Labor News

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Protesting poverty wages lands them in jail

At the intersection of Snelling and University Avenues in St. Paul, Minnesota, 26 were arrested on Black Friday afternoon, Nov. 29, for protesting poverty wages.

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Higher state minimum wage campaign gains steam in Minnesota

The drive to enact a higher state minimum wage in Minnesota has gained steam.

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On anniversary of free trade deal, Colombian workers face turning point

After decades of displacement, war and poverty, workers in Colombia face the possibility of a better life.

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Twin Cities janitors ratify new contracts

"This is a major victory for working families. We work hard to support our families, we fought hard against cuts that would have destroyed thousands of jobs."

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Management locks out unionized musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra

Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra said they have "our deepest regret" for "our loyal audience members," after management cancelled all concerts.

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War on workers in Minnesota: unprecedented attacks in 2012 legislative session

Republicans unveiled an unprecedented attack on worker rights and protections, including the granddaddy of all anti-union legislation: "Right to work."

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Locked-out workers and supporters converge on Minnesota town

On their Journey for Justice, workers locked out by American Crystal Sugar, joined by locked-out workers from Cooper Tire, delivered a message to a bank in Chaska, Minn.

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Six months after lockout, workers stage 'back to work' action at American Crystal Sugar

The union's action came after the latest federal mediation session ended with American Crystal Sugar continuing to insist on its July 28, 2011 contract offer-which union members voted down 90-10 percent.

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Locked-out workers take message to Crystal Sugar’s doorstep

More than 600 locked out sugar workers and supporters rallied outside the headquarters of American Crystal Sugar August 11, demanding an end to the lockout.

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Minnesota nurses vote to strike

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Nurses Association announced today that more than 12,000 Twin Cities nurses will conduct a one-day strike for patient safety on Thursday, June 10.

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