Monthly Archives: March 2022

Bakk announces retirement

Sen. Tom Bakk, the Democratic senator turned Independent from Cook, is retiring from state politics, nearly 30 years after he was first elected to the Legislature.One of the staunchest supporters of the Iron Range, its mining and its idiosyncratic culture,

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Workers Memorial Day coming up

Please contact Community Services Liaison Corey Cusick at ccusick@hlunitedway.org with any names for the Central Labor Body’s Workers Memorial Day ceremony. In the meantime, make plans to be at the pancake breakfast, free and open to the public, at the

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State Fed endorses in statewide races

The Minnesota AFL-CIO’s Committee on Political Education (COPE) kicked off the Labor Federation’s “Labor 2022” political program by endorsing Governor Tim Walz, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, Attorney General Keith Ellison, Secretary of State Steve Simon, and State Auditor Julie Blaha

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Friends, colleagues remember Dennis Frazier

Longtime AFSCME leader Dennis Frazier died earlier this month, shortly after retirement. Frazier was a leader in both AFSCME and the Labor movement as a whole. He had delayed retirement from his decades of work in St. Louis County in

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