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Today's news - Minnesota

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]

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]

This month in labour history

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]