It is no coincidence that what finally broke the Soviet Union was a Catholic trade union — a group of shipyard workers, led by an electrician and motivated by a faith that their oppressors deemed an opiate.
Christianity and its sweeping social vision enlivened the workers in Gdansk and their entire nation and, a decade later, a totalitarian superpower claiming to speak on behalf of all workers around the world had vanished. The forbidden revolution of workers bound together in solidarity around a shared vision of dignity, work, and the common good did what tanks and armed divisions had failed to do: it ended communism and gained freedom for millions. Read More
Two Minnesota construction employees won a settlement against OMG Midwest, an Iowa-based company with a business in Belle Plaine. The men alleged the company illegally fired them after they refused to join the Teamsters Local 120 union. Read More
Snowplow drivers of Teamsters Local 320 in St. Louis County rejected a final contract offer from County officials that led to a strike starting Wednesday. Read More
A Teamsters union in Duluth mostly comprised of snow plow operators will likely go on strike this week after it voted Saturday to reject a final offer from St. Louis County. Read More
A local Teamsters union in Duluth largely comprised of snow plow operators plans to strike if officials with the St. Louis County government fail to agree to the union’s terms for a new labor contract. Read More