After three days of negotiation, Minneapolis Public Schools has reached a contract agreement with its teachers late Saturday night. The specifics of the contract have not yet been released, but the district released the following statement: “We believe this contract will improve our overall effectiveness by investing in teachers and students who are at the core of our work.”
Last week Dave talked with the Teachers Union about a possible strike….today, he got the other side of the issue when he visited with the Chair Of The Board Of Education. Click the link to listen…..
The Minnesota Orchestra announced late Monday afternoon that the planned Carnegie Hall concerts have been canceled, a move which is widely expected to result in the departure of famed director and conductor Osmo Vänskä. Vänskä originally set the Monday deadline, saying he would quit if there was not a deal that would bring musicians back to work. The possible loss of Vänskä is widely seen as a significant blow to the orchestra’s reputation. Vänskä has not yet made a public statement as of early Monday evening.
Nearby homes have been evacuated after Minneapolis police responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed man who’s believed to have weapons in his house, according to officials. Minneapolis spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said police got a welfare check call at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 53rd Street and 36th Avenue South.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are working on re-signing restricted free agent Nikola Pekovic. President of basketball operations Flip Saunders says talks are “moving in a positive direction.” Saunders has met with Pekovic’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, and has extended an offer of four years and $48 million. The two sides continue to have discussions that Saunders termed cordial. He says he believes both sides eventually will “have a meeting of the minds” and get a deal done.
With negotiations regarding the impending fiscal cliff hanging in the balance, President Barack Obama told WCCO’s Frank Vascellaro he’s confident a deal will be reached.
American Crystal Sugar Co. and its union workers are heading back to negotiations.
Negotiations between American Crystal Sugar Co. and its union workers are scheduled to resume later this month.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith have resumed talks aimed at ending the lockout — this time joined by a handful of players and owners.
A Maine lawmaker says New England’s largest egg producer is in negotiations to sell its operations to Minnesota-based Land o’ Lakes.
Talks lasted until 1 o’clock this morning. And both sides made changes in their contract demands.
They met for 13 hours but nurses and Twin Cities hospitals failed to reach an agreement on contract issues and this morning the nurses will file a strike notice.
No response yet from the union representing 12,000 registered nurses to a negotiating proposal from 14 Twin Cities hospitals