Unions

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Opinion: Romney’s Move To The Middle Is Nothing More Than Baseless Rhetoric

Why is Mitt Romney, the severely Conservative candidate for president, all of a sudden moving to the middle?

10/09/2012

You can check out free outdoor concerts on Peavey Plaza downtown in the summer during Sommerfest. (Credit: www.minnesotaorchestra.org)

Minn. Orchestra Rejects Musician Offers

Minnesota Orchestra management have rejected two counter offers by the union representing its musicians.

09/30/2012

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Obama, Ryan Address Replacement Referee Fracas

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.

09/25/2012

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Opinion: The NFL Is Ruining Its Own Brand With Cheap Replacement Refs

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.

09/25/2012

You can check out free outdoor concerts on Peavey Plaza downtown in the summer during Sommerfest. (Credit: www.minnesotaorchestra.org)

Minn. Orchestra Musicians Say Strike Is Possibility

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.

09/24/2012

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Unions Face Declining Membership, Education Void

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.

09/03/2012

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GOP’s Cravaack Picks Up Union’s Backing In Minn.

Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack (cruh-VAK’) has picked up the support of a construction workers union as he faces a closely watched re-election fight in northeastern Minnesota.

07/12/2012

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Opinion: A Doctor’s Opinion Of Obamacare

Good, hard-working Americans shouldn’t be forced to contemplate leaving their chosen profession as they are with federal laws such as Obamacare.

07/09/2012

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American Crystal Union Workers Reject Contract

Locked-out union employees at American Crystal Sugar Co. rejected the company’s contract proposal a third time Saturday in a nearly 11-month dispute that focuses on seniority and job security.

06/24/2012

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Locked-Out Union Workers Voting On Crystal’s Offer

Union workers locked out for nearly a year at American Crystal Sugar Co. are taking another poll on the company’s contract offer.

06/23/2012

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Analysts See Broad Implications In Walker’s Win

After more than a year of fighting, Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker survived Tuesday’s recall vote, winning 53 to 46 percent over his Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

06/06/2012

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Crystal Sugar, Union Returning To BargainingTable

Locked-out union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. are in the middle of a 200-mile trek to the negotiating table, but the company says it could be a long walk for a short meeting.

06/04/2012

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Union Fight Brews With Right-To-Work Push In Minn.

Republicans pulled Minnesota into an explosive issue Thursday by introducing legislation to make union membership optional, setting the stage for a fight that has triggered boycotts by Democratic lawmakers and large protests in other states.

02/02/2012

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Minn. Labor Unions, GOP Fight Over ‘Right To Work’

Minnesota labor unions are bracing for what could be a national fight over what’s called “right to work.”

01/27/2012

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Wis. DA May Seek Rehearing In Unions Lawsuit

The district attorney who filed a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s law passed earlier this year effectively ending collective bargaining rights for most public workers said Thursday he is considering asking the state Supreme Court to rehear the case.

12/22/2011

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