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AFSCME rallies, Teamsters reach agreement with U system

Members and allies of AFSCME at UMD (clerical, tech and health care workers) held an informational picket earlier this month, calling on the administration to pay a living wage and make benefits affordable as it negotiates its contract. The rally

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Thousands of Nurses begin historic three-day strike

About 15,000 Nurses stepped out on a historic three-day strike at 16 nurses across the Twin Cities and Twin Ports on Monday. The strike is the largest private-sector Nurses strike in U.S. history. Essentia and St. Luke’s Nurses have been

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Nurses to rally on Sunday, Sept. 11

On Sunday, September 11, Twin Ports nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association will gather with community supporters ahead of their historic strike which is set to begin Monday. At the community gathering on Sunday, nurses and supporters will hear from

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Minnesota Nurses Association announces intent for three-day strike

Describing today as a “somber day,” Minnesota Nurses Association President Mary Turner announced that thousands of nurses will strike for three days at 15 properties around the state, including Duluth, starting Sept. 12. “Over a decade ago, 12,000 nurses went

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Nurses in Twin Ports, Twin Cities vote to strike

Nurses gathered in the basement of the Duluth Labor Temple on Tuesday, the day after the Minnesota Nurses Association held and announced the results of its strike vote. “We are taking this unprecedented step for patient safety, to improve staff

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Nurses to hold strike vote

MNA Nurses in the Twin Ports will be among those holding a strike vote on Monday as 15,000 nurses fight for fair contracts to hold healthcare executives accountable to put patients before profits. If passed by a supermajority of nurses,

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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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