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More workers were involved in strikes and other labor disputes in 2018 than at any point in the past three decades, fueled by widespread teacher protests last spring, according to data releas

Follow along for week-by-week updates on legislative activity that impacts unions and workers in North Dakota.

Gebre was still a boy when he was forced to flee Ethiopia, a country that suffered political turmoil and famine during the 1980s.

One night at his UPS job, Tefere Gebre's co-worker handed him some union material. 

“He told me that I’d get health care and vacation and other benefits by filling it out. I said, ‘Are you serious?’ I thought, ‘Hmm. Everyone should have that.’”

Tefere, the executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, has been a proud union member for most of his life, valuing the freedom of people to come together in union.

Statewide Endorsements
U.S. Senate - Eliot Glassheim
U.S. Congress - Chase Iron Eyes
Governor and Lt. Governor - Marvin Nelson & Joan Heckaman
State Treasurer - Tim Mathern
Insurance Commissioner - Ruth Buffalo
Superintendent of Public Instruction - Kirsten Baesler

Legislative Endorsements
District 02 State House - Brandon Delvo

District 04 State Senate - Tyler Stafslien
District 04 State House - Cesar Alvarez
District 04 State House - Kenton Onstad

Growing up in rural Kentucky, Augusta Thomas witnessed the extreme measures elected officials would take to prevent African-American men from voting.
Culinary worker Brittany Bronson talks not only about the benefits of joining her union, but also about the opportunities being part of a unionized workforce offer women, particularly women who have long careers in the workforce.

Anniversaries can be celebratory or somber. Today we celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and it is the kind of anniversary in which we hail the success of the act, while also acknowledging the deficiencies in our democracy that make the full act necessary.