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Use of St. Paul Labor Center draws protests

Union leadership and rank-and-filers clashed in a war of words in St. Paul last week among protests against the police killing of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center.On the evening of Wednesday, April 15, National Guard troops were allowed into the

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Food giveaway cancelled

The Central Labor Body’s food giveaway that had been scheduled for this week has been cancelled due to a transportation issue. No word yet on whether it will be rescheduled; if it is, you’ll find the info here.

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Workers Memorial Day remembers the fallen

The Duluth Central Labor Body held its annual Workers Memorial Day event on Monday, planting a tree and serving a pancake breakfast in the Labor Temple. Dozens of people attended. The ceremony specifically remembered Jim Gibeau, an IBEW lineman who

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Workers Memorial Day events set for April 26 in Twin Ports

The Duluth Central Labor Body will be holding its traditional Workers Memorial Day pancake breakfast at the Labor Temple in Duluth on Monday, April 26. The breakfast will be served from 7-9 a.m.; indoor seating and takeout options will be

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April CLB meeting Thursday online at 6:30 p.m.

The April CLB meeting will be on Thursday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. via zoom. Please contact Chad McKenna if you need the link.

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One year later, what’s really changed?

By Catherine ConlanIn some ways, it’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since the coronavirus pandemic began. Part of me feels like it will always be locked in March 2020, dealing with the realization of how quickly things

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Coleman named chair of AFL-CIO HIT board

Washington, DC –The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) announced that Chris Coleman presided at his first meeting as new Chair of its Board of Trustees today. Coleman, elected by the HIT’s union and public pension fund investors, is President and

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Labor Temple Clean-Up on April 17

The days are longer and the snow is melting, which means it’s time to help clean up the Labor Temple grounds.The Spring Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to noon.Maintaining this building takes a lot

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Minnesota breweries team up in solidarity

Minnesota’s oldest and newest union breweries have teamed up to craft a beer celebrating solidarity in the workplace.Union Lager is a collaborative brew by Fair State in the Twin Cities, where workers formed a union with UNITE HERE Local 17

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Duluth Building Trades call three local boycotts

The Duluth Building and Construction Trades Council has had enough.After tangling with several contractors and projects over upholding local standards, licensing and hiring local, the council has called for a boycott of three businesses.“When businesses come into Duluth and won’t support

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