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Activists push back on right wing CRT event

An event billed as an opportunity to learn about the “indoctrination” Critical Race Theory poses to Minnesota students was cancelled in Duluth after pushback from the public.
The Center of the American Experiment, a right-wing think-tank headquartered in Golden Valley, had

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Rail unions push for 2-person crews

WASHINGTON (PAI)—Relying on a campaign promise from Democratic President Joe Biden, the nation’s freight rail unions are renewing their push for mandatory two-person crews on all freight trains.Needless to say, the freight railroads are resisting fiercely. They convinced former GOP

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5 takeaways from lege session

The 2021 legislative session came in like a lion and went out like a lamb.When lawmakers first returned in January to hash out a new two-year budget, they faced a projected deficit of $883 million, a divided Legislature and a

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Register for Building Trades Golf outing

It’s time to get your team set for the Duluth Building and Construction Trades Council’s Golf Outing! The DBCTC has been holding this outing for 30 years, and this year’s will be held at Enger Park Golf Course on Saturday,

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Coleman named chair of AFL-CIO HIT board

Washington, DC –The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) announced that Chris Coleman presided at his first meeting as new Chair of its Board of Trustees today. Coleman, elected by the HIT’s union and public pension fund investors, is President and

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Walz names new DLI commissioner

SAINT PAUL — Roslyn Robertson, the new commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, regards its mission as “noble work.”“We are a big part of the lives of working people,” said Robertson. She’s a career employee at DLI

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CLB meeting Feb. 11

The next Duluth CLB meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11. It will be held online via Zoom. Contact Beth McCuskeyfor login information, 218-391-7363.

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Sign up for Campaign School

Join the Minnesota AFL-CIO and the North East Area Labor Council to learn how you can be an effective messenger for the Labor 2020 political program. In this training, we’ll learn how to best talk about why we need to

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Unions, allies support USPS

WASHINGTON (PAI)—Unions and their allies, including dozens of national groups, launched yet another blitz to save the U.S. Postal Service from going under. Whether it’ll succeed in time is up in the air.“The people of this country deserve great public

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Nurses say more PPE is needed

ST. PAUL — Five months after the Coronavirus first arrived in the U.S., critical supply shortages persist for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including masks and gowns. The continuing risks faced by health care workers and the continuing shortages of PPE

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