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Jan. 15 deadline for Building Trades scholarship

The Duluth Building & Construction Trades Council Scholarship provides financial assistance to high school seniors whose parent/guardian is a member of one of the 17 unions affiliated with the Duluth Building Trades Council. Scholarships may be used for public or

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Report describes acute distress among nurses

“Acute moral distress is widespread among nurses caring for Covid-19 patients and they are at significant risk of moral injury,” according to “Deadly Shame: Redressing the Devaluation of Registered Nurse Labor Through Pandemic Equity,” a new white paper by National

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Unions outline goals at opening of session

With the state reeling from the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 session of the Minnesota legislature is set to convene January 5 and adjourn by May 17.This comes on the heels of yet another special

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January CLB meeting is online

Don’t forget!The next Duluth CLB meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14. It will be held online via Zoom. Contact Beth McCuskeyfor login information, 218-391-7363.

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Help brighten the holidays

The tree is up in the Labor Temple and people can start picking up the tags for gifts right now. Please return unwrapped gifts to Renee Van Nett’s office as soon as possible, before Dec. 11. Questions? Contact her at

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Biden knows unions help

By Catherine ConlanOne of the difficulties of rebuilding public service, policy and official relationships after a regime like Trump’s is that it’s easy to hail the successor a tremendous success for meeting a pretty low bar. But as Joe Biden

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Spyhouse votes down union

Spyhouse Coffee Co., the upscale Twin Cities chain with six locations, won’t become a union shop. An organized labor push that began in August fizzled out on Monday when 14 of 25 workers voted against unionization.“Sadly, it appears management’s deceptive

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Lawsuit: Tyson bosses bet on sick workers

WATERLOO, Iowa (PAI)—Bosses at the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Waterloo, Iowa, not only didn’t protect their workers against the coronavirus, but set up a betting pool on how many workers would get sick and how many would die.The

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UEA votes on last, best offer from UMD

UMD presented the University Education Association with its last, best and final offer, and voting on the contract started last week. The vote was scheduled to finish at noon on Monday; keep checking back for the latest.“Whether it’s up or

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MNA president’s account of hospital conditions moves Biden to tears

When the president of the Minnesota Nurses Association talked about what front-line workers are facing during the pandemic, the president-elect listened — and wept.Mary Turner participated in an online meeting with President-elect Joe Biden and other healthcare workers from around

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