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NLRB: College athletes can organize

WASHINGTON (PAI)—National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo has told agency officials that athletes at private colleges and universities are “employees” who can organize and bargain collectively — blasting the concept of a “student-athlete.”And not only their colleges would

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Rep. Mary Murphy hits service milestone

Come to the Labor Temple on Thursday, Sept. 9, when the Central Labor Body will be celebrating Rep. Mary Murphy and her accomplishments from 5-6:30 p.m., before the CLB meeting. Marathon legislative sessions have been the norm recently, and at the end

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EduMN supports mask guidance for schools

Education Minnesota said last week it supports a safe and equitable return to in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year, which can best be accomplished by following the guidance of state and federal health officials for restricting the spread of

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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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