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Food giveaway draws large crowds at DECC

“On time” was almost “too late” and “early” was also a little late when it came to the start of the food giveaway local unions ran last week.“I got there around 8 to help set up, and there were already

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MNA prez to serve on nat’l Covid task force

Minnesota Nurses Association President Mary C. Turner has been selected to serve on the national Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Turner is the only Registered Nurse to serve on this advisory board to advise the White House on how

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Lockout at Marathon Refinery drags on

By Amie Stager and Michael MooreAs picketing at the refinery in this small, suburban community entered a third week, members of Teamsters Local 120 and Gov. Tim Walz ratcheted up the pressure on Marathon earlier this month with a rally

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Amazon workers start voting on union

BESSEMER, Ala. (PAI)—Overcoming one final company-crafted hurdle, almost 6,000 workers—most of them Black in a 70% Black city—at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., started mail voting on Feb. 8 on whether to unionize.Final results of the balloting, on whether

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Minnesota unions prevail in ‘fair share’ suits

AFSCME 5 and Education Minnesota prevailed in federal court last week after a judge ruled that they do not have to retroactively return so-called “fair share” dues under the Janus decision.U.S. District Court Judge Susan Nelson dismissed the three cases.

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Teamsters strike at Marathon in St. Paul Park

Operations and maintenance workers at Marathon Petroleum’s refinery in St. Paul Park went on strike late last month — and were rebuffed when they offered to go back to work.Members of Teamsters Local 120 say they are taking a stand

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Central Labor Body expresses support for Walz’s pandemic efforts

Discussion at the Duluth Central Labor Body meeting in Duluth led to the proposal of making a statement supporting Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz in his efforts to help the state get a handle on the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic, public

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CLB meeting Feb. 11

The next Duluth CLB meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11. It will be held online via Zoom. Contact Beth McCuskeyfor login information, 218-391-7363.

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Walz budget draws praise

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz released his budget proposal early last week, and unions and allies responded with a flurry of statements.“Gov. Walz’s budget proposal is a bold plan that invests in priorities to help working people recover from the COVID-19

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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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