Here in Minnesota, the union that represents thousands of nurses is asking for better training and better gear to deal with Ebola. Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association voted in favor of a resolution that calls on hospitals to provide the highest level of protective equipment, such as hazardous materials suits.
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.
Prosciutto, craft beer, an evening in downtown Minneapolis….what’s not to love! We enjoyed and shared a night full of great pairings at Cured and Crafted.
A federal appeals court lifted a legal obstacle Thursday to a unionization effort affecting thousands of Minnesota home day care operators. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals — which covers seven Great Plains and Midwest states — affirmed a ruling by a judge who dismissed a pair of lawsuits seeking to block the drive.
Bolstered by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that limits organized labor’s power to collect compulsory dues, the lead plaintiff in a parallel Minnesota lawsuit urged Gov. Mark Dayton to have state lawyers stand down and ultimately cancel a pair of drives to unionize home-based day care and health care workers. Rochester day care operator Jennifer Parrish suggested the Democratic governor had little chance to prevail after the nation’s top court decided that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois who are “partial-public employees” cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union’s costs of collective bargaining. Although the workers receive state subsidies to care for clients, they aren’t considered full-fledged state employees and therefore don’t have to pay dues if they don’t join a union, the conservative-led court ruled in a 5-4 decision.
Some call Google Glass the next big thing, while others dismiss them as a goofy-looking fad that will go the way of the Zune, if you can even remember the Zune.
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…..
Mary Cathryn Ricker, President of the St Paul Federation of Teachers talks with Dave Lee.
A federal appeals court has put a drive to unionize Minnesota home day care workers on hold pending the outcome of a similar case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion Thursday.
The management of the Minnesota Orchestra says a new deal in the works that would bring musicians back ending a nearly year-long lockout, but musicians say it was submitted outside of mediation.
A federal judge has refused to halt a drive to unionize thousands of Minnesota home day-care operators.
The 25th annual Twin Cities’ Juneteenth celebration brought thousands to North Mississippi Regional Park Saturday. Juneteenth commemorates the day Union Soldiers told slaves in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were no longer enslaved. Juneteenth is much more than parades, barbeques and family reunions.
A contentious fight over union organizing among certain home-based child care and home health care workers is headed back to court. Opponents say they will challenge a law signed just days ago.
It’s lunchtime at Cyndi Cunningham’s in home day care where for the past 15 years she’s operated her non-union business, caring for the children of working parents.
The Minnesota House has passed a bill that allows a union drive among home day care providers and personal care attendants after about 10 hours of debate strung out over more than two days.