Union Workers


Dayton Has Crucial Union Edge In Governor’s Race

Gov. 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.


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Federal Employees In Minnesota Await Word On Work Status

The standoff on Capitol Hill has more than 18,000 federal employees in Minnesota wondering about their work status if there’s a partial shutdown at midnight.


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Crystal Sugar Union Workers To Vote For 5th Time

Union workers in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa who have been locked out of their jobs for 20 months at American Crystal Sugar Co. are voting on the contract for the fifth time.


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Minn. Orchestra Musicians Reject Contract

Minnesota Orchestra musicians voted unanimously on Saturday to reject a management proposal to cut pay by 30 to 50 percent, in addition to over 200 changes to the existing contract.


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ND High Court To Rule On Lockout Jobless Benefits

North Dakota’s Supreme Court will be deciding whether locked-out workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. should collect unemployment benefits.


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Union Workers To Vote A 3rd Time On Crystal Offer

Locked-out workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. factories in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa will vote on the company’s contract offer a third time.


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Union Workers Rally Outside Crystal Headquarters

Locked-out American Crystal Sugar factory workers have completed a 200-mile journey by foot and hay wagon in advance of an expected Friday meeting between union officials and company representatives.


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Union Workers Protest ‘Right To Work’ Amendment

Hundreds of union workers filled the State Capitol Tuesday afternoon to protest a constitutional amendment that could directly affect them.


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Union Workers Reject Latest Crystal Sugar Offer

Locked-out union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. have rejected the latest contract offer from the company.


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Labor Board Rejects Claim By Crystal Sugar Workers

The National Labor Relations Board has rejected a complaint by American Crystal Sugar union workers that the company failed to negotiate in good faith.


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Union Files Complaint Against American Crystal

The union at American Crystal Sugar Co. has filed a labor complaint accusing its employer of threatening workers with a lockout and failing to bargain in good faith on a new contract.


St Paul March For The Middle Class

‘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.”


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Wis. Judge Declares Union Law Not In Effect

A Wisconsin judge ruled Thursday the state’s divisive new collective bargaining law had not taken effect, and officials in Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s administration say he plans to comply with the ruling and to halt preparations to begin deducting money from public workers’ paychecks.


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Union Warns Of Boycotts For Lack Of Support

Some members of the State Employees Union are warning businesses in Wisconsin to either support collective bargaining for public employees or face a boycott.


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Unions Rally At Minn. Capitol To Support Wis. Workers

Minnesota union workers are standing in support of their neighbors to the east with a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol.