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.
More than 70 percent of the employees at Eastside Food Co-op in Minneapolis signed and submitted cards to the National Labor Relations Board Thursday to unionize with United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 653.
Franklin Street Bakery workers donated more than $1,000 from their “Taste of Justice” event to a local food shelf and called on their employer to sign a neutrality agreement so they can unionize to improve their wages and working conditions.
Chanting “Exploitation has got to go!” dozens of farm workers and supporters converged on the Wendy’s restaurant in north Minneapolis Monday, calling on the company to honor the human rights of the workers who help produce their food.
The state Bureau of Mediation Services Friday dismissed an attempt to decertify the union for 27,000 Minnesota home care workers, meaning a contract securing their wages, benefits and working conditions can move forward.