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Surly announces hall closure after union drive

Early last week, the hospitality and kitchen staff of Surly Beer Hall and Pizza Upstairs in Minneapolis marched on the boss and demanded a union.“Before reopening in June, we voiced concerns about our safety regarding the new counter-service model,” the organizing

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Retirees launch website to boost senior power

A group of retirees recently launched OlderandBolder.Vote to boost the senior-power that will help win the White House, the U.S. Senate and state elections for candidates who will address the needs and concerns of working families.“This is the most important

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Pence visits; USW responds to mayors’ letter

A visit from Mike Pence, a letter from some mayors and a response from a union put northeastern Minnesota on the national political map at the end of August.Pence did a quick fly-in visit to Duluth to drum up support

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Remembering past Labor Days

The Labor Day events of northeastern Minnesota have been the places to see and be seen for politicians, union members and families over the years. But this year is unlike the others, even those with world wars and influenza, and

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Tattersall workers organize with UNITE HERE

Collective bargaining is in the mix for workers at Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis after they voted in favor of joining together in a union.The Twin Cities hospitality union, UNITE HERE Local 17, announced the news on social media today. Tattersall

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CLB meetings now start at 6:30 p.m.!

Weather permitting, the Central Labor Body will hold its September meeting held outside again next month.The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 10, in the back lot of the Labor Temple.The body voted at the August meeting to change meeting

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Protestors greet Ivanka Trump, Stauber in Canal Park

Protestors gathered outside the Duluth Pack store in Canal Park on Monday during a visit from Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, Eighth District U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber (R), and other administration officials. The president’s daughter and others were in town to

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Picnic is off; Aug. meeting will be outside

There was some hope it wouldn’t have to happen, but it was fading by the day, and attendees to the July Duluth Central Labor Body meeting were told the committee had decided to cancel this year’s Labor Day picnic. The

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Special session fails to net bonding bill

ST. PAUL — State lawmakers came back to the Capitol for a special session beginning June 12. Eight days later, the legislature adjourned without passing key legislation urged by the state’s labor movement, including a jobs bill left undone from

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USW 9460 protests Essentia layoffs

Members of USW 9460 and their supporters held a socially distanced protest by caravaning from Miller Hill Mall to the Essentia campus. Essentia Health plans to eliminate 900 health care jobs during a pandemic. Layoffs have begun in Duluth, Ashland and Spooner,

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