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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

Negotiations ongoing with water district, new union

January 29, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The nine employees of the Randall Community Water District claim contradictions, favoritism and, most of all, health care insurance issues led them to unionize.
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Benefit of right-to-work laws hard to measure

December 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Michigan, the heart of American manufacturing, became the latest state to become a “right-to-work” state this week, prohibiting compulsory union participation. The move was greeted by demonstrations by protesters angered by the erosion of union power in the state. Continue Reading

Crystal Sugar workers reject contract for 4th time

December 1, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Their ranks thinned by a 16-month lockout, American Crystal Sugar Co. workers on Saturday rejected a contract for the fourth time. Continue Reading

Twinkies maker Hostess reaches the end of the line

November 16, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NEW YORK Twinkies may not last forever after all. Continue Reading