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 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.
Janitors who clean big-box and department stores in the Twin Cities announced two key developments in their campaign for better wages and working conditions Wednesday, setting a new strike deadline and filing a class-action lawsuit to recoup wages allegedly lost to wage theft.
The Metropolitan Airports Commission is poised to raise wages for 2,800 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport workers to $10 an hour, but the workers say the increase won’t lift them out of poverty. And they say the MAC faces a “credibility gap” after it delayed implementation of a new paid sick leave policy.
AFSCME Council 5 has organized a second group home system in the Duluth area. The National Labor Relations Board has issued a “certificate of representative” for AFSCME at AHL Healthcare Group, which does business as At Home Living Facilities, Inc.