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.
James P. Hoffa and Dick DeVos have vastly differing views of unions, which is why in this heated political climate battles are raging across America over unions in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, California and other states, the two took time to participate in CBS Local Digital Debate.
Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?
When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.
Why is Mitt Romney, the severely Conservative candidate for president, all of a sudden moving to the middle?
Minnesota Orchestra management have rejected two counter offers by the union representing its musicians.
The embarrassing NFL referee saga and the disputed call that gave Seattle a victory over Green Bay Monday night has reached the campaign for the White House with President Barack Obama deeming it “terrible” and saying it was time to get the regulars back on the job.
Want to know what a company looks like when it fires all its experienced workers and hires on cheap replacements? Watch last night’s embarrassment of a game between Green Bay and Seattle. But this is about more than just a game. This is about a trend in our national economy where trained professionals are cast aside for inferior workers.
The Minnesota Orchestra says it’s facing significant financial challenges and needs to cut costs substantially. But musicians aren’t happy about the pay cuts they’re being asked to take.
As Americans celebrate Labor Day, labor unions are facing a steadily declining membership. In 2011, the number of Minnesota workers belonging to a union was 371,000, representing 15.1 percent of the state’s wage and salary workers.
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