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Bakk announces retirement

Sen. Tom Bakk, the Democratic senator turned Independent from Cook, is retiring from state politics, nearly 30 years after he was first elected to the Legislature.One of the staunchest supporters of the Iron Range, its mining and its idiosyncratic culture,

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Kellogg’s workers reject TA

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (PAI)—By “an overwhelming margin,” the 1,400 Kellogg’s workers who were forced to strike on October 5, voted down a proposed contract exactly two months later, the Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) announced on

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BCTGM: Conditions aren’t great in MN, either

Members of Bakery Confectionary, Tobacco and Grain Millers Local 22 who work at Old Dutch are gearing up for contract talks this fall, in which they intend to push the company to ease increasingly taxing workloads.That’s the same rallying cry

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USW pushes organizing at Northshore Mining

The United Steelworkers are making a push at Northshore Mining in Northeastern Minnesota. “Workers started calling us, and we kept getting more and more calls, and we started thinking there’s enough interest to make an organizing drive,” said John Arbogast,

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Get your donations in for Labor Day picnic!

The Labor Day picnic is ON this year, and that means the Duluth Central Labor Body is looking for donations and volunteers to bring it back better than ever.Please check with your union leadership to ensure your union’s donations are keeping

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CLB July meeting will be cookout

The Duluth Central Labor Body’s meeting on Thursday, July 8, will be all about celebration.The meeting will kick off at 5 p.m. with brats and other items, as we celebrate meeting in person again after a year of Zoom meetings. The

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CLB to screen at June meeting

The Duluth Central Labor Body will be screening candidates for city council before its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 10.The screening will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Wellstone Hall in the basement of the Labor Temple.If you have

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Use of St. Paul Labor Center draws protests

Union leadership and rank-and-filers clashed in a war of words in St. Paul last week among protests against the police killing of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center.On the evening of Wednesday, April 15, National Guard troops were allowed into the

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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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