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Next CLB meeting will be via Zoom

The November Central Labor Body meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, via Zoom. Please email Beth McCuskey at bmccuskey@hotmail.com to get the link to the meeting.

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UEA frustrated by slow talks

UEA members at the University of Minnesota Duluth and Crookston have been working without a contract since June, and the union says the institutions are dragging their feet on negotiations for a new one.The membership met recently, said Elizabethada Wright,

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Amazon workers walk out in Shakopee

Workers at the MSP1 fulfillment center walked off the job late last week after Farhiyo Warsame was fired at the facility. Management claimed Warasame violated their “time off task” rules. Warsame had previously raised concerns about a lack of adequate

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Early voting means every day is Election Day until Nov. 3

In other elections, in earlier years, campaigns followed a choreographed tempo throughout the year. Candidates marched in small-town parades during the summer, shook hands and sang songs at Labor Day picnics at the beginning of September, and then powered through

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Comm. Serv. calls for volunteers, donations

This year has been hard for all of us in some way or another. But for families already facing difficulties, the challenges of the pandemic, high unemployment rates and uncertainty around education are hitting especially hard. Renee Van Nett, Community

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AFSCME calls for pressure on lege in CIP issue

Legislative pressure is key in keeping two Department of Correction facilities open in the face of budget shortfalls and a possible department restructure, says AFSCME officials.AFSCME 5 said the DOC made an $18 million budget request to address a structural

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Vets, families push back on Trump’s comments

Veterans and families of veterans, including several members of the Labor community, spoke out against Trump’s recently reported comments of war dead as “suckers” and “losers.” They did so a week after Vice President Pence visited Duluth, and a day

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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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