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Join the Minnesota AFL-CIO and the North East Area Labor Council to learn how you can be an effective messenger for the Labor 2020 political program. In this training, we’ll learn how to best talk about why we need to

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Pence visits; USW responds to mayors’ letter

A visit from Mike Pence, a letter from some mayors and a response from a union put northeastern Minnesota on the national political map at the end of August.Pence did a quick fly-in visit to Duluth to drum up support

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Remembering past Labor Days

The Labor Day events of northeastern Minnesota have been the places to see and be seen for politicians, union members and families over the years. But this year is unlike the others, even those with world wars and influenza, and

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Tattersall workers organize with UNITE HERE

Collective bargaining is in the mix for workers at Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis after they voted in favor of joining together in a union.The Twin Cities hospitality union, UNITE HERE Local 17, announced the news on social media today. Tattersall

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Labor Day without a picnic

By Catherine ConlanWe’ve already lost so much this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, no matter who you are, what your work is or what you do for fun. It’s hard not to think of the “might-have-beens” as summer ends

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CLB meetings now start at 6:30 p.m.!

Weather permitting, the Central Labor Body will hold its September meeting held outside again next month.The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 10, in the back lot of the Labor Temple.The body voted at the August meeting to change meeting

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Unions condemn Leppink ouster

Minnesota Senate Republicans rejected the confirmation of Gov. Tim Walz’s commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry 18 months into her term, in a show of legislative muscle that Walz called a “petty political move.”The Minnesota AFL-CIO issued a

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Community calls for support of Postal Service, workers

Postal Service employees say some of the actions Postmaster General Louis DeJoy have affected their work, and the moves are frustrating.“When the Postmaster General testified Friday that there were unintended consequences that slowed the mail, that’s true, I can attest

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Report: Anti-union scare tactics common

EPI recently released a new report providing an inside account of how employers routinely threaten, intimidate, and harass workers to stop them from exercising their right to collective bargaining. Specifically, the authors take a deep dive into unionization drives at

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Unions, allies support USPS

WASHINGTON (PAI)—Unions and their allies, including dozens of national groups, launched yet another blitz to save the U.S. Postal Service from going under. Whether it’ll succeed in time is up in the air.“The people of this country deserve great public

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