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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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Duluth Building Trades call three local boycotts

The Duluth Building and Construction Trades Council has had enough.After tangling with several contractors and projects over upholding local standards, licensing and hiring local, the council has called for a boycott of three businesses.“When businesses come into Duluth and won’t support

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Food giveaway draws large crowds at DECC

“On time” was almost “too late” and “early” was also a little late when it came to the start of the food giveaway local unions ran last week.“I got there around 8 to help set up, and there were already

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Unions outline goals at opening of session

With the state reeling from the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 session of the Minnesota legislature is set to convene January 5 and adjourn by May 17.This comes on the heels of yet another special

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Help brighten the holidays

The tree is up in the Labor Temple and people can start picking up the tags for gifts right now. Please return unwrapped gifts to Renee Van Nett’s office as soon as possible, before Dec. 11. Questions? Contact her at

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Why are you reading this? Go vote!

Nov. 3 isn’t the day the election begins; it’s when the election is over. Visit mnvotes.org to get information on how to vote early, where your polling place is to vote on Election Day, and other important information. To help

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Biden talks union on trip to Duluth

Joe Biden, former vice president and current Democratic candidate for president, made a fast, busy stop in Duluth last week, anchored by a trip to the Carpenters Training Institute and highlighted by quick stops in Canal Park and at the

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