Workday Minnesota holds the powerful to account while bringing the perspective of everyday workers and the organizations that defend their rights to focus. Workday emphasizes long-form investigative journalism to bring to light the concealed and buried.
Workday Minnesota fulfills the mission of the Labor Education Service at the University of Minnesota by providing a public outlet to examine the conditions that workers face on a day to day basis. Workday began publishing in the summer of 2000 with support from Minnesota’s labor community. It was the first on-line labor news publication in the United States.
Filiberto Nolasco Gomez – Editor
Growing up in a working-class Mexican community in eastern Los Angeles Filiberto was observant of the grind his parents and community members went through to fulfill their daily needs and fight to live with dignity. These insights led to an extensive breadth of union experience having worked with UNITE HERE Local 11, UAW 2865 and SEIU 284. Determined to tell stories that media ignores he started his own media company El Huateque five year ago quickly becoming a platform of expression and commentary. His writing and podcasts have drawn attention to abusive dynamics within the music industry, new slumlord of South Minneapolis, gentrification in Los Angeles and the struggles of everyday latinx people. He is excited to leverage the scope of these experiences to sustain and expand the vision and breadth of Workday Minnesota.
Amie Stager – Reporter
Media and culture have always dominated Amie Stager’s life. Her interest in books and movies growing up turned into a love for storytelling and curiosity about the unknown. During a Washington D.C. trip in high school, she visited the Newseum and realized there was a way to use her passion and skills to serve, love, and protect her community in an empowering and liberating way. After a gap year working as a barista, she decided to pursue journalism as a career. She expects to graduate spring 2021 from the University of Minnesota Hubbard School for Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in journalism and minors in art and anthropology. She is excited to be a part of Workday Minnesota, engaging the working community with stories of justice!