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Rep. Mary Murphy hits service milestone

Come to the Labor Temple on Thursday, Sept. 9, when the Central Labor Body will be celebrating Rep. Mary Murphy and her accomplishments from 5-6:30 p.m., before the CLB meeting. Marathon legislative sessions have been the norm recently, and at the end

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USW pushes organizing at Northshore Mining

The United Steelworkers are making a push at Northshore Mining in Northeastern Minnesota. “Workers started calling us, and we kept getting more and more calls, and we started thinking there’s enough interest to make an organizing drive,” said John Arbogast,

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TH city workers reach tentative agreement

Two high-profile informational pickets, an intent to strike and a marathon bargaining session notched AFSCME Local 1123 a tentative agreement last week.“We got done at 4:30 this morning,” said Aaron Heim, a light equipment operator and president of the 25-member

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Labor Day events are back!

After the shutdowns of 2020, Labor was ready to parade and picnic together this year. Union members, endorsed Labor candidates, friends and allies marched with Labor in the Twin Ports Pride parade, the Carlton County Labor Day parade (under new

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EduMN supports mask guidance for schools

Education Minnesota said last week it supports a safe and equitable return to in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year, which can best be accomplished by following the guidance of state and federal health officials for restricting the spread of

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Get your donations in for Labor Day picnic!

The Labor Day picnic is ON this year, and that means the Duluth Central Labor Body is looking for donations and volunteers to bring it back better than ever.Please check with your union leadership to ensure your union’s donations are keeping

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Early voting available in Duluth council primary

Early absentee voting is available now in the Duluth municipal primary election.The primary election date is August 10, but you can request an absentee ballot application at this time to vote early if you wish. Call 218—730-5900 to request a

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Labor’s Week of Action highlights the PRO Act

For 20 of the 33 years she’s worked at Hearthside Foods, an industrial bakery in McComb, Ohio, Gracie Heldman has campaigned for a union—specifically the Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers.Three times in 20 years, Heldman and her

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Activists push back on right wing CRT event

An event billed as an opportunity to learn about the “indoctrination” Critical Race Theory poses to Minnesota students was cancelled in Duluth after pushback from the public.
The Center of the American Experiment, a right-wing think-tank headquartered in Golden Valley, had

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CLB July meeting will be cookout

The Duluth Central Labor Body’s meeting on Thursday, July 8, will be all about celebration.The meeting will kick off at 5 p.m. with brats and other items, as we celebrate meeting in person again after a year of Zoom meetings. The

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