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Walz orders Minnesota public schools to close

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order on Sunday authorizing the temporary closure of Minnesota K-12 public schools to students in order for school administrators and teachers to make long-term plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools will be closed

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And then there were…

By Catherine Conlan I’m writing this on Super Tuesday night, watching primary results roll in. It’s been a busy 48 hours with our own Amy Klobuchar suspending her campaign shortly after Pete Buttigieg suspended his. (Her outlasting him was a

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AFL-CIO issues coronavirus statement

The AFL-CIO issued a statement and flyer addressing the threat of the widespread transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). “Health care workers, firefighters, police, airline workers, emergency service workers and other first responders will be on the front lines of responding to

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Union calls out ‘no’ votes on PRO Act

WASHINGTON (PAI)—Challenging the Democratic Party to live up to its pro-worker utterances, the Communications Workers formally asked the party to withdraw support from the seven incumbent U.S. House Democrats who voted against the Protect The Right To Organize (Pro) Act,

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USPS fired thousands for getting hurt on the job

By Maryam Jameel ProPublica.org One night in 2009, Madelaine Sattlefield lifted an 80-pound tray of letters carefully sorted by Missouri ZIP code. She had done this task thousands of times in nine years, but on this night, her arm seared

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Construct Tomorrow continues to grow

The Building Trades were out in force last week during the two-plus-day event Construct Tomorrow down at the DECC, making their pitches to high-school students about how these careers can be rewarding in a wide variety of ways. And an

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SEIU sets strike for 4,000 Twin Cities janitors

SEIU Local 26 announced 4,000 commercial janitors will begin their ULP strike starting the second shift on Thursday, February 27. The commercial janitors are part of the 8,000 members of SEIU Local 26 who are subcontracted to clean and protect

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Construct Tomorrow gets big turnout

The two-day event is meant to introduce high-schoolers to careers in the trades. Organizers say the open house on Tuesday night, which was open to anyone who wanted to learn more about trades careers, had almost double the attendance of

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House passes PRO Act; Stauber votes ‘no’

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill last week to strengthen protections for workers trying to join together in a union. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act would create new penalties for employers who illegally intimidate or

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USW members urge Stauber to support PRO Act

A group of United Steelworkers (USW) union members from across the Iron Range met Wednesdays with officials from U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber’s office to urge the congressman to support a workers’ rights bill currently under consideration in the U.S. House.

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