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Harassment – a workers’ rights issue

An astonishing number of reports of sexual harassment have dominated the news headlines and social media feeds over the last several months —from Hollywood and newsrooms to our state capital and the halls of Congress. And that ground is shifting not just for Hollywood elites and elected officials — our own workplaces and our own unions are feeling it, too. No corner of our world is immune to this problem.

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Court decision will set back, but not end faculty effort to organize

The effort by University of Minnesota faculty to organize suffered a setback with a recent Court of Appeals ruling dividing the bargaining unit between contingent (non-tenure track) and tenure-line faculty. But the members of Minnesota Academics United will not be divided by the courts or the university administration.

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Protect local control, stop corporate power grab

It’s been amazing to see the work done over the last several years to create a conversation in our local communities about workplace issues. All that effort could be undermined by proposals before the Minnesota Legislature.

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Frontline workers are HCMC’s greatest asset

We work at Hennepin County Medical Center and we are shocked by our CEO’s account of 200 layoffs. We’re deeply concerned that the elimination of positions will compromise the quality of care that patients deserve.

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Licensed teachers compromised by bills in Legislature

Licensed teachers in Minnesota need your help. 
Like many of the other trades and professions in Minnesota, teacher’s licenses are governed by a professional standards board, comprised of a healthy majority of their peers. Write Governor Dayton to make sure this is maintained.