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Next CLB meeting will be via Zoom

The November Central Labor Body meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, via Zoom. Please email Beth McCuskey at bmccuskey@hotmail.com to get the link to the meeting.

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In 2020 election, GOP agenda has got to go

By Catherine ConlanI’m writing this on Sunday, and I’m sure by the time you read this later in the week, we will have gone through about 17 million new news cycles and anything timely I mention will be outdated. But

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Prioritize health care with your vote

 Health care remains a top priority of voters. The cost continues to increase, while restrictions on what’s covered and which doctors you can see keep tightening. The COVID pandemic has made the problems in health care access and cost all

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UEA frustrated by slow talks

UEA members at the University of Minnesota Duluth and Crookston have been working without a contract since June, and the union says the institutions are dragging their feet on negotiations for a new one.The membership met recently, said Elizabethada Wright,

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Why are you reading this? Go vote!

Nov. 3 isn’t the day the election begins; it’s when the election is over. Visit mnvotes.org to get information on how to vote early, where your polling place is to vote on Election Day, and other important information. To help

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Stauber’s ‘our way of life’ rhetoric doesn’t hold up

By Catherine ConlanI went to the Trump rally last week (here’s hoping I don’t end up getting more than I bargained for). It didn’t offer anything unexpected or unusual, and beyond the historic moment of seeing a sitting president in

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Amazon workers walk out in Shakopee

Workers at the MSP1 fulfillment center walked off the job late last week after Farhiyo Warsame was fired at the facility. Management claimed Warasame violated their “time off task” rules. Warsame had previously raised concerns about a lack of adequate

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Barrett would be bad news for workers

WASHINGTON (PAI)—In her three years as a federal appellate court judge, Amy Coney Barrett, whom GOP Oval Office occupant Donald Trump has nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, has shown herself to be bad news for workers’ rights, legal analysts

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Early voting means every day is Election Day until Nov. 3

In other elections, in earlier years, campaigns followed a choreographed tempo throughout the year. Candidates marched in small-town parades during the summer, shook hands and sang songs at Labor Day picnics at the beginning of September, and then powered through

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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

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