By Laura Askelin, President, Southeast Minnesota Area Labor Council read more »
SAVE THE DATE! The next Minnesota Young Workers meeting is set for Thursday, January 31, 2013.
346 Larpenteur Ave West
St. Paul, Minnesota 55113
Laborers Local 132 has generously donated their hall for us to meet in. read more »
For generations, the sugar beet industry has been the lifeblood of Northwest Minnesota’s Red River Valley.
Now, American Crystal has put all of this in jeopardy by locking out workers.
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While Members of Congress campaign for office, they still have unfinished work back in Washington. After the election, Congress will reconvene and take up the important work of passing a federal budget.
We need to make sure Congress does it right. Working families, seniors and the middle class shouldn't be the ones to sacrifice even more while millionaires and billionaires get to hold-on to tax cuts they don't need. read more »
The workers are currently on a hunger strike, but their families are also enduring hunger and facing devastating economic circumstances, including utility shut-offs and foreclosures. To give you a sense of the reality they are facing, when the hunger strike lifted during a failed mediation, the workers did not have anything to eat.
Supporting these workers financially has just become much easier. Wellspring UCC is going to collect funds and send them to the workers from now until October 9th, 2012. read more »
Despite bipartisan opposition, supporters of the irresponsible "Right to Work" Constitutional Amendment are trying to move the bill forward. They know that Minnesotans oppose this unsafe, unfair and unnecessary law, and have resorted to desperate gimmicks to try to pass it.
The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee is hearing the bill on Monday morning. read more »
“From Fargo to Findlay: A Journey for Justice” is a joint project of the United Steelworkers (USW) and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM). Locked out workers from American Crystal Sugar Company and Cooper Tire and Rubber Company will embark on a road trip from Fargo, North Dakota, to Findlay, Ohio, in order to focus attention on the most recent wave of greed-motivated corporate attacks on workers and their unions. read more »
Over the past year we’ve seen unprecedented attacks on voting rights across the country. Unfortunately, the same type of irresponsible legislating that is happening all over our country is on the move right here in Minnesota. Instead of focusing on creating jobs and improving our economy, our legislature is attempting to pass a bill that will create barriers to voting for all Minnesotans. read more »
Cheri Stewart is appointed first woman business rep. of IBEW Local 31
By Larry Sillanpa, Editor, Labor World Newspaper, Duluth, MN
Cheri Stewart has always taken her work life seriously. She’s worked ten years for Minnesota Power at their Laskin and Herbert centers, and lately at Thompson Hydro. A programming, computer, and control systems electrician, the 100-year old Thompson facility also required her to be a maintenance electrician and be able to fix things that went wrong. For good measure she also has a two-year degree in welding. read more »
We are certain that next November, Minnesota will vote NO on a constitutional amendment banning marriage for same-sex couples. That’s just who we are.
The well-funded opposition has a proven track record of winning by using fear tactics to change the conversation. In 29 other states, that's how they've claimed victory. We know how ugly this will get, and that's why we need your support early.
These are the same people who are pushing attacks against working people. We know their playbook. read more »