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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.
"The State of the Unions: A Profile of Unionization in Minnesota and in America" report was released today to coincide with Labor Day 2017. The report presents an overview on the status of unionized employment in the state and analyzes the effect unions have on wages and benefits.
This Labor Day is the first day many of the roughly 27,000 home health care workers in Minnesota will receive holiday pay as a direct result of their union’s second contract with the state, which took effect July 1.