Monthly Archives: November 2019

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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Labor candidates notch some wins

Labor-endorsed candidates picked up five victories in the eight Duluth positions that were up for election last week. Duluth Mayor Emily Larson and incumbent At-Large City Councilor Arik Forsman were re-elected to their seats. Janet Kennedy won the 5th District

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Sundin retires from Painters

After 40 years, Mike Sundin says it’s time to be done. The longtime business market development consultant for Painters Local 106 is retiring. “I just hope my work sets an example as well and is counted among those who did

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