CWA-NABET Members Demonstrate fot a Fair Contract
Veterans for Employee Free Choice Act, Moorhead, MN May 2009 Western Area Labor Council
Paul Sutherland, BCTGM Member, Moorhead, Minnesota
Employee Free Choice Act forum with Minnesota Nurses Association and Workers Interfaith Network
AFGE Transportation Security Officers with Senator Franken
Laura Askelin calling Members of Congress for health insurance reform
Working America Jobs Roundtable December 2009
Labor leaders call on United Way to urge Dave Berg to end lockout or remove him from leadership post
The now five-month long American Crystal Sugar lockout has created hardship and economic distress in the Red River Valley.
Given the hardship the lockout has caused, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson and North Dakota AFL-CIO President Gary Granzotto called on the leadership of the Cass-Clay United Way to ask American Crystal CEO Dave Berg to end the lockout or rescind his position on the United Way Board of Trustees. read more »
Almost 25 million people are unemployed, underemployed or have stopped looking for work—and wages are essentially flat. The middle class is shrinking. Working people—the 99%—are told to sacrifice more while the rich keep getting richer.
And now Ohio workers—including nurses, firefighters and teachers—have lost some of their most basic rights under Ohio’s Senate Bill 5, which many say is even worse than what Gov. Scott Walker pulled in Wisconsin. read more »
Help keep good jobs with benefits in our Community! Instead of sharing success with their employees, the Kowalski family is attempting to freeze employee wages and eliminate the hard earned benefit of a multiemployer retirement plan along with the introduction of minimum wage jobs.
Retail Workers deserve better and it is time for Kris Kowalski to negotiate, and not implement a substandard agreement which will harm workers and their families. read more »
Republicans Chose Millionaires Over Minnesota’s Future
As the special session ending Minnesota’s 19-day government shutdown came to a close, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement:
“While this 2-year budget avoids the GOP’s draconian cuts to education, health care, and jobs, it’s disappointing that Republican legislators would only agree to one-time revenue that borrows against our future and writes school children yet another IOU. read more »
This state government shutdown is painful for many Minnesotans. I am often asked, “Why? Why are you and Republican legislators putting us through these hardships?”
I believe that the future of Minnesota is at stake. Our way of life, what makes Minnesota special and successful, hangs in the balance. read more »
We counted on our Minnesota legislators to do their jobs and solve the state’s budget crisis. But instead, the Republican majority has dug in their heels and insisted on a budget that hurts middle-class families.
Now, the Republicans have gone too far—shutting down state services and programs, costing us thousands of jobs, halting needed construction projects and even closing state parks. read more »
Time is almost up.
Republican legislators’ insistence on protecting the richest 2% and passing an all-cuts budget that hurts the middle class is about to lead to a full shutdown of Minnesota’s state government at midnight on July 1st.
GOP legislators are failing and it’s time to stand up and tell them to do their jobs before millions of Minnesotans get a preview of what their all-cuts budget will look like.
There are two opportunities to make your voice heard tomorrow. read more »
Workers are under attack around the world. From events in Wisconsin to events in Canada to events in China, we see large corporations make ever-increasing profits and the workers make less money.
Workers around the world need to unite in global solidarity and fight back against corporate greed and power.
The ILC is excited to bring you the opportunity to meet with your international brothers and sisters in labor, learn about issues facing unions across the globe, and participate in unity and solidarity events at this year’s conference, taking place in beautiful Grand Portage, Minnesota. read more »