State Workers

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Minn. Lawmakers Examine New State Worker Contracts

Two-year union contracts providing Minnesota state workers three percent annual raises are up for review by a panel of legislators. The Subcommittee on Employee Relations is deciding whether to ratify the deals.

09/20/2013

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Minn. Labor Unions, GOP Fight Over ‘Right To Work’

Minnesota labor unions are bracing for what could be a national fight over what’s called “right to work.”

01/27/2012

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Reality Check: Minn. Budget Bill’s State Workforce Cuts

Minnesota’s laid off state workers are back on the job after the governor and legislature reached a budget deal, but they face more cuts with the compromise to end the 20-day shutdown.

07/21/2011

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State Workers’ Mixed Reactions To Deal To End Shutdown

While many of Minnesota’s more than 22,000 laid-off workers are excited to hear they could soon be returning to work, not all of them are happy about the way they would return to work.

07/14/2011

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‘Cone Of Silence’ Becomes Roar Of Hostility

With Minnesota’s state government closed for business, the focus shifted Friday to who’s to blame.

07/01/2011

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Minn. State Workers Uncertain About Finances, Future

Unemployed State workers are scrambling, trying to figure out how they are going to keep a roof over their heads and feed their families. In fact, some feel like they’re between a rock and a hard place.

06/30/2011

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Reality Check: Countdown To Government Shutdown

The State of Minnesota will send out the first of nearly 36,000 layoff notices Wednesday to state workers ahead of a possible government shutdown.

05/31/2011

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Dayton Administration Starts Shutdown Preparations

State agency commissioners in the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton are preparing for a possible state government shutdown in case the governor and legislative Republicans can’t settle on a state budget by the end of June.

05/25/2011

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‘March For The Middle Class’ In St. Paul

Hundreds of Minnesotans marched from the St. Paul Cathedral to the State Capitol Monday in what they’re calling, “We are One: March for the Middle Class.”

04/04/2011

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Reality Check: Pensions For MN, WI State Workers

Minnesota public workers already pay more for their pensions than public workers in Wisconsin.

02/25/2011

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Wis. Teacher Reacts To Controversial Budget Bill

Jarrod Hamdorf has been a math teacher for ten years. His wife’s been a Spanish teacher for nine. They both have master’s degrees. Even though they’re established in their careers, they’re both considering leaving the field.

02/17/2011

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Wis. State Workers Protest ‘Assault On Workers’ Rights’

More protests are planned across Wisconsin on Thursday over a proposal that unions call an assault on workers’ rights.

02/16/2011

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