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Friends, colleagues remember Dennis Frazier

Longtime AFSCME leader Dennis Frazier died earlier this month, shortly after retirement. Frazier was a leader in both AFSCME and the Labor movement as a whole. He had delayed retirement from his decades of work in St. Louis County in

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Holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 11

On Saturday, December 11, the Kids Holiday Party will be held at the Labor Temple from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. This year will be an outdoor drive-through event because of the pandemic; please follow current masking/distancing guidance at the time.

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Firefighters president calls attention to upcoming negotiations

Adam Casillas, president of Duluth, Firefighters Local 101, held a press conference last week backed by union members and supporters to call attention to upcoming negotiations with the city. While the city has committed to increasing training budgets, Casillas called

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Labor Day events are back!

After the shutdowns of 2020, Labor was ready to parade and picnic together this year. Union members, endorsed Labor candidates, friends and allies marched with Labor in the Twin Ports Pride parade, the Carlton County Labor Day parade (under new

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Labor’s Week of Action highlights the PRO Act

For 20 of the 33 years she’s worked at Hearthside Foods, an industrial bakery in McComb, Ohio, Gracie Heldman has campaigned for a union—specifically the Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers.Three times in 20 years, Heldman and her

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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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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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Workers Memorial Day remembers the fallen

The Duluth Central Labor Body held its annual Workers Memorial Day event on Monday, planting a tree and serving a pancake breakfast in the Labor Temple. Dozens of people attended. The ceremony specifically remembered Jim Gibeau, an IBEW lineman who

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Workers Memorial Day events set for April 26 in Twin Ports

The Duluth Central Labor Body will be holding its traditional Workers Memorial Day pancake breakfast at the Labor Temple in Duluth on Monday, April 26. The breakfast will be served from 7-9 a.m.; indoor seating and takeout options will be

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April CLB meeting Thursday online at 6:30 p.m.

The April CLB meeting will be on Thursday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. via zoom. Please contact Chad McKenna if you need the link.

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