Despite decades of attacks, workers and unions continue to organize and bargain to improve their workplaces and communities. Workers also are engaging in innovative forms of organizing - and transforming their organizations - to build power in the face of new challenges.
Home care workers and clients who have been bargaining their second union contract with the State of Minnesota announced a tentative agreement Thursday morning. The contract would increase wages for thousands of home care workers from $11 to $13 per hour, boost paid time off and provide more training opportunities.
The general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board has determined that unfair labor practice charges filed against Mayo Clinic have merit, supporting maintenance workers at the Albert Lea Medical Center who have been seeking a contract for more than 18 months.
Members of a Minneapolis-based worker center are calling on the management of Kohl’s department stores to meet about a Responsible Contractor Policy – and to apologize for the behavior of a security officer at Eden Prairie Mall.
After years of organizing, including many landmark victories along the way, hundreds of workers employed by Delta subcontractor Air Serv have won recognition of their union with Service Employees International Union Local 26.