [UPDATE]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    SEIU Local 26 janitors win contract, but security officers end negotiations and prepare to strike

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Harvard Maintenance fires 240 Minnesota janitors in immigration crackdown

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Fired workers sue Chipotle for back pay

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Chipotle protest: Eight arrested downtown

    Police escort one of the arrested demonstrators out of the Chipotle.‚ÄčA 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 >>

  • News

    December 22, 2010

    Return to Sender

    What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Fired Chipotle workers picket downtown restaurant [VIDEO]

    Fired workers picket outside the downtown Chipotle restaurant​Wearing 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    SEIU janitors agree to new contract and avoid strike affecting Twin Cities office buildings

    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.

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Lupe Fiasco, Steve Earle, Mos Def join RNC festivities

    lupe.jpgLupe Fiasco, Mos Def, Atmosphere, Billy Bragg, and Steve Earle join in on the RNC fun.

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2008

    Security guards arrested at IDS Center

    Dozens of protesters descended on the IDS Center at noon today. "What do we want? Healthcare," they chanted as they emerged from the skyway system. "When do we want it? Now." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2008

    Civil Disobedience

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008
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    January 3, 2007

    Janitors set strike vote

    The 4,200 workers who clean Twin Cities office buildings are getting closer to walking off the job. Dirty Work

    After a union victory in Houston, local janitors are gearing up for new labor negotiations

  • News

    June 7, 2006

    Code Green

    Hospitals fight union on health care costs

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2005
  • News

    July 14, 2004

    Checks Without Balances

    McCain-Feingold was supposed to stop the flow of soft money. So what's with all the attack ads?

  • News

    February 26, 2003

    Rx: Don't Get Sick

    Local hospital workers can't afford health care either

  • Books

    March 28, 2001

    Labor Drive

    Twin Cities school-bus workers vote to unionize--again

  • News

    January 6, 1999

    Is He Nuts?

    Turncoat. Chickenshit. Radical. Minnesota's senior senator has been called a lot of things. But president?

  • News

    November 18, 1998
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    December 10, 1997
  • News

    October 22, 1997

    When Elections Mattered

    Rotten eggs, firebombs, and the "wicked extortions of the coal kings": Local campaigns weren't always this dull.

  • News

    June 11, 1997

    Union Labels

    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