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Today's news - Minnesota

A tough week at State Capitol for labor movement 2017-05-28 [StarTribune]

Union accepts American Crystal Sugar contract to avoid labor lockout 2017-05-20 [Twin Cities Pioneer Press]

American Crystal Sugar employees accept labor proposal 2017-05-19 [WDAY]

Union votes Thursday on American Crystal labor proposal 2017-05-18 [WDAY]

Accusations Of Fraud At Personal-Care-Attendants Union Swirl Amid Contract Vote At State Capitol 2017-05-09 [CBS]

Kellogg to lay off more than 200 Twin Cities workers 2017-05-09 [Star Tribune]

Hennepin County Medical Center workers celebrate settlement, but concerns remain 2017-04-20 [Workday MN]

Union leader: Mayo Clinic has lost its way 2017-04-20 [Post-Bulletin]

Union sues, claims Ramsey County has a ‘broken child protection system’ 2017-04-11 [Twin Cities]

Union Alleges Discrimination in Minneapolis Hospital Layoffs 2017-04-06 [USNews]

Nurses union, Sanford strike tentative deal 2017-03-11 [Bemidji Pioneer]

Linden Hills Co-op workers vote to unionize 2017-02-25 [Star Tribune]

Minneapolis Bakery Workers Call Out Super Bowl Hypocrisy with Taste of Justice 2017-02-21 [Labor Notes]

El Burrito Mercado, others closed today for ‘Day Without Immigrants’ strike 2017-02-16 [Twin Cities]

Honeywell, Teamsters reach agreement for Twin Cities workers 2017-02-07 [Star Tribune]

Legislation to halt local labor protections draws vocal opposition 2017-02-07 [working Minnesota]

Workers unionize at Whole Foods Duluth 2017-02-07 [workday Minnesota]

Workers unionize at Whole Foods in Duluth 2017-02-06 [Workday Minnesota]

Home healthcare workers save millions, but are repaid with poverty 2017-02-05 [City Pages]

Minnesota Sues Trucking Companies For $524,000 In Stolen Wages 2017-01-31 [WIN]

Mayo Clinic, food service workers settle labor conflict 2017-01-31 [Becker's Hospital Rev]

Unions challenge Trump executive orders on travel, immigration 2017-01-31 [Workday MN]

Labor Union's Coming Together to 'Elevate Minnesota' 2017-01-31 [ABC]

State sues trucking firms for $524,000 for stealing wages 2017-01-29 [Workday MN]

Medical Marijuana Company Ratifies Agreement With Labor Union 2017-01-21 [Weed News]

Minnesota Medical and weed workers union are a model of boss-grunt relations 2017-01-20 [City Pages]

Turning an Issue into a Campaign: How Minnesota Public Employees Stood Up for Paid Parental Leave 2017-01-07 [Labor Notes]

Union retirees rally outside Kline's office over pension issue 2016-12-11 [Star Tribune]

Franklin Street Bakery accused of union busting 2016-12-02 [City Pages]

Apprenticeship expanding among manufacturers 2016-11-27 [Workday MN]

SEIU Local 26 wins right to represent airport workers 2016-11-15 [Star Trib]

Why Campbell Brown’s Lawsuit Against Tenure was Thrown Out 2016-11-06 [Diane Ravitch]

SEIU files labor complaint against Bayshore 2016-11-04 [Duluth News Tribune]

Pioneer Press union workers call for new ownership 2016-10-26 [FOX]

Allina nurses settlement could embolden hospitals against nurses 2016-10-24 [MPR]

Nurse strike was a huge victory 2016-10-18 [Workers Independent News]

Nurse strike ends 2016-10-17 [Workers Independent News]

Twin Cities janitors declare victory in union fight after 44-month campaign 2016-10-14 [Guardian]

Allina and nurses reach deal to halt strike 2016-10-13 [Rosemont Town Pages]

Allina Hospitals Charge Patients Nearly Three Times Actual Costs 2016-10-07 [Workers Independent News]

New Lipstick, Same Pig - Striking Allina Nurses Reject Latest Offer 2016-10-05 [Workers Independent News]

Monthlong Allina nurse strike will continue after union members object to health insurance terms 2016-10-04 [InForum]

Allina nurses reject contract, remain on strike. No-vote will send 4,800 caregivers at five Allina hospitals back to the picket lines 2016-10-04 [Star Tribune]

Nurses, Allina stop talks for the night; rush hour portest briefly clogs downtown Mpls 2016-10-02 [Star-Tribune]

Home care workers demand action on staff shortages, low wages 2016-10-01 [Star Tribune]

Allina nurse strike approaches record territory at more than 30 days 2016-09-30 [Becker's Hosp Rev]

AFL-CIO delegates challenge NFL to support bakery workers 2016-09-27 [MN AFL-CIO]

Bloomington School District reaches agreement with teachers union 2016-09-25 [Star Tribune]

Frank Boyd: Celebrated organizer in MN labor union, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters 2016-09-24 [Black Then]

Paramedics Sue Hennepin County Medical Center Over Allegedly Filthy Locker Room Conditions 2016-09-23 [EMSWorld]

This month in labour history

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]