SEIU officials are meeting with Minneapolis-St. Paul Contract Cleaners Association for the first time since union janitors voted to authorize a strike if a deal can’t be reached.
Kristoffer Tigue is a local freelance writer and former editor of the Twin Cities Daily Planet.
The negotiations between the SEIU and Minneapolis-St. Paul Contract Cleaners Association is seen by some as an opportunity to confront the rollback of collective bargaining.
Policy makers in Minnesota should be bolstering treatment resources for prisoners and looking at how current policies are adding to the state’s overcrowding problem, say civil rights groups.
The issue is especially crucial in areas of the city where residents are more dependent on public transportation.
Mike Griffin and Anthony Shields of Minneapolis-based Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) are two of 20 people selected for a program that teaches grassroots organizing to marginalized communities in east Europe.
The Northside Holiday Boutique hopes to heighten the exposure of Northside artists and business owners to Minneapolis’ downtown workers and residents.
Minneapolis-based Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha tries to fill a role historically played by unions — educating workers about their rights and teaching negotiation skills.
Looking back at a week that included protests, demonstrations, dueling press conferences and confrontations between police and activists.
Claudene Lockridge’s Inspirational Boutique sells high-end women’s clothing and accessories at a reasonable price, but also serves as a place for teenage girls to hang out.
The Northside Treasures Bazaar is just the third Minneapolis flea market to be held in 60 years, and officials said they hope it becomes a regular fixture in the neighborhood.
The program offers free bus passes to students at Johnson Senior High School. Students can use the cards to ride city buses to and from school, as well as for personal use.
Last week, Minnesota Sportservice, which contracts the temp agencies who hire workers for Target Field, met most of the worker’s demands, though higher wages were not part of the final deal.
For many religious communities, the sort of equality BLM is fighting for is at the heart of their beliefs.
Black Lives Matter Saint Paul marched on the Minnesota State Fair to demand change in the fair’s vendor selection process, as well as protest the St. Paul Police Department.
Not a few voters at the Minneapolis rally said they believed Bernie Sanders would make a better candidate than Clinton, the current front-runner for the Democratic nomination.
“Hand in Hand” was a collaborative effort between Kyle and Wes Burdine, the guitarist in her indie-R&B group, Gospel Machine.
More than a thousand people turned out Wednesday evening to show solidarity with the protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray.
How did a small group of young Twin Cities activists manage to organize the most high-profile public demonstrations in years?
Organizers estimated that more than 2,000 participants showed up to march the four miles from Snelling and University avenues to the State Capitol.