Unions gaining public favor, losing ground in workplace- Why?

(Article reprinted from the Union AdvocateUnion members are becoming increasingly scarce in the U.S. labor force. It’s a trend that continued in 2016, when union density fell from 11.1 to 10.7 percent of the total workforce, according to federal report issued in January. Unions’ demise has assumed an aura of inevitability. So when the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual report on unions, media outlets mostly yawned. Read more »

2nd Annual Union Job & Resource Fair planned for April 4

Save the Date: The 2nd Annual Union Job and Resource Fair will be held at the East Side Freedom Library on April 4, 2017, 3-6PM. It's a way to discover your path to a union career. Learn how to earn while you learn and rise above the minimum wage. There will be information about the advantages of a union job, record expungement, and community resources.  Read more »

Funeral services set for David K. Roe

Services have been set for longtime labor leader David K. Roe, who died Monday at age 92.

Visitation is Sunday, Feb. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, 5000 W. 50th St., Edina. A funeral will be held Monday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 5645 Chicago Av., with visitation at 10 a.m. Read more »

David Roe, giant of Minnesota labor, dies at 92

(by Steve Share, editor, Minneapolis Labor Review) David K. Roe, a fierce advocate for workers and leader during decades of growth and change in the labor movement, died Monday, February 13, at age 92.  Read more »

Minnesota Laborer is finalist for national social justice award

Edwina Patterson, a member of Laborers Local 653 in Minneapolis, is in Washington, D.C., this week to be honored for her work advocating for more people of color in the Building Trades. She is one of 10 finalists for the Edna Social Justice Award given by the Berger-Marks Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to supporting the leadership of young women in the labor movement. Read more »

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