Workers at the Albert Lea Medical Center, part of the Mayo Health System, are engaged in a public campaign to build support for a fair contract. A major rally is planned Friday, March 23, at 4:30 p.m. at the gazebo at Broadway and Fountain in Albert Lea.
Congress has voted to remove new OSHA rules intended to reduce the number and severity of repetitive motion injuries affecting America's workforce. Labor leaders condemned the move as a "slap in the face" of working people.
The National Labor Relations Board has ordered a new union election among school bus drivers employed by First Student Transportation in the Twin Cities. The new election could take place as soon as the end of March.
Saying the Legislature was misled about the number of Minnesota workers who would build the Lakefield Junction power plant, Minnesota's construction trades unions are pushing to repeal the property tax exemption the Legislature gave the plant in 1999. The exemption is worth an estimated $575,000 a year.