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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]

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]

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]

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]