While Twin Cities brewery Surly lays off workers to bust the union effort there, the Cities’ Fair State Brewery in fact acts fairly: “Today, Fair State Brewing Cooperative has decided to v
Surly is one of the largest and most prominent microbreweries in Minnesota. And like so many of these places, the owners are as reactionary anti-union as Jay Gould or Henry Ford could dream of being.
On April 4, 1936, the Strutwear strike in Minneapolis was won by the workers, a significant victory not just for the workers of Minnesota, but specifically for the women who made up most of this workf
“Minnesota Nice” also means Minnesota White and when that whiteness gets challenged, the nice goes away. Right now, right-wing whites in Minnesota are freaking out over new interpretations
On November 10, 1933, workers at the Hormel plant in Austin, Minnesota sat down on the job. Possibly the first sit-down strike in American history, the win these workers achieved helped set up the lab
This is the grave of David Clough. Born in 1846 in Lyme, New Hampshire, he grew up poor on a farm that relied on a lot of logging. He went into that as a career and moved to Minnesota in 1872, just be
If Minnesota wants to take down its statue of Christopher Columbus in front of the state capitol, I say go for it. If it wants to replace that statue with one of Prince, I think the nation may finally
There’s no question that the killing of the Australian woman by a police officer in Minneapolis is a terrible thing. It goes once again to show that one of the nation’s biggest problems is