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Reality Check: Unionizing Day Care

Minnesota has some of the highest child care costs in the country for center-based day cares.


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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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Union Workers To Vote On Crystal Sugar Co. Offer

Union representatives for locked-out workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. say they will have members vote by Nov. 1 on the latest contract proposal.


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Talks Set To Resume Between Sugar Company, Workers

Negotiations between American Crystal Sugar Co. and its union workers are scheduled to resume later this month.


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Union Seeks To Resume Talks With American Crystal

The union representing 1,300 locked out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers plans to bring new proposals to the company in an attempt to end the lockout that has lasted for more than 70 days.


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Talking Points: Unionizing Home Day Cares

It is highly controversial topic that has providers and politicians split. Should home day care workers be allowed to form a union?


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Divisive Drive To Unionize In-Home Child Care

A drive to unionize home-based child care providers has blown up into a sticky issue in Minnesota.


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Esme’s Blog: Unionizing Day Care Workers

This week I called a dozen different home providers for a story on the effort to unionize day care workers. All of them told me the unionization effort was a bad idea.


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Hearing Held On Unionizing Minn. Day Care Workers

Supporters and opponents of unionizing day care workers packed a contentious hearing at the State Capitol Thursday night.


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The Battle Over Unionizing Home Day Care Providers

There’s a major push underway to unionize Minnesota’s 11,000 home day care workers.


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Leaflets Supporting Sugar Workers Found On Shelves

Leaflets supporting locked-out American Crystal Sugar union workers are showing up between bags of the company’s sugar on supermarket shelves in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.


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Bemidji Nurses, Hospital Reach Contract Agreement

Nurses at Sanford Bemidji Health Center have approved a new contract that includes a 3 percent pay raise over three years.


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On Labor Day, Unions Struggle With Decline

On a day meant to celebrate working men and women, Minnesota union leaders have acknowledged the fact that tough times are ahead.


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American Crystal Ready For Harvest With Fill-Ins

With the lockout of about 1,300 American Crystal Sugar Co. workers entering its second month and no negotiations in sight, the company is ready to start the harvest season with inexperienced replacement workers.


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Talks Between American Crystal, Union To Resume

Negotiations between American Crystal Sugar and union leaders representing about 1,300 locked out workers are expected to resume Thursday.





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