Twin Cities DSA Statement on the 2022 Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  November 10, 2022 Contact: steering@twincitiesdsa.org We want to start by congratulating our TCDSA-endorsed candidates: Zaynab Mohamed, Omar Fateh, Samantha Sencer-Mura, Athena Hollins, Mai Chong Xiong, and Aaron Wagner all won their elections! They and all of the dedicated folks who made their victories possible should be proud of the organizing they’ve done.… Read more »

YDSA and the Teamsters Fight at the University of Minnesota

YDSA played purely a support role for the Teamsters Local 320. Being a studentorganization, our primary aim was to educate students about the working conditions at theuniversity, and to build up support for the union among the student body. With this goal in mind,we went about tabling outside of dorm cafeterias, lit-dropping pro-Teamsters literature inuniversity… Read more »

Starbucks Workers Face Down A Hostile Company

Starbucks management is turning up the heat. Faced with an expanding national movement by Starbucks workers to unionize (256 stores have won to date), Starbucks has been hitting back with firings, suspensions, constantly changing hours, store closures and safety infractions. On Wednesday, October 26 the first bargaining session for 6 Minnesota unionized stores was supposed… Read more »

East Phillips Urban Farm Update

Rally and Make Art!  Join East Phillips organizers and community on October 9, 1PM, at the Roof Depot intersection. This will be a community rally and art-making event! The city recently tore down all the signs there, so folks will be making more to put up.  Update: On Thursday, September 22, 2022, amid ongoing protests… Read more »

Labor Rebellion

The outlines and depth of a labor uprising are becoming clearer with everyday. The rail workers group, Rail Workers United (RWU), issued a statement in support of striking Minnesota Nurses explaining that rail workers face the same conditions and problems as nurses; speed up, lack of staffing, more dangerous conditions and an attempt by bosses,… Read more »

2022 TCDSA Convention Voting Results

Bylaws and resolutions results: Bylaws Change 1: Operations Coordinator – passes. 66% required to pass. 93% in favor, 7% opposed or abstained. Bylaws Change 2: Sortition Officers – fails. 66% required to pass. 39% in favor, 61% opposed or abstained. Resolution 1: Minnesota Health Plan – passes. 50% + 1 to pass. 75% in favor,… Read more »

Get on the picket line: MN Nurses Strike!

TIME SENSITIVE: Twin Cities DSA invites you September 12-14 to join the 15,000 nurses making history with their largest ever private sector strike! Ways to get involved below. This strike comes after months of failed negotiations with various hospital systems across Minnesota, with pickets happening at the following campuses:  * Abbot Northwestern (Minneapolis) * Children’s… Read more »