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Day Care Providers Sue Over Union Vote

A group of child care workers backed by a coalition of conservative-leaning groups filed a lawsuit Monday aimed at blocking a unionization election for some home-based providers.

11/28/2011

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Dayton Urges Crystal, Union To Resume Talks

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is urging American Crystal Sugar Co. and its locked-out factory workers to get back to the bargaining table.

11/25/2011

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Minn. Legislature Examines Child-Care Union Push

Minnesota daycare providers who are not eligible to vote in an upcoming unionization election say they would still be affected by agreements reached between a new union and the state, and should be given a vote.

11/21/2011

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Legislators Hold Hearing On Unionizing Child Care

Legislators heard from both opponents and supporters of unionizing in-home child care during a House committee hearing in Waite Park Monday night.

10/25/2011

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Strike That Could Stop Northstar Line Temporarily Averted

President Barack Obama appointed a board on Thursday to review a dispute between U.S. railroads and their unions.

10/06/2011

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Daycare And Unions

Doug Grow will join Chad Wednesday to talk about this article that he put together on the topic of unionizing daycare workers.

09/21/2011

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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.

09/05/2011

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Labor Unions Adjust To New Reality Under Obama

In the early days of the Obama administration, organized labor had grand visions of pushing through a sweeping agenda that would help boost sagging membership and help revive union strength.

09/05/2011

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1,300 Workers Locked Out At American Crystal Sugar

Replacement workers were on the job at seven American Crystal Sugar plants and some employees were picketing outside them Monday, after about 1,300 union members were locked out of facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa.

08/01/2011

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Wis. Judge To Look At How Union Law Was Passed

Having declared that Wisconsin’s divisive union law isn’t really a law yet, a judge was set to return to one of the underlying questions dogging the measure — whether Republicans violated the state’s open meetings law during the frenzied run-up to passage.

04/01/2011

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Wis. Appeals Court Rejects DOJ Request In Union Case

A state Justice Department attorney tells a judge a district attorney hasn’t properly brought a lawsuit challenging the state’s contentious collective bargaining law.

03/29/2011

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Judge Blocks Contentious Wisconsin Union Law

A Wisconsin judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state’s new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect.

03/18/2011

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Wisconsin Unions Rush To Get Deals In Place

School boards and local governments across Wisconsin are rushing to reach agreements with unions before a new law takes effect that will remove their ability to collectively bargain over nearly all issues other than minimal salary increases.

03/14/2011

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Esme’s Blog: A Gift For Unions?

For years union membership has been on the decline. In the mid 1940s 36 percent of American workers were union members. In 2007 the figure was just over 12 percent.

03/11/2011

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Wis. Governor Tells Unions It Will Lay Off Workers

Day by day, the rallies of thousands of teachers, firefighters and other public workers that propelled Wisconsin’s fight over union rights to national prominence have been giving way to smaller protests of mostly students.

03/04/2011

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