Monthly Archives: March 2021

One year later, what’s really changed?

By Catherine ConlanIn some ways, it’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since the coronavirus pandemic began. Part of me feels like it will always be locked in March 2020, dealing with the realization of how quickly things

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Coleman named chair of AFL-CIO HIT board

Washington, DC –The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) announced that Chris Coleman presided at his first meeting as new Chair of its Board of Trustees today. Coleman, elected by the HIT’s union and public pension fund investors, is President and

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Labor Temple Clean-Up on April 17

The days are longer and the snow is melting, which means it’s time to help clean up the Labor Temple grounds.The Spring Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to noon.Maintaining this building takes a lot

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Minnesota breweries team up in solidarity

Minnesota’s oldest and newest union breweries have teamed up to craft a beer celebrating solidarity in the workplace.Union Lager is a collaborative brew by Fair State in the Twin Cities, where workers formed a union with UNITE HERE Local 17

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Duluth Building Trades call three local boycotts

The Duluth Building and Construction Trades Council has had enough.After tangling with several contractors and projects over upholding local standards, licensing and hiring local, the council has called for a boycott of three businesses.“When businesses come into Duluth and won’t support

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Walz names new DLI commissioner

SAINT PAUL — Roslyn Robertson, the new commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, regards its mission as “noble work.”“We are a big part of the lives of working people,” said Robertson. She’s a career employee at DLI

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Call for Workers Memorial names

As the Labor community prepares to mark Workers Memorial Day, we’re looking for the names of anyone who lost their life on the job in the past year so we may honor them at our annual ceremony. Please contact Community

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State budget shows surplus

The quick turnaround of the Minnesota economy, as well as reduced government spending, has helped the state swing from a deficit to a $1.6 billion budget surplus, the Minnesota Management and Budget office said Friday.The updated budget and economic forecast

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Food giveaway draws large crowds at DECC

“On time” was almost “too late” and “early” was also a little late when it came to the start of the food giveaway local unions ran last week.“I got there around 8 to help set up, and there were already

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