Monthly Archives: September 2020

Chasing Biden on his visit

By Catherine Conlan Good news! The Chrysler Newport that seemed to have given up the ghost on Labor Day has been revived (thanks to much tinkering and creative vocabulary, and a new timing chain), and was running again just in time

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in Uncategorized

As pandemic slams Postal Workers, it’s one more threat to voting by mail

This article from ProPublica first appeared here. By Maryam Jameel and Ryan McCarthyFor months, one postal worker had been doing all she could to protect herself from COVID-19. She wore a mask long before it was required at her plant

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in Uncategorized

Comm. Serv. calls for volunteers, donations

This year has been hard for all of us in some way or another. But for families already facing difficulties, the challenges of the pandemic, high unemployment rates and uncertainty around education are hitting especially hard. Renee Van Nett, Community

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in Uncategorized

Urge senators to vote for HEROES Act

Buddy Robinson, an expert on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in Minnesota, is known for his work educating Union members, their families and the community about how to best receive their benefits, as well as policy issues. He wrote this

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in Uncategorized

AFSCME calls for pressure on lege in CIP issue

Legislative pressure is key in keeping two Department of Correction facilities open in the face of budget shortfalls and a possible department restructure, says AFSCME officials.AFSCME 5 said the DOC made an $18 million budget request to address a structural

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in Uncategorized

Biden talks union on trip to Duluth

Joe Biden, former vice president and current Democratic candidate for president, made a fast, busy stop in Duluth last week, anchored by a trip to the Carpenters Training Institute and highlighted by quick stops in Canal Park and at the

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in Uncategorized

Vets, families push back on Trump’s comments

Veterans and families of veterans, including several members of the Labor community, spoke out against Trump’s recently reported comments of war dead as “suckers” and “losers.” They did so a week after Vice President Pence visited Duluth, and a day

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in Uncategorized

Surly announces hall closure after union drive

Early last week, the hospitality and kitchen staff of Surly Beer Hall and Pizza Upstairs in Minneapolis marched on the boss and demanded a union.“Before reopening in June, we voiced concerns about our safety regarding the new counter-service model,” the organizing

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in Uncategorized

Labor Day 2020

By Catherine ConlanAs I was working on the article about union members’ memories of Labor Day, I was thinking about mine. Growing up in Nebraska and not being really connected to the union movement, Labor Day was a small break

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in Uncategorized

Retirees launch website to boost senior power

A group of retirees recently launched OlderandBolder.Vote to boost the senior-power that will help win the White House, the U.S. Senate and state elections for candidates who will address the needs and concerns of working families.“This is the most important

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in Uncategorized