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Members of AFSCME Local 3800 and Teamsters Local 320 presented petitions to the office of University of Minnesota President Kaler on Tuesday, urging the administration to bargain fairly with the unions.
St. Paul public schools nutrition services workers will vote Thursday on a new tentative contract that raises the wages of the lowest-paid employees, Teamsters Local 320 announced. The union, which had authorized a strike if needed, reached the deal after more than 16 hours of mediation.
Nearly 1,000 Mankato-area high school students are participating Tuesday and Wednesday in Construct Tomorrow, an apprentice program of the Mankato Building Trades to provide a hands-on introduction to careers in the skilled building trades.
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.
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.
Members of AFSCME – the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees – delivered vans full of donations to Duluth’s Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center as part of the union’s annual convention.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide two cases with potentially devastating effects on workers. One would deprive workers of the right to sue employers who steal their wages. The other would undermine the power of workers to bargain collectively through unions.
The Northwest Suburbs Community Labor Coalition and Working Partnerships are hosting a Union Jobs Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 27. A variety of union employers and union training and apprenticeship programs will participate in the employer panels and hiring event.