Yearly Archives: 2021

BCTGM: Conditions aren’t great in MN, either

Members of Bakery Confectionary, Tobacco and Grain Millers Local 22 who work at Old Dutch are gearing up for contract talks this fall, in which they intend to push the company to ease increasingly taxing workloads.That’s the same rallying cry

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NLRB: College athletes can organize

WASHINGTON (PAI)—National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo has told agency officials that athletes at private colleges and universities are “employees” who can organize and bargain collectively — blasting the concept of a “student-athlete.”And not only their colleges would

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Firefighters president calls attention to upcoming negotiations

Adam Casillas, president of Duluth, Firefighters Local 101, held a press conference last week backed by union members and supporters to call attention to upcoming negotiations with the city. While the city has committed to increasing training budgets, Casillas called

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Early voting open for Duluth elections

Early absentee voting is available now in the Duluth municipal election.The election date is Nov. 2, but you can request an absentee ballot application at this time to vote early if you wish. Call 218-730-5900 to request a ballot.Ballots must

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Rep. Mary Murphy hits service milestone

Come to the Labor Temple on Thursday, Sept. 9, when the Central Labor Body will be celebrating Rep. Mary Murphy and her accomplishments from 5-6:30 p.m., before the CLB meeting. Marathon legislative sessions have been the norm recently, and at the end

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USW pushes organizing at Northshore Mining

The United Steelworkers are making a push at Northshore Mining in Northeastern Minnesota. “Workers started calling us, and we kept getting more and more calls, and we started thinking there’s enough interest to make an organizing drive,” said John Arbogast,

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TH city workers reach tentative agreement

Two high-profile informational pickets, an intent to strike and a marathon bargaining session notched AFSCME Local 1123 a tentative agreement last week.“We got done at 4:30 this morning,” said Aaron Heim, a light equipment operator and president of the 25-member

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Labor Day events are back!

After the shutdowns of 2020, Labor was ready to parade and picnic together this year. Union members, endorsed Labor candidates, friends and allies marched with Labor in the Twin Ports Pride parade, the Carlton County Labor Day parade (under new

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EduMN supports mask guidance for schools

Education Minnesota said last week it supports a safe and equitable return to in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year, which can best be accomplished by following the guidance of state and federal health officials for restricting the spread of

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Get your donations in for Labor Day picnic!

The Labor Day picnic is ON this year, and that means the Duluth Central Labor Body is looking for donations and volunteers to bring it back better than ever.Please check with your union leadership to ensure your union’s donations are keeping

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