Twin Cities workers, together with national labor experts, called on public officials Wednesday to beef up enforcement of Minneapolis-St. Paul ordinances requiring employers to pay earned sick and safe time and the new Minneapolis minimum wage of $15 an hour.
Minnesota's largest professional development event for educators is back Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19 and 20, with a continued emphasis on helping students on the margins and a renewed focus on encouraging aspiring teachers to get their first jobs and stay in the profession.
By Mark Gruenberg, Press Associates Union News Service
U.S., Canadian and independent Mexican union leaders said they and their members will jointly fight for a strong, pro-worker, new NAFTA, North American Free Trade Agreement. But if they can’t achieve that, they’ll fight equally hard to beat it.
A Campus Labor Institute offered Saturday, Oct. 21, will feature sessions on worker organizing, history and more. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the 3M Auditorium of the Carlson School of Management on the West Bank of the university’s Minneapolis campus.
One year after their strike ended, nurses represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association have taken formal steps to redress ongoing staffing issues at Allina Health hospitals in the Twin Cities, which were mutually agreed to in the 2016 contract agreement.
Nutrition Services workers in the St. Paul School District – the lowest paid employees in the district – have voted to authorize a strike if wages aren’t raised in contract negotiations. Their fight adds new urgency to the campaign for a $15 minimum wage in the City of St. Paul.