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Electricians donate time to Bentleyville project

IBEW Local 242 and Holden Electric joined forces by donating all material and labor for a volunteer project to help Bentleyville expand its Christmas spirit to all. The project entailed installing a 100-amp breaker panel, multiple receptacles, heaters and LED

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Robinson presents memento to CLB

Buddy Robinson of the Minnesota Citizens Federation, previously known as the Senior Federation, presented a brick from the old Diamond Tool property to the Central Labor Body at the last meeting. He was there to talk about the close ties

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Sundin retires from Painters

After 40 years, Mike Sundin says it’s time to be done. The longtime business market development consultant for Painters Local 106 is retiring. “I just hope my work sets an example as well and is counted among those who did

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National Apprenticeship Week Events

The union construction industry will again celebrate National Apprenticeship Week next month, but has added a new element to the annual activity. The fifth annual commemoration will take place from Nov. 11-17, and North Americas Building Trades Unions (NABTU) wants

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James Connolly visited Duluth in 1902

By James Curry In late September, the History, Political Science and International Studies Department at the University of Minnesota Duluth organized a Public History Celebration to promote its new public history track taught by Dr. David Woodward. Some of the

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Central Labor Body to endorse at Nov. meeting

The Duluth Central Labor Body will be screening candidates for endorsement in the state Senate District 7 race on Thursday, November 14, before its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Katie Humphrey at katie@nealc.org.

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UPDATE: Nurses ratify St. Luke’s agreement

Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tentative agreement reached between the hospital and the union. The vote sets in place a new three-year contract for St. Luke’s nurses, effective as of July 1, 2019, the

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AFL-CIO Training Institute visits Duluth

What kinds of actions in your union are transactional? What are transformational? What kind of value do each of those actions bring? Questions like these — and what to do with the answers — were at the center of a

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CLB moves on endorsements

The Duluth Central Labor Body took two actions on endorsements during its September meeting. After some discussion, the body decided that it will screen candidates for the Senate District 7 race at its November 14 meeting. All candidates are welcome

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Labor World updates website

Thanks for your patience as we get our redesigned site up and running! The Labor World has had a website for many years, but it simply served as a hosting site for PDFs of the newspaper. After a redesign earlier

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