Minnesota Teamsters Gather To Discuss Pension CrisisMinnesota Teamsters, concerned about big cuts to their pensions, gathered Saturday to talk about their financial future.
Paid Sick Leave, More Overtime Proposed For Mpls. WorkersWorkers in Minneapolis could soon have more flexible schedules and more paid leave.
Security Staff Say HealthEast Needs To Do More To Keep Hospitals SafeSome hospital security officers say HealthEast is not doing enough to keep its employees safe from unruly and unstable visitors. They point to the attack last November inside St. John's Hospital in Maplewood. Surveillance cameras captured images of a patient swinging a metal bar at nurses as they scrambled to escape.
McCarthy Elected Next President Of Minnesota AFL-CIOA Minneapolis area labor leader has been elected the next president of the Minnesota AFL-CIO. The Minnesota AFL-CIO General Board on Tuesday elected Bill McCarthy to head the state labor federation.
Woman Gives Birth In Car In Carlton Co.A woman gave birth in a car while on the way to the hospital in Carlton County Friday. According to the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, officers received a call around 5:57 a.m. from Justin Jahr stating that he was on his way to the hospital as his wife was in labor. He asked to meet a Carlton County ambulance at their station.
Plane Makes Emergency Landing For MN Woman In LaborA Minnesota woman who was flying from Philadelphia to Atlanta went into labor, causing the flight she was on to make an emergency landing in North Carolina. According to a report from the CBS affiliate in Greensboro, Shaniqua Cherry was on American Airlines flight 611 when her water broke.
Community Members Gather In Mpls. To Discuss Workers’ RightsCommunity members came together in Minneapolis Saturday to talk about workers’ rights, from wages to sick leave.
'Laughing Gas' Now An Option For Mothers In LaborA Twin Cities birthing center is offering a new pain killer option for moms in labor. But it's not a drug, it's a gas. Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is now being offered at the Minnesota Birth Center in Minneapolis.
Plane Diverts As Traveler Appears To Go Into LaborOfficials say a pregnant passenger believed to have gone into labor aboard a plane has given birth at a Salt Lake City hospital after her flight was diverted to Utah. Salt Lake City International Airport spokeswoman Barbara Gann said it appeared the woman went into labor Wednesday on the airplane heading from San Francisco to Minneapolis.
Good Question: What Happened To The 9-To-5 Job? With longer workweeks and busy kids' schedules, some of us feel like we aren't spending as much quality time with our families as we'd like. That's how Eric from Mounds View felt when he wrote to WCCO. He wanted to know: What happened to the 9-to-5 job? "It has changed dramatically," said Dr. Ernest Owens, a management professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Business.
Good Question: Is There A Natural Way To Induce Labor?Over the past several months of answering viewer's 'Good Questions', you've watched my belly grow. So, now that I'm closing in on end of this journey, I thought it appropriate to ask: Are there any natural tricks to inducing labor? According to father-of-three, Chris Shaffer, "It just takes a little sauerkraut and that baby will come right out."
Ballot Plan For Minimum Wage Battered Yet AdvancesDespite a collection of traditional adversaries aligning in opposition Friday, Democratic senators advanced a proposed ballot measure to let voters resolve a legislative deadlock over the minimum wage. A Senate jobs panel endorsed a constitutional amendment on a party-line vote over the objections of business, labor, faith and other advocacy groups. The measure would let voters decide if increases in the minimum wage should be automatically tied to inflation starting in 2017.
98-Year-Old Woman Recounts Experience As 'Orphan Train' RiderIt seems unimaginable now, but adoption for some families used to be as easy as showing up at the train depot. Word would go out when kids were coming from the East Coast. They were largely children of immigrant families who'd found poverty rather than promise in their voyage to the New World. Renee Wendinger of Sleepy Eye interviewed some Orphan Train riders for her book. Few of them are still living. "They were found in doorways and other out-of-the-way places, hungry and starving," Wendinger said.
Fast Food Workers Try To Super-Size Their WagesHeading into the Labor Day weekend, a growing labor movement is gaining traction across the United States. It's a union-backed effort known as “Fight for 15” and it involves fast food employees who believe they should make $15 an hour.
Minn. Primed To Put Firms On Hook During LockoutsMinnesota lawmakers are primed to adopt legislation giving idled workers longer-lasting jobless benefits when locked out by their companies in labor fights.