The Dangers Ahead

Driven by voters who wanted to defend the right to abortion and those who understood that Republican victories on Election Day would lead to a curtailment of democratic rights, the Democratic Party dodged a bullet. With young voters leading the way, a Red Tide was stopped. This was despite the Democratic Party’s absolute refusal to… 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 »

2022 Midterm Elections: Twin Cities DSA Update

We are fast approaching the midterm general elections on November 8th. Members have voted to endorse six candidates on the ballot across the metro. With less than a month left, let’s go over what Twin Cities DSA will be doing over that month, and take some time to talk about our candidates. The Month Ahead:… 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 »

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 »

Labor Day, Anti-Racism, and the New Labor Movement

By Cynthia S. How should anti-racists celebrate Labor Day? Or rather, how is the labor movement related to the work we do in fighting for racial justice? Scholar and activist, Ruthie Wilson Gilmore (whose forthcoming book on racial capitalism is worth pre-ordering) reminds us that from the beginning “capitalism require[d] inequality, and racism enshrine[d] it.” How? By… Read more »