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In 2014, six months six months following the election of Socialist Alternative City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, Seattle became the first major U.S. city to pass a $15 an hour minimum wage. It was an important...

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One year ago today, Minneapolis passed the first $15 minimum wage in the Midwest. On New Year’s Day, a majority of minimum wage workers in Minneapolis got almost a dollar raise. This victory is a...

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We live an era of social crisis. In the year since Trump ascended to the White House, big debates have opened up about how to stop his reactionary agenda and a new generation of young...

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[Editors Note] The MetCouncil (management) will meet on January 24 to decide whether to ratify the  contract adopted by the union. If they choose not to ratify the contract, the union has already  filed a...

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Like most cities across the country, Minneapolis is facing a burgeoning housing crisis. In Minneapolis this year, the homeless population rose by 4.5% – the first time it has increased since the national foreclosure crisis...

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On November 7, the Ginger Jentzen campaign won a historic vote in the race for Minneapolis City Council, Ward 3. The initial six-point lead on election night was fitting for our powerful campaign which had...

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Faced with potential attacks on employee health insurance, increasing safety concerns, and attacks on funding for mass transit, members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 – with a new rank and file president – are...

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Every day volunteers for the Ginger Jentzen campaign are knocking on doors throughout Minneapolis’ Ward 3 neighborhoods, where working people and youth are facing skyrocketing rents and looking for an alternative to the developer-driven agenda...

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Ryan Timlin, a member of Socialist Alternative and longtime labor activist, is running for president of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1005, representing Transit Workers in Minneapolis. After we went to press, it became clear that Timlin is running unopposed...

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In Minneapolis, and around the country, working people need political representatives who are not for sale to big business. Raising over $100,000 with a median donation of just $20, Ginger’s campaign, like Bernie Sanders’, shows...

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