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Minn. Company Hires Physician’s Assistant For Workers

Remember the school nurse’s office when you were a kid? Some employers are trying a similar approach to help control health care costs.

12/19/2011

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Unemployment Rate Drops To 8.6 Percent

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.

12/02/2011

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Locked-Out Crystal Workers Hold Prayer Vigil

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.

12/01/2011

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State Government Retirements Break Annual Record

The number of employees retiring from state government has hit a new annual record, and some officials worry they won’t be able to replace the skills walking out the door.

10/24/2011

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Talks To Resume Between Sugar Company, Workers

American Crystal Sugar Co. and its union workers are heading back to negotiations.

10/24/2011

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Workers Needed In NW Minnesota

Some companies in northwestern Minnesota have an unlikely problem in a tough economy. They can’t find enough employees.

10/11/2011

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Divisive Drive To Unionize In-Home Child Care

A drive to unionize home-based child care providers has blown up into a sticky issue in Minnesota.

09/25/2011

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Locked Out Sugar Workers Take To Football Stadiums

Locked out workers from American Crystal Sugar say they’ll distribute leaflets outside weekend football games to get out the union’s message.

09/17/2011

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Most Wis. Cities See Unemployment Rate Decreases

Unemployment decreased for nearly all Wisconsin’s largest cities in July.

08/24/2011

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American Crystal Sugar Workers Reject Contract

Union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. have overwhelmingly rejected the company’s final offer for a new five-year contract.

07/30/2011

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Shutdown’s Over, But When Do Services Return?

Now that a budget deal has been reached, you might be surprised to find out that reopening after the shutdown is, in some cases, much harder than you might think.

07/20/2011

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End Of Minn. Shutdown Comes As Relief To Workers

The end of Minnesota’s government shutdown comes as a relief to laid-off employees and people who depend on their services.

07/20/2011

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Target’s Honeymoon Could Be Over

Until recently, Minneapolis-based discounter Target largely had avoided the labor disputes and public relations challenges that have plagued Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer. But now Target could face the same union opposition as its much bigger rival.

07/14/2011

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Cargill Shifts Senior Management Responsibilities

Privately held agribusiness conglomerate Cargill Inc. is shifting management responsibilities for its senior executives, with an eye on expansion in Latin America, Europe and Asia.

06/08/2011

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St. Paul City Worker Struck By Car On Job Speaks Out

A St. Paul public works employee is speaking out about what could have been a deadly crash on the job.

05/06/2011

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Dayton To Help Honor MnDOT Workers Killed On Job

Minnesota Department of Transportation employees are memorializing agency workers killed on the job in the last 50 years.

04/28/2011

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Report: 1,000 Minn. State Workers Seek Early Out

More than 1,000 Minnesota state employees opted for an early retirement program in the past nine months, saving the state an estimated $47 million over three years.

04/04/2011

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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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Groups Rally In St. Paul To Support Wis. Workers

Organizers of a rally in front of the state Capitol in St. Paul say they expect more than 1,000 Minnesotans, including teachers and other public sector workers, to show up in support of Wisconsin workers maintaining their collective bargaining rights.

02/26/2011

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Minnesotans Join Wisconsin Union Rally In Hudson

Minnesotans joined in a pro-union rally Saturday in Hudson, Wis. Several dozen teachers who belong to Education Minnesota traveled to Hudson to show support for Wisconsin union workers trying to retain collective bargaining rights.

02/26/2011

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Wis. Assembly Passes Bill Taking Away Union Rights

Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights from most public workers, abruptly passing the measure early Friday morning before sleep-deprived Democrats realized what was happening.

02/25/2011

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Good Question: How Many MN Workers Are Undocumented?

Chipotle Mexican Grill fired 450 employees in Minnesota after a federal immigration raid. So, if one company can have that many undocumented employees, how many undocumented workers are there in Minnesota?

02/22/2011

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ICE Reviewing More Chipotle Workers’ Documents

Chipotle says an immigration review of its workers has spread to 60 of its restaurants in Virginia and the nation’s capital.

02/08/2011

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Former Chipotle Workers File Class Action Lawsuit

Former Chipotle employees filed a class action lawsuit in district court Thursday.

02/03/2011

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Lockheed Martin Workers In Eagan Learn Future

Lockheed Martin Corp. employees in Eagan are learning if their jobs will be transferred to Virginia, New York or California, or eliminated.

01/13/2011

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