Minnesota Teamsters Gather To Discuss Pension CrisisMinnesota Teamsters, concerned about big cuts to their pensions, gathered Saturday to talk about their financial future.
Union Leader: School Board Member Should Resign After Anti-Muslim CommentsThe head of Columbia Heights' teachers union has called on an embattled school board member to denounce anti-Muslim comments attributed to him on social media or resign. Grant Nichols had admitted to Columbia Heights' school board chairman that he is responsible for comments posted to his Facebook page in early September about Muslims.
Sun Country Pilots Hold 'Informational' PicketPilots from other major airlines showed their support as pilots from Sun Country held informational picketing at Terminal 2 of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Senator: Union's Reversal Makes Sunday Growler Sales LikelyMinnesota residents may soon be able to take home their favorite craft brews in 64-ounce growlers on Sundays due to a labor union's reversal on the issue, a top legislative backer of repealing the state's Sunday liquor sales bans said Monday.
Minnesota Home-Care Workers Agree To Contract With StateNewly unionized in-home health care providers have reached a contract agreement with the state. About 27,000 home care workers would be paid a minimum of $11 hourly. The contract also provides funding for training and five days of paid time off.
Minnesota Home-Care Workers Agree To Contract With StateNewly unionized in-home health care providers have reached a contract agreement with the state. About 27,000 home care workers would be paid a minimum of $11 hourly. The contract also provides funding for training and five days of paid time off.
Union: Nurses Want Proof Minn. Hospitals Are Ready To Fight Ebola Here in Minnesota, the union that represents thousands of nurses is asking for better training and better gear to deal with Ebola. Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association voted in favor of a resolution that calls on hospitals to provide the highest level of protective equipment, such as hazardous materials suits.
Dayton Has Crucial Union Edge In Governor's RaceGov. Mark Dayton got a hero's welcome Monday from union workers at the Minnesota AFL-CIO Conference in St. Paul. Dayton, Minnesota's first Democratic governor in two decades, told convention delegates he delivered what he promised – jobs.
Appeals Panel Lets Minnesota Union Drive Proceed A federal appeals court lifted a legal obstacle Thursday to a unionization effort affecting thousands of Minnesota home day care operators. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals — which covers seven Great Plains and Midwest states — affirmed a ruling by a judge who dismissed a pair of lawsuits seeking to block the drive.
Opponents Of Minnesota Union Drives Hail Ruling Bolstered by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that limits organized labor's power to collect compulsory dues, the lead plaintiff in a parallel Minnesota lawsuit urged Gov. Mark Dayton to have state lawyers stand down and ultimately cancel a pair of drives to unionize home-based day care and health care workers. Rochester day care operator Jennifer Parrish suggested the Democratic governor had little chance to prevail after the nation's top court decided that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois who are "partial-public employees" cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union's costs of collective bargaining. Although the workers receive state subsidies to care for clients, they aren't considered full-fledged state employees and therefore don't have to pay dues if they don't join a union, the conservative-led court ruled in a 5-4 decision.
Trending Now: Google Glass, Rooftops & ‘Game of Goats’Some call Google Glass the next big thing, while others dismiss them as a goofy-looking fad that will go the way of the Zune, if you can even remember the Zune.