The St. Paul Federation of Teachers and St. Paul Schools have reached a tentative labor agreement on their 2013-15 contract, officials announced Friday morning. After 24 hours of negations between the school district and the union, it appears a teachers’ strike will be avoided.
Days ahead of a vote that could lead to a strike, hundreds of teachers and supporters rallied in St. Paul at a school board meeting on Tuesday night. St. Paul teachers have announced they will hold a strike vote on Feb. 24. If teachers authorize a strike, teachers would have to wait 10 days before walking off the job.
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…..
In response to a strike vote scheduled, St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Valerie Silva announced plans to cancel classes and lay off 2,500 nonunion workers if teachers walk off the job.
Mary Cathryn Ricker, President of the St Paul Federation of Teachers talks with Dave Lee.
About 3,000 teachers in St. Paul could be asked to take a strike vote as early as Monday. The St. Paul Federation of Teachers is expected to decice at a meeting Monday night if it will be moving closer to walking off the job.
Black Friday is the busiest day of the holiday shopping season, with an estimated 97 million Americans expected to search for the best deals. However, not everyone was celebrating the nation’s hunt for great deals. A number of cleaning workers for retail outlets walked off the job on Friday to protest unfair labor practices.
Heading into the Labor Day weekend, a growing labor movement is gaining traction across the United States. It’s a union-backed effort known as “Fight for 15” and it involves fast food employees who believe they should make $15 an hour.
A Twin Cities union for security guards is on a one-day strike Wednesday after an agreement could not be reached with American Security.
Thousands of Twin Cities security guards are preparing for a possible strike Sunday. Talks with the security officer’s SEIU Local 26 and contractors broke down on Friday afternoon.
Union leaders representing CenturyLink workers in 13 states have moved closer to allowing a strike but plan to continue negotiations with the telecommunications company.
Employees with Metro Transit will vote on a new deal on Monday in an effort to avoid a work stoppage.
Minnesota Orchestra musicians who have been locked out for more than two months now are calling for an independent financial analysis.
The AFL-CIO has endorsed a nationwide consumer boycott of American Crystal Sugar products to protest its 14-month lockout of union workers.
CenturyLink workers in 13 western states, including Minnesota have voted to authorize a strike if union leaders can’t reach a new contract with the communications company.