• CWA-NABET Members Demonstrate fot a Fair Contract
  • Veterans for Employee Free Choice Act, Moorhead, MN May 2009 Western Area Labor Council
  • Paul Sutherland, BCTGM Member, Moorhead, Minnesota
  • Employee Free Choice Act forum with Minnesota Nurses Association and Workers Interfaith Network
  • AFGE Transportation Security Officers with Senator Franken
  • Laura Askelin calling Members of Congress for health insurance reform
  • Working America Jobs Roundtable December 2009

Workers' Rights

Statement on Supreme Court’s Grant of Certification in Friedrichs v. CTA

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear a challenge on collective bargaining rights. The case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, seeks to overturn the 35-year old Abood v. Detroit Board of Education ruling that allows public sector unions to collect fair share fees from non-members to cover the costs associated with representation.  read more »

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 7 - Senator Franken Talks Unions & Trade

United States Senator & union member Al Franken joins us to talk about his experience as a union member. He also tells us why he voted against Trade Promotion Authority.

Minnesota AFL-CIO Legislative Director Jennifer Schaubach stops in with a review of what did and didn’t happen during the 2015 Legislative Session. read more »

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 6 - Trade and the TPP

Our guest in the interview segment is Kaela Berg from the Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition. We talk about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and what it means for working people in Minnesota. read more »

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 5 - Safe Staffing on Workers Memorial Day

We’re releasing this episode on April 27, the day before Workers Memorial Day. 

Every year on April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces. That’s what this episode is all about. read more »

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 4 - Organizing Fast Food Workers

April is here and we are back with a brand new episode!

This week we learn about a relatively new effort to organize fast food workers in the Twin Cities. Our guests are Blanca Gonzales a Minneapolis fast food workers & Veronica Mendez-Moore, an organizer with CTUL. read more »

Labor applauds Mayor Betsy Hodges’ Minneapolis Working Families Agenda

In her State of the City Address, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges announced a bold working families policy agenda. In her speech, Mayor Hodges called for fair and predictable scheduling for shift workers, increased protections against wage theft, and earned sick and safe time.

State and local Labor leaders applauded Mayor Hodges’ agenda. read more »

Minnesota AFL-CIO calls on Bloomington City Attorney not to prosecute #BlackLivesMatter Activists

Today, the Minnesota AFL-CIO Executive Board passed a resolution calling on Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson to not prosecute the 11 #BlackLivesMatter members who were peacefully protesting at the Mall of America on December 20, 2014. Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement: read more »

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 3 - Young Workers

We’re back with another episode a lot sooner than we’ll normally be, but this is a time sensitive episode. read more »

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 2 - Organizing Delta

It’s our second episode! We have a great show for you. Barb Kucera from Workday Minnesota is back with a labor new update. Our interview segment is with Neil McMahon & Angie Brewer, two Delta flight attendants who are active in the ongoing unionization effort. read more »

Workers, Legislators Support Bill to Modernize Workplace Scheduling Laws

Looking to ensure workers have a voice in how much and when they work, a coalition of worker advocacy groups, social justice organizations, labor unions and workers joined together with Rep. Rena Moran today to introduce the Fair Scheduling Legislation. read more »

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