While a recent Court of Appeals ruling served as a setback for the push for a faculty union at the University of Minnesota, unionized adjuncts at metro-area private colleges show a trend of significant progress in recent years.
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.
New figures show increasing numbers of work-related fatalities and injuries, highlighting a global failure to address occupational safety and health concerns, according to the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore.
By Mark Gruenberg, Press Associates Union News Service
Prodded by the president of Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union, the Canadian government is formally demanding that a “new NAFTA” force the United States to eliminate so-called “right-to-work” anti-union laws.
From dispatchers and utility line workers to health care professionals and FEMA employees, union members are stepping in to help during and after the devastating hurricanes in the southern United States. Numerous labor organizations also are conducting fundraising to aid affected communities.
Protesters rallied in front of the Republican Party headquarters on East Franklin Avenue and marched to downtown Minneapolis on September 5 in response to the Trump administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.