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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]