University of Minnesota researchers say taconite workers face an increased risk of a rare form of lung cancer, and it’s higher the longer they’re on the job. But they can’t say for certain if dust from the state’s iron mining and processing operations causes it.
The SEIU Local 26 voted unanimously on Saturday afternoon to give their negotiators the power to strike. Thousands of workers who clean and protect building across the Twin Cities are ready to walk off the job.
It’s by far the coldest day of the season and it’s only a taste of what we can expect this week.
A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Their ranks thinned by a 16-month lockout, American Crystal Sugar Co. workers were voting Saturday on whether to accept a contract they have rejected three times previously.
Two workers were trapped inside the old Dodge Center Maintenance Building when the roof collapsed Tuesday afternoon.
Target is not backing down from its decision to open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving night, despite the opposition of some 340,000 people who signed an online petition.
About 150 workers at a Winona foundry are on strike and are picketing their employer.
The “Central Corridor” is an 11-mile line that will link downtown St. Paul with downtown Minneapolis by 2014. It should be 75 percent complete by the end of this year.
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.
More than a thousand union workers will rally at the State Capitol Tuesday for what appears to be a victory celebration.
Ford announced it would close its St. Paul assembly plant in 2006, but when the fateful day arrived last month, many of the 800 workers there still didn’t have a plan for their next job.
Remember the school nurse’s office when you were a kid? Some employers are trying a similar approach to help control health care costs.
With the unemployment rate falling from 9 percent to 8.6 percent, the good news has many people wondering if things are finally looking up.
Locked-out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers held a vigil Wednesday night to pray for an end to the dispute that has dragged on for four months.
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