Yearly Archives: 2019

AFL-CIO endorses ‘new NAFTA’; Machinists, others object

WASHINGTON (PAI)—Over the Machinists’ objections, the AFL-CIO announced earlier this month it backs the revised “New NAFTA,” the so-called “free trade” pact GOP President Donald Trump and the U.S. House’s ruling Democrats unveiled that day. The union federation and the

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Teamsters authorize strike

Teamsters 320 announced earlier this week that the unionized members of the St. Louis County Public Works have voted to authorize a strike against the county. A marathon 19-hour negotiation session couldn’t get the county to a contract, and the

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IBEW Retirees step up to brighten holidays

Just before Thanksgiving, IBEW 242 Retirees combined their efforts to donate gifts, toys, clothes, gift cards, cash and much more to help the AFL-CIO Community Services Christmas Program. As the IBEW 242/31 retirees club has grown every year, the number of

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Laborers 1091 Food Drive still open!

It’s not too late to donate food or cash to the Laborers 1091 holiday food drive, says business manager Dan Olson. The annual drive always makes a difference for needy families in the area.

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CLB endorses Simonsen in SD7

The Duluth Central Labor Body voted overwhelmingly to recommend incumbent DFL State Senator Erik Simonsen to the state fed for endorsement at its monthly meeting Nov. 14. Simonsen was the only candidate to screen for endorsement. A retired firefighter, Simonsen

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Elections past and future

By Catherine Conlan Two stories on the front page of this issue remind us that elections matter. Who wins, who loses, how they win or lose and the policies the winners support elect us all in one way or another,

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EPI: Trump NLRB targets worker protections

WASHINGTON (PAI)—Just about the only worker protection the Trump-named GOP National Labor Relations Board majority hasn’t successfully banned, yet, is Scabby the Rat. It’s not for lack of trying. NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb, its top enforcement officer, wants to

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CSP names new Labor liaison

Renee Van Nett is no stranger to the Labor Temple, and now you’ll be seeing her here more often as she steps into her new role as Community Services Director at the Head of the Lakes United Way. With her

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Electricians donate time to Bentleyville project

IBEW Local 242 and Holden Electric joined forces by donating all material and labor for a volunteer project to help Bentleyville expand its Christmas spirit to all. The project entailed installing a 100-amp breaker panel, multiple receptacles, heaters and LED

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Robinson presents memento to CLB

Buddy Robinson of the Minnesota Citizens Federation, previously known as the Senior Federation, presented a brick from the old Diamond Tool property to the Central Labor Body at the last meeting. He was there to talk about the close ties

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