Monthly Archives: July 2020

Protestors greet Ivanka Trump, Stauber in Canal Park

Protestors gathered outside the Duluth Pack store in Canal Park on Monday during a visit from Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, Eighth District U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber (R), and other administration officials. The president’s daughter and others were in town to

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Today is Primary Day

If you haven’t gotten your primary ballot in, you can still drop it off at your county auditor’s office or vote in person before 8 p.m. Voters in Duluth have a rare DFL primary to get through, as incumbent state Sen.

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Picnic is off; Aug. meeting will be outside

There was some hope it wouldn’t have to happen, but it was fading by the day, and attendees to the July Duluth Central Labor Body meeting were told the committee had decided to cancel this year’s Labor Day picnic. The

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What Happened When Health Officials Wanted to Close a Meatpacking Plant, but the Governor Said No

By Michael Grabell On Tuesday, March 31, an emergency room doctor at the main hospital in Grand Island, Nebraska, sent an urgent email to the regional health department: “Numerous patients” from the JBS beef packing plant had tested positive for

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Labor must hold politicians accountable

By Catherine Conlan In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, communities are looking for ways to address cop violence. Some of the ideas sound radical, even unworkable; “defund the police” can mean anything from a reallocation

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Nurses say more PPE is needed

ST. PAUL — Five months after the Coronavirus first arrived in the U.S., critical supply shortages persist for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including masks and gowns. The continuing risks faced by health care workers and the continuing shortages of PPE

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Special session fails to net bonding bill

ST. PAUL — State lawmakers came back to the Capitol for a special session beginning June 12. Eight days later, the legislature adjourned without passing key legislation urged by the state’s labor movement, including a jobs bill left undone from

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Fat Cat, other inflatables visit Superior

Operating Engineers Local 139 has been barnstorming the upper Midwest, following Sunbelt Rentals as the rental company serves contractors and job sites. Recently, the local brought the Fat Cat to Superior at the Central Flats development to call attention to

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July CLB meeting update

The Central Labor Body is expected to meet in person in the back lot of the Labor Temple on Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m. Please bring your own chair. Masks are required at sign-in and strongly recommended throughout the

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