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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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Job gains don’t mitigate economic pain

After falling by 22.1 million between February and April, payroll employment rose by 2.5 million in May. This is likely due to the fact that 31 states started lifting stay-at-home orders, or easing restrictions, within the reference period. While these

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Carpenters take stance in regional negotiations

Members of Carpenters Locals 361 and 606 and Millwrights Local 1348 got notifications on Friday to take their tools home at the end of their daily work shifts in the latest action during negotiations between the North Central States Regional

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Pandemic highlights meat plant conditions

Last week’s closing of Smithfield’s pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has put a spotlight on the dangers facing workers in the food supply industry. When it shut down, the plant had 644 confirmed cases of COVID-19 which

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Trump’s Labor Dept. extends anti-union rule

WASHINGTON (PAI)—Brushing aside worker objections, the GOP Trump administration revived and reinstated a past Republican anti-union expense reporting rule, forcing not just unions but allied organizations to spend 530 hours a year – unions say it will be more —

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