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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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Report: Minnesota has 8th lowest rate of workplace deaths in ’19

According to a new report released by the AFL-CIO, Minnesota had the 8th lowest (and 42nd highest) rate of workplace deaths in 2019. This analysis, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows that 80 working Minnesotans lost

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Register for Building Trades Golf outing

It’s time to get your team set for the Duluth Building and Construction Trades Council’s Golf Outing! The DBCTC has been holding this outing for 30 years, and this year’s will be held at Enger Park Golf Course on Saturday,

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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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