Wisconsin Judge To Hold Hearing On Right-To-Work Challenge A Madison judge is set to hold a hearing on whether to temporarily block Wisconsin's new right-to-work law.
Unions Want Tougher Laws Against So-Called Wage TheftMinnesota's leading labor unions are pushing for stiffer penalties against employers caught improperly withholding worker pay or skirting overtime requirements.
Dayton Has Crucial Union Edge In Governor's RaceGov. Mark Dayton got a hero's welcome Monday from union workers at the Minnesota AFL-CIO Conference in St. Paul. Dayton, Minnesota's first Democratic governor in two decades, told convention delegates he delivered what he promised – jobs.
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.
Minn. House Dems To Live Week On Minimum WageAs 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.
Minnesota AFL-CIO Backs Dayton, FrankenThe 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.
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AFL-CIO Endorses Boycott Of American Crystal SugarThe AFL-CIO has endorsed a nationwide consumer boycott of American Crystal Sugar products to protest its 14-month lockout of union workers.
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.
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.
Wis. Gov. Signs Bill Taking Away Bargaining RightsWisconsin 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.
AFL-CIO Works To Keep Wisconsin Protests GoingAFL-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.
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