St. Paul: Don’t take money away from working families!

Right now, the City of Saint Paul is at the threshold of passing a minimum wage similar to the one that has already been adopted by Minneapolis.  UNITE HERE Local 17 emphatically supports such an increase to the standard of living for working families that is supported by Mayor Carter. Saint Paul workers deserve $15 […]

Elections are November 6th!

This year we are facing a vitally important election. At the federal level politicians are doing everything they can to make working people’s lives harder. Giving massive amounts of money to the most wealthy and starting trade wars that hurt American jobs are the wrong ways to help working families. At the state level, Republican Politicians […]

We Are Fighting Together!

Minnesota’s 2018 elections are incredibly important for ALL working people if we want to preserve our freedoms and fight for a better life. In June the Supreme Court issued a decision in the Janus v AFSCME case that is nothing more than an attack on working people. Right to Work threatens our freedom to join […]

Local 17 Members Fight Tip Penalty!

On Monday, April 16th Rep. Joe McDonald (R-Delano) brought legislation (HF 4061) before a House Committee to cut pay for tipped workers and allow their employers to pay less than minimum wage otherwise known as a Tip Penalty. Local 17 members turned out to let them know that a tip penalty isn’t right! Local 17 servers spoke […]

Fight Tip Penalty!

All working people deserve a fair return on our work! On Monday, April 16th Rep. Joe McDonald (R-Delano) is bringing legislation (HF 4061) before a House Committee to cut pay for tipped workers and allow their employers to pay less than minimum wage otherwise known as a Tip Penalty. We have to turn out to let […]

Working Families Will Not Be Silenced by Supreme Court Case!

Last week, the US Supreme Court heard a case that would limit public sector workers’ freedom to join together and negotiate for a fair return on their work. What the corporate-backed groups who brought this case forward don’t understand is that no matter how much they attack us – working people won’t be silenced. Just […]

2018 Will Be A Make It Or Break It Year For ALL Unions

This year our Union will be facing potentially huge challenges. Late in February the Supreme court will hear a case that could affect our freedom to come together and negotiate a fair return on work. The outcome could largely defund and diminish our power. This would make it it even harder to organize more workers […]