Workday Minnesota is a project of the University of Minnesota Labor Education Service, the only educational program in the state specifically focused on the needs of Minnesota workers and their organizations. View a complete overview on the LES website. In this section, we highlight some of the programs and services we offer and examine current trends and issues in labor education.
The Labor Education Service has developed a series of posters that make up a labor history timeline. Download the posters
Willow Creek Intermediate School sixth graders wanted to know why there was no recognition of the workers who built the Minnesota State Capitol anywhere in the building. Their curiosity has led to legislation to honor the hundreds of workers with a commemorative plaque.
March 5, 2015, is an important anniversary for the Minneapolis Labor Review newspaper. It marks 100 years since the first issue edited by Robley D. Cramer, who would become a major figure in Minnesota labor.
Randy Croce, who directs the Who Built Our Capitol? project, will be featured on Minnesota Public Radio Monday, Jan. 26. He also will speak Jan. 27 as part of the History Lounge series sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society.
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.