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Today's news - Minnesota

Union workers settle contract dispute at Mayo Albert Lea hospital 2018-05-23 [StarTribune]

Education MN, the state*s largest labor union, endorses Tim Walz for Governor 2018-05-20 [ABC]

Beer Distributor Workers Continue Strike Over Safety Concerns 2018-05-13 [Truth Out]

The 2018 Midwest School for Women Workers is Coming to Minneapolis June 25-28 2018-05-11 [Workday]

For Building Construction Tradeswomen in Minnesota, What Does Raising the Hiring Goal for Women Mean? 2018-05-03 [Workday]

‘We’re begging for women workers,’ says Minnesota building trades leader 2018-05-01 [People's World]

New Report Names Minnesota the 31st Most Dangerous Place for Working People 2018-04-27 [Workday MN]

Whole Foods Co-op workers vote to unionize 2018-04-23 [Duluth News Tribune]

New Charges Filed by SEIU in Labor Dispute with Mayo Clinic 2018-04-19 [ABC]

Twin Cities Beer Truck Drivers Strike Over Safety Conditions 2018-04-13 [CBS]

Minneapolis teachers union ratifies new contract: Two-year pact, which came after 10 months of talks, calls for a 0.5 percent pay raise 2018-04-07 [Star Tribune]

Trial scneduled to investigate the Mayo Christmas lockout 2018-03-29 [KIMT]

More workers choosing to delay retirement 2018-03-19 [Mankato Free Press]

Rainy River Community College: A look at the circumstances that led to a local labor riot 2018-03-09 [Intl Falls Jrnl]

Claiming closure is to avoid unions, Ellison asks Electrolux to reconsider 2018-03-03 [SCTimes]

Nurses Association approve of new Red Wing labor contract 2018-02-19 [Red Wing Republican Eagle]

St. Paul teacher talks go down to wire; union says deal still not close 2018-02-12 [Star Tribune]

St. Paul teachers union starts 10-day countdown to possible strike 2018-02-01 [Twin Cities]

Twin Cities Unions and Community Groups Shine Super Bowl Spotlight on Corporate Exploitation 2018-01-28 [Labour Notes]

The Super Bowl Is Taking Over Minneapolis and Residents Are Mad as Hell 2018-01-27 [In These Times]

Unionized campus workers receive final offer from University of Minnesota 2018-01-10 [The Daily]

Workplaces deaths down in North Dakota, spike in MN 2018-01-05 [West Fargo Pioneer]

Labor leaders react positively to appointment of Smith to U.S. Senate to replace Franken 2018-01-02 [Workday MN]

Contract negotiations between SEIU and Mayo Clinic leave union workers unsatisfied 2017-12-29 [KIMT]

Larger Minneapolis employers to start paying $10 an hour 2017-12-28 [Albany Times Union]

Union workers back on the job at Mayo Albert Lea 1 week after 1-day strike 2017-12-28 [Becker's]

SEIU employees return to work in Albert Lea Mayo Clinic 2017-12-26 [Post Bulletin]

Union Says Locked Out Albert Lea Mayo Workers Will Return Tuesday 2017-12-26 [CBS]

 VIDEO Workers demonstrate outside Mayo headquarters 2017-12-23 [KIMT]

Labor protests continue at Mayo 2017-12-23 [Post Bulletin]

Mayo Clinic draws a hard Christmas line with Albert Lea hospital workers 2017-12-21 [City Pages]

Mayo blocks striking union workers from returning to work 2017-12-21 [NPR]

Albert Lea Mayo Clinic Locks Workers Out Who Participated In Strike 2017-12-20 [CBS]

Workers go on one-day strike outside Mayo Clinic facility in Albert Lea 2017-12-20 [MPR]

Twin Cities transit workers approve Met Council’s latest contract offer, averting Super Bowl strike 2017-12-19 [Twin Cities Pioneer Press]

Metro Transit Workers Vote On Tentative Contract 2017-12-18 [CBS]

Bus drivers using Super Bowl to boost working conditions 2017-12-17 [Star Tribune]

Faculty union sues MN State over unpaid wages 2017-12-16 [Duluth News Tribune]

Several Workers in Sartell-St. Stephen Schools Set To Strike 2017-12-13 [WJON]

School Workers May Strike 2017-12-12 [KNSI]

Metro Transit workers rally as negotiations continue to avert Super Bowl strike 2017-12-12 [Twin Cities Pioneer Press]

SEIU strike at Mayo Albert Lea Hospital set for December 19th 2017-12-10 [Workday Minnesota ]

MN Nurses Association to picket in support of SEIU union workers during strike at Mayo Albert 2017-12-09 [Becker's Hospital Rev]

Albert Lea hospital workers to strike for 1 day; Mayo files charge against service union 2017-12-08 [The Herald]

Safety concerns drive transit operators dispute: Twin Cities bus drivers, light-rail operators are being assaulted more often; threaten strike 2017-12-03 [The Tribune]

St. Paul schools, teachers union move to take talks into mediation 2017-12-03 [Star-Tribune]

How the 1917 streetcar riots reshaped Minnesota politics with angry workers, frustrated farmers 2017-12-02 [Duluth News Tribune]

Transit union authorizes Super Bowl strike 2017-11-30 [The Journal]

Essentia fires about 50 workers for refusing to get flu shot 2017-11-23 [CNBC]

NLRB sides with Mayo in union's contract dispute 2017-11-22 [The Post-Courier]

This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

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]

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

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

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [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]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

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

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [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]