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Anticipating negotiations with a school district that seems perpetually short on resources, St. Paul teachers launched their contract campaign Tuesday – Tax Day – by calling on the city’s wealthiest corporations to pay their fair share toward local public schools.
Transit riders and operators rallied at the Capitol light rail station in St. Paul, looking to derail House Republicans’ plan to cut funding for bus, rail and Metro Mobility services by $122 million over the next two years.
Nurses rallied at the state Capitol Tuesday with family farmers, small business owners, clergy and other allies in their push to expand health care coverage to all Minnesotans – and hold insurance companies accountable.
Corporate special interests clashed with working people during a Capitol hearing on legislation that would roll back ordinances extending earned sick and safe time to an estimated 150,000 workers in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The worker-led group Making Change at Walmart rolled out a campaign Wednesday to hold the nation’s largest retailer accountable for the strain its stores put on local resources. Walmart refuses to hire security officers, which costs taxpayers when local police have to respond to petty crime.
"Heartbreaking," "gutless" and "dishonest" were among the ways workers, union leaders and high-ranking elected officials described a Roseville trucking firm’s decision to withhold pay from 90 members of Teamsters Local 120 after abruptly closing the week of Thanksgiving.