Yearly Archives: 2021

Report: MN’s Amazon facilities have high injury rate

As the U.S. grapples with a shortage of workers in the warehousing industry, a new analysis from the National Employment Law Project (NELP) reveals extreme worker injury rates, high turnover, racial pay inequities, and harmful surveillance and discipline practices at

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Kellogg’s workers reject TA

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (PAI)—By “an overwhelming margin,” the 1,400 Kellogg’s workers who were forced to strike on October 5, voted down a proposed contract exactly two months later, the Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) announced on

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State Fed releases leg report, scorecard

The Minnesota AFL-CIO recently released its legislative report and scorecard for individual representatives and how they voted with Labor’s interest over the past term. Scores for Northeastern Minnesota representatives were strong, with some notable exceptions.According to the report, legislative priorities

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Holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 11

On Saturday, December 11, the Kids Holiday Party will be held at the Labor Temple from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. This year will be an outdoor drive-through event because of the pandemic; please follow current masking/distancing guidance at the time.

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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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