Met Council/ Phone Zap

The bus drivers of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 have been keeping our public transit system working, yet they are putting themselves at serious risk of contracting COVID-19. For their safety, ATU Local 1005 has been pushing for suspending fare collection and having passengers enter through rear doors. This past Tuesday, TC DSA’s Labor Branch… Read more »

How to Fight Bloomberg and Win

The genesis of this piece is a debate between comrades about how to relate to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign to be the Democratic candidate for president. Two weeks ago, Bloomberg opened five new campaign offices in Minnesota. I proposed that TCDSA take the opportunity to protest Bloomberg at the nearest one;… Read more »

Support Nelsie Yang

With the city of St Paul holding city council elections this Tuesday 5 November, Twin Cities DSA would like to strongly recommend volunteer support for Nelsie Yang, candidate for city council in Ward 6. Sign-up Here: https://secure.ngpvan.com/p/JjsHsM6BHUqPHxKvqHbOAA2 Decision Process Twin Cities DSA did not host formal endorsement meetings this year available to rank & file… Read more »

If You’re So Rich, How Come You’re Not Smart?

We have come to a point in late-stage capitalism where a lot of the so-called philanthropy vying for well-meaning control of our lives is so inept, so blinkered by ideology, that it has become its own opposite. “Philanthropy” contains two Greek root words that mean, respectively, “love” and “human.” But, particularly in the subdivision of… Read more »

Local Labor News Round-up

Comrades, we are in the midst of a wave of labor actions and agitation as the working class reasserts itself with greater urgency every day. People are fighting for their communities, fighting to save the planet, and fighting to get just a little more justice in their lives every day. All labor actions involve surprises,… Read more »

Did you know that freelancers and authors have a union?

Yes, it’s true. For decades, a nationwide union chapter, UAW Local 1981, has existed under its alternate name of the National Writers Union or NWU. This union fights for free speech, net neutrality, fair contracts between freelance writers and publishers, and other issues of interest to writers of all kinds. They also provide contract negotiation… Read more »

Keeping Up the Pressure on Concentration Camp Investors: A Tour of Corporate Shame and a Weekend of Action

Concentration camps are big business. Minneapolis has no shortage of corporations profiting off human suffering and misery, as immigrants are targeted at the border and throughout the country. Locally, TCDSA members have helped launch a campaign against Thrivent, a local “ethical” investment bank that invests in Core Civic and GEO Group, the two main companies… Read more »