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At 2:00pm, Wednesday, February 15, Lt. Governor Tina Smith, Labor Commissioner Ken Peterson, state legislators, and the Minnesota Wage Theft Coalition will hold a rally at the State Capitol in support of the Minnesota Wage Theft Prevention Act. Workers from a variety of industries will talk about their experiences with wage theft.
Some labor organizations are speaking out against President Donald Trump’s executive order to temporarily ban entry into the United States for migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world. Others announced plans to fight Trump administration policies on immigration and sanctuary cities.
Workers and their allies demonstrated in St. Paul and in cities across the country Thursday to protest the nomination of fast food CEO Andrew Puzder for secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. They also filed charges against his company, CKE restaurants, alleging wage theft, sexual harassment and retaliation for speaking out.
Calling it a “back-door voucher plan,” educators and allies are challenging a bill introduced in the 2017 Legislature that would give people tax credits for private school tuition and allow corporations and wealthy individuals to get tax breaks for donating to private school scholarship funds.
Central Minnesota poultry plant workers stepped up their efforts to get management to address what they say are unsafe working conditions, demonstrating Wednesday outside the headquarters of GNP Co., the maker of Gold'n Plump and Just Bare chicken products.
Honeywell International may lock out approximately 1,000 Teamster-represented workers at four separate manufacturing facilities in and around Minneapolis, the union warned Monday. The collective bargaining agreement expires at midnight Jan. 31.
Union members were among the 100,000 people who marched Saturday in the Minnesota Women’s March in St. Paul – and filled the streets in cities across the nation, including Washington, D.C., where half a million people participated.