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Memo to Washington: We need another COVID-19 relief bill — now

What are they waiting for? Back in the spring, federal policymakers acted quickly to address the emerging pandemic and economic disruption. Among various measures...

Daily Reformer: Reformers are not suckers and losers

Good afternoon. (You can receive Daily Reformer by signing up here.)  Programming update. No newsletter Monday to celebrate the long struggle working together for better...

Sure, have your barbecue, but work for workers on this Labor...

Toward the end of the 19th century, the average American worker labored 12 hours per day, seven days per week— all to earn a...

Daily Reformer: I’m so angry I’m gonna write a letter

Good afternoon. Sign up here to receive Daily Reformer in your in-box.  The once civil relationship between Gov. Tim Walz and state Sen. Paul Gazelka...

If it’s to make a comeback, labor needs to look outside...

Rocks rain down onto a police car from an overpass. Masked men scatter as shots ring out, though the cops get a good look...

Daily Reformer mashup: Anxious Dems

This is a mashup of several recent editions of the Reformer’s morning newsletter, Daily Reformer. To sign up, go here.  Here’s where we’re at with...

Help Black people breathe again by shutting down polluting incinerators

Right here, in Minneapolis, America witnessed a black man lose his life because he was unable to breathe. The killing of George Floyd was...

Legislature needs to protect workers

When the new class of Minnesota state legislators is sworn in on January 5, 2020, they will almost certainly usher in a new era...

This is what it’s like to visit a prison to see...

Stillwater Prison, built 1910-14 in Bayport, Minn., is on the National Register of Historic Places. Picture the stereotype of any movie prison you've ever...

6 questions for former St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, CEO of...

We talked to Chris Coleman, president and CEO of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and former St. Paul mayor, about the housing landscape and what...
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