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Injured workers have another legal tool thanks to the MN Supreme Court 2019-03-17 [StarTribune]

Group of East African AmazonWorkers walk off job at Amazon in Shakopee 2019-03-10 [Shakopee Valley News]

Abdirahman Muse: The Organizer 2019-02-06 [Minneapolis City Pages]

Local TSA union rep details the shutdown's effects on federal workers in MN 2019-01-11 [MPR]

In some local unions, #MeToo has galvanized members 2018-12-16 [Workday MN]

Amazon workers stage protest outside fulfillment center in Shakopee 2018-12-16 [WCCO]

Workers protest outside Minnesota Amazon warehouse 2018-12-16 [TechCrunch]

Hundreds March on Amazon Fulfillment Center 2018-12-15 [Gizmodo]

Somali-American Amazon workers demand better conditions 2018-12-15 [Phys.org]

Somali Workers in Minnesota Force Amazon to Negotiate 2018-11-21 [The Times]

Steelworkers and U.S. Steel Have Tentative Agreement 2018-10-16 [ABC]

Union leaders after abuse allegrations: We stand with Keith Ellison 2018-10-12 [FOX]

In Minnesota and Across the Country, Organizing Power Begets Political Power 2018-10-06 [AFL-CIO]

Court upholds Minnesota law letting union rep Medicaid home care workers 2018-08-15 [Reuters]

Minnesota program helps women, minorities get job training 2018-08-13 [The Star-Tribune]

Labor has a big stake in St. Paul’s fight for $15 2018-08-03 [Workday]

With support from more unions, St. Paul labor federation gains strength 2018-08-02 [Workday]

Free program helps women, minorities join the trades 2018-07-28 [The Post-Bulletin]

Minneapolis police union endorses Tim Pawlenty, who doesn’t like unions 2018-07-23 [City Pages]

Minnesota Launches Union-Backed Home Care Job Board 2018-07-15 [Home Health]

Duluth labor pushes back on Janus ruling 2018-06-28 [The News-Tribune]

Union workers protest U.S. Supreme Court ruling 2018-06-28 [The Star-Tribune]

Metro Transit Bus Driver Punched in the Face Pushing for Better Safety 2018-06-26 [ABC]

UFCW Local 653 Goes Outside the Box to Protect the Pensions of Union Members 2018-06-19 [Workday MN]

Life-changing issue: Union workers, retirees call for action to preserve pension benefits 2018-06-10 [MPR]

Labor Backed Housing Forum Responds to the Affordability Crisis 2018-06-06 [Workday MN]

Minnesota Amazon workers seek better workplace conditions 2018-06-06 [FOX]

Amazon workers demand better conditions in Eagan 2018-06-05 [FOX]

Construction market gives more opportunities to women 2018-05-28 [The Star-Tribune]

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]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]