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Join Labor’s Days of Action

It’s time to join your Labor brothers and sisters to talk with voters about our endorsed Labor candidates in Duluth. Training is provided/ Come by Wellstone Hall in the Duluth Labor Temple on Saturday, October 12, at 1 p.m.; Wednesday,

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James Connolly visited Duluth in 1902

By James Curry In late September, the History, Political Science and International Studies Department at the University of Minnesota Duluth organized a Public History Celebration to promote its new public history track taught by Dr. David Woodward. Some of the

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Job Posting

The AFL-CIO United Way Community Services Director serves as a liaison between organized labor and services of the community and involves members of organized labor in the ongoing activities of United Way. A detailed position description and application can be

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Unions greet new U president

AFSCME Local 3801 and Teamsters Local 320 were front and center as well as standing along the back in Kirby Ballroom during a meet-and-greet Tuesday with the new University of Minnesota President Joan T.A. Gabel. Both bargaining units are currently

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UPDATE: Nurses ratify St. Luke’s agreement

Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tentative agreement reached between the hospital and the union. The vote sets in place a new three-year contract for St. Luke’s nurses, effective as of July 1, 2019, the

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AFL-CIO Training Institute visits Duluth

What kinds of actions in your union are transactional? What are transformational? What kind of value do each of those actions bring? Questions like these — and what to do with the answers — were at the center of a

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UAW strike affects us all

By Catherine Conlan The little girl has a big smile as she holds the sign. She’s sitting in a wheelchair in front of a UAW banner, and her sign says, “GM cut our insurance. Now I cannot go to my

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CLB moves on endorsements

The Duluth Central Labor Body took two actions on endorsements during its September meeting. After some discussion, the body decided that it will screen candidates for the Senate District 7 race at its November 14 meeting. All candidates are welcome

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Labor World updates website

Thanks for your patience as we get our redesigned site up and running! The Labor World has had a website for many years, but it simply served as a hosting site for PDFs of the newspaper. After a redesign earlier

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Perspective matters when it comes to reporting on Labor

By Catherine Conlan Journalists have a love-hate relationship with national holidays. Those days off tend to mean that there isn’t much daily news because large institutions shut down, but on the other hand, they happen every year and are easy

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