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.
Eventually, the federal government shutdown will reach a tipping point, federal employees told U.S. Reps. Angie Craig and Betty McCollum in a roundtable discussion arranged by their unions at the St. Paul Labor Center Friday.
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.
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.