For general news to membership and the public.

  • We Can’t Count On Walz

    We Can’t Count On Walz

    As the previous newsletter highlighted, bills at the legislature have faced corporate pushback from Mayo Clinic, which threatened to pull investments over the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act supported by the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA). This bill would set up committees that would include hospital staff and among other things, they would be able…

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  • Minneapolis DFL Turmoil

    Minneapolis DFL Turmoil

    On Saturday, May 13, the Minneapolis DFL held their Ward 10 endorsing convention. It would be forced to adjourn partway through as Warsame supporters began to physically confront and assault Chughtai supporters, with the convention becoming unsafe for all participants.

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  • Rally for Delta Workers

    Rally for Delta Workers

    On Saturday, April 15, Twin Cities DSA members were invited to attend a major labor rally to boost the coordinated organizing efforts at Delta Air Lines. Delta flight attendants are organizing with the Association of Flight Attendants – CWA (AFA-CWA). Delta fleet service / ramp crew are organizing with the International Association of Machinists and…

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  • Update: East Phillips Urban Farm in Sight

    Update: East Phillips Urban Farm in Sight

    Comrades, we’ve just passed Earth Day, and in that spirit, we are thrilled to share positive news about the effort in East Phillips to avoid demolition of the Roof Depot and realize the community’s vision of an indoor urban farm, housing, and community hub.  In a meeting on Wednesday, April 19, with the East Phillips…

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  • Cub Foods Strike Averted: Prep for the Future

    Cub Foods Strike Averted: Prep for the Future

    The planned strike by United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 663 this past Friday and Saturday has been called off following a tentative agreement reached by the bargaining committee that would provide workers with wage increases of $2.50 to $3.50 an hour by Spring of 2024 and establish a safety committee. A membership ratification…

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  • News from other states, both good and bad

    News from other states, both good and bad

    From the state of Idaho, a new statute was recently passed by the legislature that literally strikes fear into our hearts and seems to indicate a slide toward a future resembling Margaret Atwood’s Gilead from A Handmaid’s Tale. The law creates a new crime, called “abortion trafficking.”  Here are the bare facts, as reported on…

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  • Organize and fly together

    Organize and fly together

    The heartbreaking 2010 loss of a union election at Delta Air Lines by a mere 280 votes meant that 16,000 ramp workers would not be represented by the International Association of Machinists (IAM). The last 13 years have been marked by several unsuccessful attempts at unionization. A combination of firing key activists, intimidation, intense anti-union…

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  • Starbucks One-day Strike Report-back

    Starbucks One-day Strike Report-back

    On Wednesday, March 22, Starbucks workers at over 100 stores across the country went on strike over recent hour cuts and the company’s continued refusal to bargain. Three stores in the Twin Cities participated: Saint Anthony, 300 Snelling in Saint Paul, and 47th & Cedar in Minneapolis. The one day strike took place the day…

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  • MFT/ESP Solidarity Event with East Phillips Coalition

    MFT/ESP Solidarity Event with East Phillips Coalition

    *Minneapolis Federation of Teachers / Education Support Professionals, the union representing educators in the Minneapolis Public Schools A sharp battle has erupted in Minneapolis between the working people of East Phillips and the City’s rulers. East Phillips is historically one of the most polluted neighborhoods in Minnesota, with a highly diverse population and the largest…

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  • Rebellion in Peru Dispatch #2: Second Takeover of Lima

    Rebellion in Peru Dispatch #2: Second Takeover of Lima

    It’s time to turn over 500 years of colonization. The uprising of the people against the infamous regime instated by Fujimori and the US Embassy has many reasons. 500 years worth of reasons. But let’s try to see what is behind the coup today. The region is the richest in minerals in the world. Today…

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  • No Demo: Solidarity Continues in East Phillips

    No Demo: Solidarity Continues in East Phillips

    The fight to prevent the demolition of the Roof Depot building and to prevent the City of Minneapolis from installing a polluting truck yard and diesel fueling station in East Phillip continues, and the last two weeks have shown that the momentum is strong! In the week leading up to the originally planned demolition date…

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  • 2023: Building Worker Power in City Hall

    2023: Building Worker Power in City Hall

    Twin Cities DSA is pleased to announce that our 2023 electoral endorsements process has begun! Each endorsement is decided by membership and only happens with member participation. Candidates who share our vision are encouraged to read our endorsement process and submit their questionnaire by February 28th. Our Electoral Committee has been reflecting on the electoral…

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