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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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Rail unions push for 2-person crews

WASHINGTON (PAI)—Relying on a campaign promise from Democratic President Joe Biden, the nation’s freight rail unions are renewing their push for mandatory two-person crews on all freight trains.Needless to say, the freight railroads are resisting fiercely. They convinced former GOP

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125 volumes of history

On anniversaries, it’s customary to look back on original events and compare them to today’s, and this newspaper’s anniversary is no exception; Sabrie Akin’s description of a newspaper that promised that “Labor will be handled without gloves by the Labor

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CLB endorses in some City Council races

The Duluth Central Labor Body made some endorsing decisions in City Council races at its meeting last week after screening candidates.In the District 2 race, it endorsed Dave Zbaracki. In District 4, it endorsed incumbent Renee Van Nett. In the

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5 takeaways from lege session

The 2021 legislative session came in like a lion and went out like a lamb.When lawmakers first returned in January to hash out a new two-year budget, they faced a projected deficit of $883 million, a divided Legislature and a

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CLB to screen at June meeting

The Duluth Central Labor Body will be screening candidates for city council before its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 10.The screening will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Wellstone Hall in the basement of the Labor Temple.If you have

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Cloquet revisits PLA rule

The Cloquet City Council is reconsidering its decision to eliminate Project Labor Agreements on city projects.Earlier in May, the council voted to eliminate PLAs in an effort to protect the city from lawsuits filed by the Christian Labor Association and

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