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AFL-CIO endorses boycott of American Crystal Sugar

October 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The AFL-CIO has endorsed a nationwide consumer boycott of American Crystal Sugar products to protest its 14-month lockout of union workers. Continue Reading

VIEWPOINT: This Labor Day, let’s work to bring prosperity to all

September 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As the economy begins to recover, Minnesota’s working people need comprehensive and proven policies that will build shared prosperity for everyone in America who works hard and plays by the rules. Continue Reading

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Locked-out Workers Start Journey for ‘Cooperation and Negotiation’

May 31, 2012 in WDAZ

DRAYTON, ND (WDAZ-TV) – Locked-out American Crystal Sugar Workers and their supporters met in Drayton on Thursday, kicking off a six-day journey to Moorhead.
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Kemnitz to step down after 28 years as N.D. AFL-CIO president

October 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A man who dedicated nearly 30 years to advocating on behalf of North Dakota workers is stepping down later this month. After 28 years as president of North Dakota’s AFL-CIO, Dave Kemnitz will leave the job on Oct. 31 after deciding not to seek re-election. Continue Reading

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AFL-CIO Rallies For Jobs in Grand Forks

September 29, 2011 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – The state AFL-CIO kicked off its North Dakota convention Thursday amidst controversy at American Crystal Sugar and pending change for the post office. Continue Reading

A Labor of Love: AFL-CIO to celebrate N.D., Minn. workers

September 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The AFL-CIO will celebrate 100 years of history in North Dakota and Minnesota with through the arts of film, theater and song at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

Richard Trumka, Washington, column: U.S., N.D. need new focus on workplace safety

September 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota is one of the nation’s most dangerous states to work in; it ranks 48th in the country for workplace safety. Continue Reading

AFL-CIOgives full backing to Mark Dayton

August 17, 2010 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota’s AFL-CIO has thrown its support behind Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton after the group sat out the primary. Continue Reading