Trade forums set in Worthington and Willmar

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a massive new international trade pact being pushed by the U.S. government at the behest of transnational corporations. It would be the largest free trade agreement in U.S. history, covering approximately 40% of the global economy.

AFL-CIO slams postponement of health care mandate

The AFL-CIO, which saw Democratic President Barack Obama push one top provision of the 2010 health insurance law – a 2018 tax on so-called “Cadillac” health care plans – down its throat, is upset by the latest health care development: one-year postponement of another key section, the employer mandate.

State workers to vote on new contracts

Members of Council 5 of AFSCME, the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, and MAPE, the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, will vote on tentative contract settlements with the State of Minnesota.