Minnesota Child Care Providers Vote Not To UnionizeChild care providers in Minnesota have overwhelmingly voted against unionizing. Tuesday's tally of ballots showed providers voted 1,014 to 392 against forming a union.
Union Members Rally With 4th Precinct ProtestersUnion members are planning to rally in Minneapolis Saturday in support of activists protesting the shooting death of a black man by a city police officer. Labor groups plan to show solidarity with protesters who have been camped out all week since 24-year-old Jamar Clark was fatally shot in north Minneapolis last Sunday.
Security Staff Say HealthEast Needs To Do More To Keep Hospitals SafeSome hospital security officers say HealthEast is not doing enough to keep its employees safe from unruly and unstable visitors. They point to the attack last November inside St. John's Hospital in Maplewood. Surveillance cameras captured images of a patient swinging a metal bar at nurses as they scrambled to escape.
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.
Union Members OK Contract With St. Louis County Union workers for St. Louis County have voted to accept the county's latest contract settlement offer.
DFL Lawmakers Revive Child Care Unionization Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill Monday calling for a union election. It would give Minnesota child care providers a chance to vote on whether to form a union.
Request For More Guards Follows Stillwater Prison Attack One of the four Minnesota prison workers injured by a convicted murderer in a Stillwater prison this week is speaking out, saying Minnesota prisons are at times dangerously understaffed.
Public Workers, Lawmakers In Heated Debate Over Raises At CapitolA battle is underway at the State Capitol between public workers who say they need a raise and lawmakers who wonder if the state can afford it.
Esme’s Blog: Unionizing Day Care WorkersThis week I called a dozen different home providers for a story on the effort to unionize day care workers. All of them told me the unionization effort was a bad idea.
Unionization Divides Day Care Community Gov. Mark Dayton has the power to make a single decision that would divide day care providers across the state.
State Employees Launch Ad Campaign To Fight ShutdownThe state’s employee unions are now in the fight in hopes of avoiding a government shutdown on July 1.
GOP Bill: Public Employees Contribute More Toward PensionsAll public employees statewide would contribute more toward their pensions under a bill introduced by Republican State Sen. Gretchen Hoffman of Vergas.