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From his days as a grocery clerk to his current work as director of special projects for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1189, Hesse has made himself ubiquitous in St. Paul’s labor community. He reflects on those experiences on the occasion of his retirement.
Unions are praising the 2017 Legislature for passing bonding and transportation bills, but express concern about policy actions - some of which were vetoed by Governor Mark Dayton. State workers retained their union contracts and newly won paid parental leave.
Minneapolis firmly established itself as a leader in supporting working families and combatting poverty and racism with the City Council’s action Friday to approve a citywide minimum wage of $15 an hour.
More than 500 food service workers who were outsourced last year in a controversial decision by Mayo Clinic have reached a tentative agreement with their new employer, Morrison Healthcare, their union announced.