Courting Unions On Labor Day, Obama Pushes Paid Sick LeaveCourting unions on Labor Day, President Barack Obama denounced Republicans for a "constant attack on working Americans" and said he was using his executive power to force federal contractors to give paid sick leave to their employees.
Security Staff Say HealthEast Needs To Do More To Keep Hospitals SafeSome 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.
McCarthy Elected Next President Of Minnesota AFL-CIOA 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.
Sun Country Chairman To Pilots' Union: Company Headed For 'Shutdown'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.
Mpls. Police Union President Delmonico Loses Re-Election BidThe 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.
Wisconsin Residents Sound Off On 'Right-To-Vote' BillOn 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 Assembly Sends Right-To-Work Bill To Gov. WalkerWisconsin 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.
MN Lawmaker Lures WI Businesses Over 'Right-To-Work' BillA 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.
MnSCU Leaders, Unions Reach Agreement On RevampAdministrators and faculty at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities say they've reached an agreement over a proposed system revamp.
Wisconsin Senate To Consider Right-To-Work LegislationThe 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.
Second Fight Over Union Rights Comes To WisconsinThe 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.
Good Question: Why Do Companies Give Raises?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.