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Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea service workers authorize ability to strike 2017-11-22 [Albert Lea Tribune]

Essentia nurses union challenges firings over mandatory flu shots 2017-11-21 [Globe]

Will informational strike at UMC be followed by an actual strike? 2017-11-18 [Crookston Times]

Over 200 union protesters take to Morrill Hall 2017-11-18 [MN Daily]

Univ MN union workers release demands 2017-11-17 [WDAZ]

Transit workers in Twin Cities prepared to strike Super Bowl week 2017-11-14 [Yahoo]

Metro Transit workers threaten Super Bowl strike 2017-11-13 [KARE]

Should flu shots be mandatory for health workers? Jury is out 2017-11-05 [StarTribune]

U of M low-wage workers authorize strike, but negotiations continue 2017-11-03 [MPR]

Cafeteria workers at St. Paul schools OK new contract 2017-10-30 [Seattle Times]

As low-wage jobs shift to Twin Cities suburbs, some companies offer their own shuttles 2017-10-29 [Star Tribune]

Union pushes back over Duluth-based Essentia flu shot requirement 2017-10-27 [Crookston Times]

St. Kate adjunct faculty rejects union 2017-10-24 [Star Tribune]

Unionization vote nixed at University of Minnesota, workers association to form instead 2017-10-09 [MN Daily]

Unions respond to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma with help, funds 2017-09-13 [Workday MN]

Breaking down the unionization push at Univ MN 2017-09-11 [MN Daily]

Second unit of Mayo Clinic food service workers vote to unionize 2017-09-09 [Workday MN]

Non-tenured Univ MN faculty should continue pushing for unionization 2017-09-08 [MN Daily]

 VIDEO Minneapolis labor stands with communities to defend DACA 2017-09-08 [WorkDay MN]

Fast food workers strike and rally on Labor Day in St. Paul for $15 minimum wage 2017-09-05 [Twin Cities Pioneer Press]

Labor Day actions planned to support $15 wage, paid leave 2017-08-31 [Workday Minnesota]

Federal lawmakers seek to crack down on wage theft 2017-08-24 [Workday MN]

Focus on wage theft Aug. 29 at the State Fair 2017-08-24 [Workday MN]

Workers and unions showcased at State Fair Labor Pavilion 2017-08-24 [Workday MN]

All minimum wage workers will get a raise thanks to inflation – and a 2014 law 2017-08-18 [Go MN]

Why food co-op workers in Minneapolis have flocked to unions 2017-08-17 [MinnPost]

Employees can almost always wear union logos 2017-08-15 [Biz Mgt]

Beet sugar cooperative and union reach 5-year labor agreement 2017-07-22 [West Cntl Tribune]

Nurses approve contract with Mayo Clinic 2017-07-08 [Albert Lea Tribune]

'Disloyal' Jimmy John's Workers Lost their Protections 2017-07-08 [Franchise Times]

Court: Franchisee legally fired Jimmy John's workers protesting sick-leave policy 2017-07-06 [City Pages]

Court Approves Firing of Jimmy John's Union Workers 2017-07-04 [ABC]

Unions declare victory in food service fight with Mayo Clinic 2017-06-30 [Post-Bulletin]

 VIDEO Seward Coop workers vote for a union 2017-06-29 [Workday Minnesota]

Rally fights deportation of Twin Cities labor leader: Supporters say return to Guatemala could be fatal 2017-06-27 [Star Tribune]

Seward Co-op workers vote to unionize 2017-06-23 [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

Seward Coop workers vote overwhelmingly to join UFCW Local 653 2017-06-23 [Workday MN]

Workers press for union at three Seward Co-op facilities in Minneapolis 2017-06-09 [Star Tribune]

Report: 250,000 Minnesota hourly workers make minimum wage or less 2017-06-06 [KMSP]

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]

This month in labour history

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

9-11-1935 The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed, breaking away from the American Federation of Labor. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]