Here’s How Athletes, Workers Beat The Hot, Humid WeatherFor many Minnesotans there is just no way to avoid the recent spell of hot and humid weather.
Minneapolis City Council Approves Paid Parental LeaveMinneapolis city workers trying to juggle work and kids will be able to get some extra paid time off. The city council unanimously approved 120 hours of paid parental leave Friday for the birth or adoption of a child. The new policy begins in July.
Protests Planned For Black Friday Several workers unions in the Twin Cities are planning to kick off a series of strikes and protests on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
A Look At The Evolution Of The Labor MovementThe Labor movement has had to reinvent itself since its beginnings in this country. John Budd is a University of Minnesota professor who researches and teaches about diverse aspects of work, employment, and related institutions.
Man Arrested For Assaulting 3 Hospital EmployeesA 50-year-old man was arrested after police say he assaulted three emergency room staff members at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Punch Pizza Inspires Small Business Owner To Raise WagesA Twin Cities pizza chain is getting national attention once again for leading the way with higher employee wages. "Hi, everybody.  In my state of the union address, I talked about pizza.  More specifically, I talked about a pizza chain in Minneapolis - Punch Pizza - whose owner, John Soranno, made the business decision to give his employees a raise to ten bucks an hour," President Obama said in his weekly address.
Survey: Mpls. Workers Are Quite Early To ArriveIf the saying "the early bird gets the worm" holds true, a lot of Minnesotans are getting quite a few worms. A new report from the data website FiveThirtyEight compiled data from the U.S. Census Bureau to find the average time people arrive to work in various cities.
Metrodome Employees Reflect On 31 YearsSunday marks the end of an era in Minnesota sports history. The Vikings last regular-season game will be the final event at the Metrodome before demolition begins, making way for a new stadium. For the past month, concession workers have been sharing their memories on a growing message board. The tunnels underneath the Metrodome are a place where few fans have ever traveled, but near the loading elevator, history is on display.
Punch Pizza Raises Minimum Wage To $10 Per Hour The same week thousands of workers protested across the nation to raise the federal minimum wage, one Minnesota company decided to do something about it. John Puckett, co-owner of Punch Neapolitan Pizza, says all eight of their Twin Cities’ locations now have minimum wage set at $10 an hour. “My business partner and I decided to invest in our people because we are growing our company in the Twin Cities,” Puckett said. “We really believe to have the best quality product and service, it’s the right thing to do.” Minnesota’s minimum wage is $7.25. Puckett hopes the pay will keep good workers and attract valuable employees to their company.
Minn. Pays Attorney Fees In Child-Care Union CaseThe state of Minnesota has paid a $60,000 settlement in attorneys' fees to a group of child care workers who blocked a unionization effort for some home-based providers.
Furloughed Employees Head Back To Work After Shutdown EndsThousands of Minnesota's federal employees who've been furloughed during the government shutdown are back on the job. Offices and programs providing federal services, affected by the shutdown, reopened Thursday morning for the first time in 16 days.
MN Workers Speak Out On Federal Gov't ShutdownFurloughed federal workers in Minnesota say they're disgusted by the political impasse that will cost them in the pocketbook. Many nonessential employees have been idled by the partial federal government shutdown that began early Tuesday.