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Teamsters file intent to strike

Teamsters Local 320 has filed its intent to strike with the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services (BMS) on January 1, 2020, as the labor agreement between the Union and St. Louis County has expired, the union announced Wednesday. Teamsters Local

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IBEW Retirees step up to brighten holidays

Just before Thanksgiving, IBEW 242 Retirees combined their efforts to donate gifts, toys, clothes, gift cards, cash and much more to help the AFL-CIO Community Services Christmas Program. As the IBEW 242/31 retirees club has grown every year, the number of

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Laborers 1091 Food Drive still open!

It’s not too late to donate food or cash to the Laborers 1091 holiday food drive, says business manager Dan Olson. The annual drive always makes a difference for needy families in the area.

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CLB endorses Simonsen in SD7

The Duluth Central Labor Body voted overwhelmingly to recommend incumbent DFL State Senator Erik Simonsen to the state fed for endorsement at its monthly meeting Nov. 14. Simonsen was the only candidate to screen for endorsement. A retired firefighter, Simonsen

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CSP names new Labor liaison

Renee Van Nett is no stranger to the Labor Temple, and now you’ll be seeing her here more often as she steps into her new role as Community Services Director at the Head of the Lakes United Way. With her

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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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Labor candidates notch some wins

Labor-endorsed candidates picked up five victories in the eight Duluth positions that were up for election last week. Duluth Mayor Emily Larson and incumbent At-Large City Councilor Arik Forsman were re-elected to their seats. Janet Kennedy won the 5th District

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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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