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MN AFL-CIO Calls on Police Union President to Resign over George Floyd’s Killing 2020-07-30 [News Break]

Nursing home workers plan Monday strike 2020-07-20 [KARE]

Some workers at Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis push to form a union 2020-07-10 [StarTribune]

Undocumented Farmworkers Are Refusing Covid Tests for Fear of Losing Their Jobs 2020-06-22 [Workday]

MN Behavioral Health Members Find Community Online, Build Union Strength 2020-06-19 [AFSCME]

USW Urges Minneapolis Police Union President Kroll's Resignation or Ouster 2020-06-10 [USW]

Unsafe Working Conditions Due to COVID-19? Learn About Your Right to Refuse! 2020-06-08 [MN AFL-CIO]

Healthcare workers stand in solidarity with black community 2020-06-07 [KBJR6]

Various labor organizations call for Minneapolis police union chief Bob Kroll to resign 2020-06-03 [Up News Info]

Several Minn. Labor Organizations Call For Minneapolis Police Union Head Bob Kroll To Step Down 2020-06-03 [CBS]

Sign the petition: Union Members for #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd For more info 2020-06-03 [Labor Notes]

Twin Cities Labor Mobilizes Against George Floyd Murder 2020-06-03 [Labor Notes]

Minnieapolis bus driver: 'Its imperative that unions fight for all workers' 2020-06-01 [Jacobin]

MNA nurses respond to the killing of a black Minnesotan by Minnieapolis police 2020-05-31 [Minniesota Nurses Association]

Justice for George Floyd 2020-05-31 [Rducation Minniesota]

See flash-bangs go off near NBC new reporter as Minnieapolis protest retreat 2020-05-31 [Youtube]

Twin cities Labor mobilize against George Floyd murder 2020-05-30 [Labor Notes]

Transit Workers Union Backs Members Who Refuse Transporting Minneapolis Police 2020-05-30 [Huffington Post]

Police arrest CNN reporter Omar Jimminez and crew on live television 2020-05-29 [Youtube]

Transit workers union backs members who refuse transporting Minnieapolis police 2020-05-30 [Huffington Post]

Minnieapolis protests: CNN crew arrested as fires rage in Minnieapolis; Trump calls protestors 'THUGS' suggest looting will lead to shooting 2020-05-29 [Washington Post]

Journalist assaulted in Minneapolis 'over perceived sexual orientation' 2020-05-22 [IFJ]

Unions Hold Vigil For Workers Exposed to COVID-19 2020-05-03 [Workday MN]

Hormel union workers ask for reclassification as first responders to help protect them from COVID-19 2020-04-16 [ABC]

Inside the Union Where Coronavirus Put 98% of Members Out of Work 2020-04-11 [Workday MN]

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Metro Transit And Union Join Forces To Secure More Face Masks 2020-04-08 [CBS]

St. Paul classes canceled as city’s public school teachers strike 2020-03-10 [MPR]

Delta Catering Workers ‘Left In Poverty’ To Protest At MSP Airport 2020-02-15 [CBS]

SEIU Union Members Announce Vote Authorizing 7-Day Strike 2020-02-08 [CBS]

HealthPartners union votes in favor of strike 2020-02-08 [MPR]

HealthPartners workers vote to authorize strike 2020-02-08 [Kare11]

As one union reaches an agreement with the Univ MN, another waits in limbo 2020-02-02 [MN Daily]

It’s Time For Bold Action, and Unions are Up To The Challenge 2020-02-01 [Workday MN]

Unions to Make Their Case for Challenging Swine Slaughter Rule 2020-01-27 [Bloomberg]

St. Louis County snowplow drivers reach tentative labor deal, union says 2020-01-20 [StarTribune]

Plow driver strike continues, but mediation set between Teamsters, St. Louis County 2020-01-20 [ABC]

Union plow driver strike continues through second day, no end in sight 2020-01-17 [KBJR]

Teamsters Union Rejects Final Contract Offer from St. Louis County 2020-01-12 [FOX]

Plow Drivers In St. Louis County Reject Contract Offer, Could Walk Off The Job Next Week 2020-01-12 [CBS]

Alorica to close Mendota Heights call center; says 158 workers affected 2020-01-09 [Star Tribune]

Struggling dairy farmers seek out Latino workers 2020-01-05 [Examiner]

Snow plow drivers threaten strike in Minnesota county 2020-01-03 [AP]

St. Louis County snow plow drivers plan to strike 2020-01-03 [City Pages]

Honeywell laying off 90 aerospace workers in Golden Valley 2019-12-31 [StarTribune]

MN State faculty file $1.6M in claims for back pay 2019-11-02 [Brainerd Dispatch]

Supreme Court rules in favor of Firefighters Union in dispute with Brainerd City Hall 2019-10-10 [Star Tribune]

City’s Firing of All Full-Time Union Firefighters Broke the Law 2019-10-10 [Bloomberg]

60 Amazon Workers Walked Out Over Warehouse Working Conditions 2019-10-04 [Vice]

MN labor unions divided over the Green New Deal 2019-09-15 [Miami Herald]

Starbucks delivery drivers in Midwest, including Minnesota, in labor dispute 2019-09-11 [Star Tribune]

This month in labour history

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]