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.
The effort to form a faculty union at the University of Minnesota moved forward with a ruling by the state Bureau of Mediation Services affirming that 1,500 tenure-track and 1,000 contingent faculty should be in one bargaining unit.
Some 125 non-union workers at the Mayo Clinic are seeking to join their unionized counterparts in SEIU Healthcare Minnesota to take on the health care giant’s plan to contract out their food service jobs.
A strike has been averted at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and workers have moved one step closer toward union representation with an agreement announced Monday between Air Serv Corporation and Service Employees International Union Local 26.
Looking to build on recent victories at Target and Best Buy, retail janitors in the Twin Cities will put the pressure on Kohl’s this weekend – during the busy back-to-school shopping season – to do right by the workers who clean its stores.
On Monday, airport workers put their employer, Air Serv, and the Metropolitan Airports Commission on notice they are tired of waiting and will strike if no progress is made toward better working conditions and the right to form a union.
In an historic organizing victory, medical professionals – including medical doctors – at the Lake Superior Community Health Center in Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis., have ratified their first contract and are now members of Steelworkers Local 9460.