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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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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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