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Court allows childcare union vote

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A federal court Thursday said a vote to organize a union for some Minnesota home day care providers can be scheduled.

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed of two lawsuits filed to block the drive. However, opponents of the union…continue reading on

Steelworkers rally against steel dumping

June 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

VIRGINIA — Richard Eklund has been retired for 20 years, but he still drove over from Gilbert Monday morning to show his support for Iron Range Steelworkers still on the job.

Once a steelworker, always a steelworker, said Eklund, who retired in …continue reading on

Faculty feud with MnSCU chancellor heats up

June 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s state university faculty union sent a harsh critique of Chancellor Steven Rosenstone’s performance to the MnSCU governing board as it gears up to evaluate him.

The union and Rosenstone have had a tense relationship. Si…continue reading on

Ready to strike

May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Unionized employees at JBS voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to authorize a strike after 10 months of contract negotiations have failed to reach agreement in key areas involving health care and wages for workers at the Worthington plant.
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Minnesota Farmers Union sees positive action on legislative initiatives

June 1, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Leaders of the Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) were pleased with many of the outcomes of the recently concluded legislative session. Continue Reading

Child care providers challenge new state law in federal court

May 29, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Minnesota child care providers who want nothing to do with a union are taking a new law to federal court. Continue Reading

Franson: Bill to unionize childcare providers is political power grab

May 14, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Senate and House Republicans held a joint press conference today to discuss childcare provider and PCA unionization legislation (HF 950/SF 778). SF 778 is scheduled for a vote in the Minnesota Senate. Continue Reading

Bill to unionize daycares is defeated

May 7, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

On Monday, May 6, the Minnesota Senate Finance Committee heard the controversial bill (SF 778) that would have allowed home daycare providers/ personal care attendants to unionize. Continue Reading

Back to work, but not to normal for American Crystal and union

April 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Twenty months after locking out its 1,300 union workers, American Crystal Sugar is better positioned for the future with a new workforce, according to management. Continue Reading

Proposed union membership for care providers fails to generate agreement

March 11, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Marilyn Geller loves taking care of young children. Continue Reading

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