Monthly Archives: March 2020

Walz orders Minnesota public schools to close

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order on Sunday authorizing the temporary closure of Minnesota K-12 public schools to students in order for school administrators and teachers to make long-term plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools will be closed

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And then there were…

By Catherine Conlan I’m writing this on Super Tuesday night, watching primary results roll in. It’s been a busy 48 hours with our own Amy Klobuchar suspending her campaign shortly after Pete Buttigieg suspended his. (Her outlasting him was a

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AFL-CIO issues coronavirus statement

The AFL-CIO issued a statement and flyer addressing the threat of the widespread transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). “Health care workers, firefighters, police, airline workers, emergency service workers and other first responders will be on the front lines of responding to

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Union calls out ‘no’ votes on PRO Act

WASHINGTON (PAI)—Challenging the Democratic Party to live up to its pro-worker utterances, the Communications Workers formally asked the party to withdraw support from the seven incumbent U.S. House Democrats who voted against the Protect The Right To Organize (Pro) Act,

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USPS fired thousands for getting hurt on the job

By Maryam Jameel ProPublica.org One night in 2009, Madelaine Sattlefield lifted an 80-pound tray of letters carefully sorted by Missouri ZIP code. She had done this task thousands of times in nine years, but on this night, her arm seared

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Construct Tomorrow continues to grow

The Building Trades were out in force last week during the two-plus-day event Construct Tomorrow down at the DECC, making their pitches to high-school students about how these careers can be rewarding in a wide variety of ways. And an

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