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.
Striking fast food workers and community supporters rallied outside McDonald’s restaurants in St. Paul and Minneapolis Thursday, joining a nationwide day of action in 320 cities to call for a $15 minimum wage, paid sick time and union rights.
Minnesota’s union membership rate held steady at 14.2 percent of the workforce in 2015 with 363,000 working Minnesotans belonging to a union. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual survey of union membership also showed the national rate holding steady at 11.1 percent.