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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]

In MN, Wage Theft Will be a Felony 2019-05-24 [Workday MN]

Minnesota lawsuit accused Raimondo nominee of threatening union workers 2019-05-22 [Providence Jrnl]

Three Amazon workers allege discrimination at Shakopee warehouse 2019-05-16 [StarTribune]

MyPillow to lay off 150 workers in Shakopee as it launches new venture 2019-05-10 [MN Bring Me The News ]

Public unions in Minnesota in crosshairs of new legal campaign 2019-04-24 [StarTribune]

Injured workers have another legal tool thanks to the MN Supreme Court 2019-03-17 [StarTribune]

Group of East African AmazonWorkers walk off job at Amazon in Shakopee 2019-03-10 [Shakopee Valley News]

Abdirahman Muse: The Organizer 2019-02-06 [Minneapolis City Pages]

Local TSA union rep details the shutdown's effects on federal workers in MN 2019-01-11 [MPR]

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]