Workday Minnesota is a project of the Labor Education Service at the University of Minnesota, published with the support of labor organizations. Its focus is news and resources on issues important to working people.
A dinner to raise money for the Bruce F. Vento Science Educator Scholarship Fund will take place Sept. 15 at the Prom Center, 484 Inwood Ave. N., Oakdale. Vento, who has represented the St. Paul area in the 4th Congressional District since 1977, is retiring at the end of the current term because of his ongoing battle with cancer.
What is it like to grow up in a household where dad is on strike and neighbor is divided against neighbor? Minneapolis writer Cheri Register recalls her family's experiences during the 1959 strike at the Wilson & Co. meatpacking plant in Albert Lea, Minnesota, in a new book entitled, 'Packinghouse Daughter.'
CWin prizes, experience music and video and learn about the labor movement - its past and its future - at the first Online Labor Day Festival. It runs from Wednesday, Aug. 30, through Wednesday, Sept. 6, at www.workingfamilies.com.
A new Labor Day report looks behind commonly reported statistics to see who's winning and losing in Minnesota's current economy. Making a Living? The State of Working Minnesota, Labor Day 2000 finds that, although the state is enjoying strong economic growth and all levels of the workforce have seen some wage gains, many working people are falling behind.