Mike Syversrud retired May 31 after serving 23 years as the region’s elected business agent for Cement Masons Local 633. He represented Local 633 members across northern Minnesota, North Dakota, and seven counties in northern Wisconsin.
After an unsuccessful union vote at Vikre Distillery, some workers now are simply looking forward. “It sucks to lose, but I’m hopeful for the future,” said Brandon Hartung, a front-of-house worker at Vikre who was one of the leadership group in the push for unionization.
One of Minnesota’s largest labor unions has rescinded its endorsement of state Rep. Ruth Richardson, DFL-Mendota Heights, saying she oversaw a fierce union-busting campaign as CEO of Planned Parenthood’s affiliate in the Upper Midwest.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Glacier Northwest v. Teamsters Local 174 is outrageous—valuing property over workers’ rights. But it could have been much worse. Unions still have the right to strike. Employers still can’t generally sue unions in state court for losses caused by strikes.
Action CenterAdd your name to the petition to help get casual workers at Safe Haven a fair contract!
These workers are calling upon the community and their allies to support them as they negotiate for a fair contract with equal wages and access to time off.Take one minute to support Minnesota Teachers!
Please take 1 minute to fill out this form to send your legislators a message asking them to support Minnesota educator pension reform. Share this link with members in your local, family members, and friends who support public education.
Labor HeadlinesUFW: Tell NY DOL to investigate Wafler Farmsâ€™ alleged wage theft and abuse
UAW, Detroit Three automakers in standoff as wider strike looms
How the AI revolution is different: It threatens white-collar workers
Auto workers in Detroit share why theyâ€™re striking
Hollywood workers resort to flea markets, bake sales as strikes drag on
Contact My Elected Representatives