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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]

Univ MN workers voice discontent with contracts 2019-09-02 [MN Daily]

Why the Green New Deal is a touchy subject for Minnesota labor unions 2019-08-31 [MNPost]

Twin Metals, labor unite 2019-08-24 [Ely Echo]

Proposed Twin Metals Mining Group Signs Union Labor Deal 2019-08-22 [FOX]

The 1985 Hormel strike was one of Minnesota’s most contentious labor disputes 2019-08-12 [MNPost]

Amazon workers in MN walk off the job over parking issues 2019-08-10 [Ars Technica]

Amazon workers in Minnesota stage another protest 2019-08-09 [CNET]

Carpenters picket to highlight wage theft laws; contractors targeted dispute claims 2019-08-03 [Twin Cities Pioneer Press]

Under Minnesota’s new wage theft law, bosses who don’t pay workers could face prison 2019-07-22 [DL-Online]

‘Beat The Machine’: Amazon Warehouse Workers Strike To Protest Inhumane Conditions 2019-07-17 [The Verge]

The Amazon Prime Day strike shows how to take on Amazon – and win 2019-07-17 [Guardian]

Amazon workers are celebrating Prime Day with a protest 2019-07-16 [Vox]

Amazon workers’ Prime Day strike begins in Minnesota 2019-07-15 [CNBC]

100 Amazon workers in Minnesota, most of them East Africans, strike just before big sales days 2019-07-15 [Washington Post]

Amazon’s Workers Plan To Disrupt Prime Day With An Organized Strike 2019-07-15 [Z6]

Amazon warehouse workers plan Prime Day protest over work conditions 2019-07-09 [WBNS]

Amazon workers at Minnesota warehouse plan to strike on Prime Day: Report 2019-07-09 [ZDNet]

Amazon staff will strike during Prime Day over working conditions 2019-07-09 [Engadget]

Amazon Workers Plan Prime Day Strike Despite $15-an-Hour Pledge 2019-07-08 [Bloomberg]

Judge sides with workers in Guthrie Theater labor dispute 2019-07-08 [MPR]

Minneapolis City Council proposes crackdown on wage theft to parallel state law 2019-06-22 [StarTribune]

Locked-out workers get first checks in $1.25M case against Twin Cities trucking company 2019-06-18 [StarTribune]

MN workers allege wage theft at state-subsidized project in Thief River Falls 2019-06-07 [City Pages]

Metropolitan Airports Commission replaces union customer service workers at MSP Airport 2019-06-04 [FOX]

 VIDEO MSP Workers Plan To Take Action After Losing Jobs 2019-06-04 [CBS]

Contracts for 13,000 nurses at Twin Cities hospitals expiring with no new deal 2019-06-01 [Star Tribune]

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]

7-03-1860 Some 6,000 shoemakers, later joined by 20,000 other workers, are on strike in Lynn, Massachussets. They get wage increases but not recognition for their union. [more]

7-03-1920 “Hunger march” by the unemployed to the Ford factories in Dearborn, asking for help and hiring. Police shoot at crowd, killing 4 and injuring 60 people. [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]

8-03-1926 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]

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]

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]

12-03-1912 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]

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

15-03-1917 The Supreme Court approves the 8-hour day law as rail workers threaten national strike. [more]

15-03-1948 National strike by bituminous coal miners demanding pensions. [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]