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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]