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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]

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]

This month in labour history

4-02-1869 IWW and SPUSA leader Big Bill Haywood is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. [more]

4-02-1919 The General Strike Committee meets in Seattle, and makes preparations for an all-out labour stoppage [more]

5-02-1913 17-year-old Ida Braiman is shot dead by a contractor during the garment workers' strike in Rochester, NY. [more]

6-02-1919 A total of 60,000 of Seattle's population of 315,000 join the general strike on its first day [more]

11-02-1937 The 6 week-long sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Michigan ends as GM agrees to recognize the UAW. [more]

12-02-1968 Sanitation workers in Memphis begin a strike for recognition. During this strike Martin Luther King Jr is murdered [more]

14-02-1818 Frederick Douglass is born into slavery in Maryland. He will go on to become a titanic figure in the struggle against slavery, and in favour of universal suffrage and women's rights. [more]

19-02-1986 The Farm Labourers Organizing Committee wins recognition at Campbell's Soup farms after years of struggle [more]

27-02-1939 Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal. [more]