Justice is coming for 95 union workers who lost their jobs just before Thanksgiving 2016 when shipping company Lakeville Motor Express closed abruptly and left the workers owed their last two weeks of pay, plus earned vacation and other benefits.
Today in History
January 18, 1978
Johnny Paycheck's ode to workplace frustrations, "Take This Job and Shove It," hit the top of the Billboard music charts.
Workers are organizing through unions and other organizations to improve their lives. Union representation provides a voice on the job and the opportunity to improve wages, benefits and working conditions.
James would like the public to keep in mind that federal employees are devoted workers “I don't know anywhere else in the world where employees show up for duty and not get a paycheck. They are dedicated individuals. ”
Tim Walz was sworn in as Minnesota's 41st governor, while Peggy Flanagan became lieutenant governor. Keith Ellison took over as Attorney General while Julie Blaha became auditor. Steve Simon will begin a second term as secretary of state.
Shortly before National Grid locked out 1,250 gas workers across Massachusetts in June 2018, David Monahan, a National Grid residential service technician for more than 9 years, was diagnosed with a cancerous bladder tumor.
With a new labor-friendly DFL majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives Minnesota’s unions and legislative allies are looking to the 2019 session of the Minnesota legislature as a chance to make progress on key issues for working families.