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Labor Temple Clean-Up on April 17

The days are longer and the snow is melting, which means it’s time to help clean up the Labor Temple grounds.The Spring Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to noon.Maintaining this building takes a lot

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State budget shows surplus

The quick turnaround of the Minnesota economy, as well as reduced government spending, has helped the state swing from a deficit to a $1.6 billion budget surplus, the Minnesota Management and Budget office said Friday.The updated budget and economic forecast

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Fat Cat, other inflatables visit Superior

Operating Engineers Local 139 has been barnstorming the upper Midwest, following Sunbelt Rentals as the rental company serves contractors and job sites. Recently, the local brought the Fat Cat to Superior at the Central Flats development to call attention to

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AFL-CIO says Labor must help fight racism

WASHINGTON (PAI)—In a comprehensive statement, the AFL-CIO General Board – heads of all its member unions – recommitted the labor movement to working towards implementing wide-ranging recommendations to tackle systemic racism in the U.S., including police racism. Those recommendations came

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CLB meeting goes online

The April meeting for the Duluth Central Labor Body was held on an online platform to help keep delegates following the shelter-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic. About 20 people participated. President Beth McCuskey called for donations and volunteers for

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USPS fired thousands for getting hurt on the job

By Maryam Jameel ProPublica.org One night in 2009, Madelaine Sattlefield lifted an 80-pound tray of letters carefully sorted by Missouri ZIP code. She had done this task thousands of times in nine years, but on this night, her arm seared

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