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.
Workers and organizations held events in all 13 Minneapolis wards Thursday to call on the city to adopt a $15 minimum wage and policies for earned sick and safe time, fair scheduling, and ending wage theft.
Organizers said the “Minneapolis Works” Day of Action was needed to highlight “the crisis facing working families across the city.”
Now that their first contract is in effect, Minnesota home care workers are taking the next steps to build their union. They are knocking on doors to recruit more people into the union and joining the national discussion on the future of home care.
Workers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have been organizing and winning victories in improved working conditions and higher pay since their campaign with SEIU Local 26 began in 2013. This video documents their campaign over the last two years.
The Metropolitan Airports Commission took the unprecedented step Monday of setting a $10 minimum wage for companies operating at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. While lauding the move, workers said they will keep organizing for more.
Workers from over 50 Twin Cities stores staged a one-day strike Tuesday for better wages and conditions against employers like Capital Building Services Group that provide cleaning services for large retail corporations like Macy’s.
In a victory for 27,000 home health care workers across Minnesota, Gov. Mark Dayton gave final approval to a historic first union contract that will dramatically improve working conditions in the industry when it takes effect July 1.