Some hospital security officers say HealthEast is not doing enough to keep its employees safe from unruly and unstable visitors. They point to the attack last November inside St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood. Surveillance cameras captured images of a patient swinging a metal bar at nurses as they scrambled to escape.
A Minneapolis area labor leader has been elected the next president of the Minnesota AFL-CIO. The Minnesota AFL-CIO General Board on Tuesday elected Bill McCarthy to head the state labor federation.
The chairman of Sun Country Airlines said the company is downsizing ahead of an “ultimate shut down” in its contract fight with pilots. The Air Line Pilots Association confirmed that an email sent from Sun Country’s Marty Davis to the union chairman was genuine.
The face of the Minneapolis Police union for 16 years has lost his bid for re-election. Lt. John Delmonico ran mostly unchallenged since taking the job in 1999. Lt. Bob Kroll, the long-time union vice president, will take the top spot.
On Friday, Wisconsin became the 25th state to pass a right-to-work bill. Lawmakers in the state assembly fiercely debated the bill for more than 20 hours into the early morning. The bill finally passed around 9 a.m.
Wisconsin lawmakers voted Friday to make their state the 25th to enact right-to-work legislation, pushing a fast-tracked bill through the Assembly after an overnight debate and sending it on to Gov. Scott Walker for his promised signature.
A Minnesota Republican lawmaker is getting in the middle of Wisconsin’s “right-to-work” debate. Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he’ll sign the bill when it reaches his desk, which would make union membership voluntary.
Administrators and faculty at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities say they’ve reached an agreement over a proposed system revamp.
The Wisconsin Senate is set to dive into what could be a fierce debate on a Republican right-to-work bill after an evening of bitter protests over the legislation at the state Capitol.
The fight over union rights returns to Wisconsin this week, four years after a debate that sparked massive protests and catapulted Gov. Scott Walker onto the national political stage, setting up his likely presidential run.
On Thursday, Walmart announced it’s giving raises to 500,000 of its lowest-paid workers. Starting in April, employees will make $9 per hour, which is $1.75 more per hour than the federal minimum wage.
Minnesota’s leading labor unions are pushing for stiffer penalties against employers caught improperly withholding worker pay or skirting overtime requirements.
A Minneapolis man is fighting to get his job back Wednesday. Kip Hedges says Delta fired him for trying to unionize airline employees. Hedges says his comments about the need to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the right to unionize, cost him his job of 26 years.
Several workers unions in the Twin Cities are planning to kick off a series of strikes and protests on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Fast food workers and union supporters briefly took over a Minneapolis McDonald’s restaurant Thursday. It was part of a nationwide protest in 150 cities by fast food workers demanding a $15-an-hour minimum wage.
The Labor movement has had to reinvent itself since its beginnings in this country. John Budd is a University of Minnesota professor who researches and teaches about diverse aspects of work, employment, and related institutions.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election and rise to national prominence.
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.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration has responded to a federal lawsuit seeking to block unionization of certain in-home day providers with a court filing saying opponents lack standing to sue. New filings came Monday in one of two federal cases aiming to undo a new law paving the way for a union election. The administration wants both lawsuits dismissed and will argue for that in a July 18 court hearing.
The Minnesota Senate approved a Democratic-sponsored bill Wednesday to let unions try to organize daycare providers and personal care workers, after a 17-hour debate that stretched through the night thanks to forceful opposition from Republicans.
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.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 reached a tentative agreement with the Minneapolis-St. Paul Contract Cleaners Association Saturday on a three-year contract.
Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature’s new Democratic majorities have made it clear: The session that starts Tuesday will be all about the state budget.
After all the hype regarding Walmart employees’ discontent with their employer and the threat of a strike on Black Friday, the long holiday weekend was saw banner sales and virtually no protest at Walmarts.
After being blocked in court, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he hasn’t decided whether to ask the reconfigured Legislature to permit a unionization drive by home-based child care providers.