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Labor Day Picnic cancelled

Duluth’s Labor Day picnic, an essential stop for stumping candidates and a staple for anyone who likes free beer and corn-on-the-cob on a late-summer afternoon, will not be held this year. Pandemic restrictions and economic uncertainty make for difficult planning,

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July CLB meeting update

The Central Labor Body is expected to meet in person in the back lot of the Labor Temple on Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m. Please bring your own chair. Masks are required at sign-in and strongly recommended throughout the

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Ironworker gets jobsite tribute

A longtime Ironworker got a special honor at the ongoing Essentia project site recently. Gene “Smitty” Smith, who died at 82 last month, had been a member of Ironworkers 563 for 65 years. Ironworkers honored him by writing his name

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Workers Memorial Day during the pandemic

The ceremony was a familiar one — there was a tree and members of the Community Services Committee of the Duluth Central Labor Body gathered around. But the masked faces and careful distance among participants made this Workers Memorial Day

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Teamsters authorize strike

Teamsters 320 announced earlier this week that the unionized members of the St. Louis County Public Works have voted to authorize a strike against the county. A marathon 19-hour negotiation session couldn’t get the county to a contract, and the

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Unions greet new U president

AFSCME Local 3801 and Teamsters Local 320 were front and center as well as standing along the back in Kirby Ballroom during a meet-and-greet Tuesday with the new University of Minnesota President Joan T.A. Gabel. Both bargaining units are currently

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Todd’s Home Post

Aye sheet yo-ho-ho mutiny quarterdeck. Brigantine Gold Road squiffy lugger Brethren of the Coast. Measured fer yer chains run a shot across the bow Buccaneer spike Yellow Jack. Belaying pin gangway Sea Legs ahoy black jack. Spyglass belay run a

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