Group Seeking Comment From Workers, Employers On Paid Sick LeaveA group looking to study the impact of workplace regulations in Minneapolis is holding a series of community meetings this month to get ideas related to earned sick time and paid time off.
Minn. Unemployment Rate Drops To Lowest Level In Nearly 15 YearsMinnesota's unemployment rate is at its lowest level since March 2001. The state Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday that November's seasonally adjusted rate was 3.5 percent. That's the lowest since March 2001.
Workers Hold Wage Rally At Minneapolis City HallWorkers rallied outside of Minneapolis City Hall Wednesday in support of a proposal which critics and supporters agree would create the most sweeping workplace regulations in the nation. People carried petitions of support into city hall to give to Council Members Cam Gordon and Lisa Bender, who are backing the measure.
Aiming For Happier Employees, Delta Air Lines To Open Up 'Sky Spas'Delta Airlines is opening spas at the airport, but they're not for passengers, they're for Delta workers.
Good Question: What Is A Typical Raise?Most of us will never see a raise of 25 percent in one year, but that's what happening for some Minnesota commissioners. Gov. Mark Dayton said he needs to give higher salaries to retain good leaders.
Minnesota Walmart Employees Earning At Least $9 An HourEvery Walmart employee in Minnesota is now earning at least $9 an hour. The pay raises for more than 7,700 Minnesotans went into effect last Saturday.
Delta To Share $1.1B Of 2014 Profits With EmployeesDelta Air Lines is showing a lot of love to its employees this Valentine's Day weekend. The airline made a big profit in 2014 and employees are getting to share in some of it. The company reported earnings of nearly $3 billion last year. As a result, it will pay out an industry record $1.1 billion to its employees.
Fast Food Workers Protest Wages In Minnesota, Across NationFast food workers in more than 190 cities around the country, including here in the Twin Cities, are expected to walk off their jobs. It's the latest in a series of protests, calling for a higher minimum wage.
St. Paul Officials Consider Paid Maternity Leave For EmployeesThe St. Paul City Council will talk about a new paid parental leave policy for city employees on Wednesday.
2 MnDOT Workers Injured In Work Zone CrashTwo employees of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) are in the hospital after a work zone crash in Burnsville Sunday afternoon. MnDOT says the two workers were injured at 4 p.m. on Interstate 35 just north of Cliff Road in Burnsville.
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.
Target Corp. Lays Off Nearly 500 WorkersTarget Corporation announced Wednesday that the company would be eliminating about 475 positions. The news comes after more than a month's worth of bad press over a data breach.
Minn. Launches New Job Creation ProgramBusinesses looking to expand their operations and hire new employees in Minnesota may not qualify for help from a new job creation fund. The program was announced Friday by Gov. Mark Dayton and Katie Clark Sieben, commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development. "The $24 million Job Creation Fund is now open for business," Katie Clark Sieben said. She says the "pay for performance" business development initiative will help create 5,000 jobs, and another $450 million of private investment into the economy.
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.
8 St. Paul Bars Offer 'Any Beer, Any Time' To Furloughed WorkersAs the government shutdown enters day 15 with some progress on a deal, eight bars and restaurants in St. Paul are doing what they can to help furloughed employees. And what better way than with free beer.