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USW members urge Stauber to support PRO Act

A group of United Steelworkers (USW) union members from across the Iron Range met Wednesdays with officials from U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber’s office to urge the congressman to support a workers’ rights bill currently under consideration in the U.S. House.

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Cold temperatures fueled Teamsters’ resolve

By Catherine Conlan In the summer, we all know it’s not the heat that gets you, but the humidity. For the Teamsters, they say victory came not with the snow, but the cold. As far as timing goes, Teamsters 320

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Citizens Climate Lobby presents update

The Citizens Climate Lobby made a presentation at the January Duluth Central Labor Body to provide an update on its work to find a bipartisan market-based climate solution. The organization now has a bill in the U.S. House, HR 763,

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NWBTC helps Superior with RBO language

The Northern Wisconsin Building Trades Council has been working with city officials in Superior to strengthen the current Responsible Bidders Ordinance stronger, and the city council has adopted changes that will help. With Project Labor Agreements outlawed as part of

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CLB supports accepting refugees

Days after Beltrami County became the first county in Minnesota to refuse consent for refugee settlement, St. Louis County commissioners tabled the same resolution at its meeting earlier this month. Meanwhile, the Duluth Central Labor Body unanimously approved its own

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5-day strike gets win for Teamsters

Teamsters Local 320 had a lot to be proud of after its five-day strike last week resulted in the gains it had wanted. But Brian Aldes, secretary treasurer of the local, says its members are proud of the community as

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Teamsters 320 ratifies agreement with St. Louis County, ending strike

Teamsters Local 320 ratified the tentative agreement (TA) with St. Louis County administration 133-0 on Monday afternoon. According to a Teamsters press release, the agreement provides wage increases over the next three years and allows the local to join the

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Teamsters 320 announce tentative agreement with St. Louis County

“After 15 hours of mediation, we reached an agreement that both parties can be proud of,” the local announced Monday morning. Union members will vote on the tentative contract Monday after a five-day strike. Check back for updates on this

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Mediation resumes between Teamsters 320, St. Louis County

Teamsters Local 320, which represents snow plow drivers and other workers in St. Louis County, announced they will resume mediation with the county at 11 a.m. Sunday. The announcement comes after a day-long heavy snow in the Arrowhead and reports

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Teamster morale remains high as winter storm looms

Despite below-zero temperatures and brutal wind chills, morale was sky-high on the picket line among striking members of Teamsters Local 320 on Thursday. Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Northland, predicting at least

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