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Group Wants $750M A Year For Minn. Roads, Transit

A large coalition of transportation, business and labor interests called Tuesday for a new 5 percent sales tax on fuel in Minnesota to help raise money for roads and transit projects.

02/18/2014

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Minn. House Dems To Live Week On Minimum Wage

As Minnesota’s legislative session nears, one of the state’s minimum-wage champions has issued a challenge. Five House colleagues accepted Golden Valley Democrat Rep. Ryan Winkler’s invitation Tuesday to live for a week on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

02/18/2014

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Minnesota AFL-CIO Backs Dayton, Franken

The Minnesota AFL-CIO is backing Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken in their re-election bids. The union, one of Minnesota’s largest, announced its choices Tuesday in Minnesota’s two major political races next year.

11/19/2013

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Comp Time Or Overtime?

Would you rather have Overtime or Comp Time for working extra hours?

05/08/2013

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AFL-CIO Endorses Boycott Of American Crystal Sugar

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

10/02/2012

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AFL-CIO Head Pledges Support On Sugar Lockout

The president of the AFL-CIO is pledging his support for locked-out union workers at American Crystal Sugar.

07/25/2012

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Minn. Union Airs TV Ad Against ‘Right To Work’

The Minnesota AFL-CIO is airing TV and radio ads across Minnesota against a constitutional amendment under consideration at the Capitol that would curb union strength.

03/13/2012

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Wis. Gov. Signs Bill Taking Away Bargaining Rights

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker succeeded Friday in taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights from the vast majority of the state’s public employees, quietly capping weeks of contentious debate and delivering an epic defeat to the labor movement with a private bill signing.

03/11/2011

Wisconsin State Workers Protest Proposed Cuts To Benefits

AFL-CIO Works To Keep Wisconsin Protests Going

AFL-CIO leaders, sparked by the strength of pro-labor protests in Wisconsin, are deciding how they can help keep the crowds large and the pressure high as demonstrations enter a third week.

02/28/2011

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AFL-CIO Says Unions Won’t Stop Fighting Wis. Bill

AFL-CIO leaders say union members in Wisconsin will keep fighting against proposed anti-union legislation, even if it passes.

02/18/2011

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Minnesota Union Warns Of Recount Fundraising Scam

The Minnesota AFL-CIO is warning of fraudulent calls in the labor federation’s name to raise money for Democrat Mark Dayton’s recount expenses.

11/19/2010

AFL-CIO Endorses Dayton

Union says Dayton has best economic plan of three major candidates

08/16/2010

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