Minnesota labor unions are bracing for what could be a national fight over what’s called “right to work.”
Labor unions joined the front lines Saturday in what Occupy Minnesota has termed “the fight against corporate greed.”
In the early days of the Obama administration, organized labor had grand visions of pushing through a sweeping agenda that would help boost sagging membership and help revive union strength.
In a year when the questions of union power and the responsibility of governments to their employees have taken center stage, St. Patrick’s Day is taking on dual meaning for many Irish-Americans, with their rich ties to the labor movement.
No resolution appeared imminent Monday to the stalemate over union rights in Wisconsin, leaving Senate Republicans resigned to forge ahead with less-controversial business such as tax breaks for dairy farmers and commending the Green Bay Packers on winning the Super Bowl.
Gripped by tight limits during the campaign, labor unions wrote hefty checks to a post-election account for Democrat Mark Dayton after it appeared clear he would win Minnesota’s close race for governor.