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.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is urging American Crystal Sugar Co. and its locked-out factory workers to get back to the bargaining table.
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.
Legislators heard from both opponents and supporters of unionizing in-home child care during a House committee hearing in Waite Park Monday night.
President Barack Obama appointed a board on Thursday to review a dispute between U.S. railroads and their unions.
Doug Grow will join Chad Wednesday to talk about this article that he put together on the topic of unionizing daycare workers.
On a day meant to celebrate working men and women, Minnesota union leaders have acknowledged the fact that tough times are ahead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Wisconsin judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state’s new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect.
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.
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.
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.