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.
With the 2017 session of the Minnesota Legislature winding to a close – and little visible progress toward a budget deal between Republican lawmakers and DFL Governor Mark Dayton – hundreds rallied to make sure education is not forgotten.
With an agreement on the state budget in doubt – and only days remaining in the 2017 legislative session – groups are urging Governor Mark Dayton to stop any attempts to incorporate or otherwise pass a measure undermining local government control and revoking Minneapolis and St. Paul earned sick and safe time ordinances.
Some 21,000 workers at AT&T Mobility, including several hundred in Minnesota, will strike Friday if the company and the Communications Workers of America do not reach agreement on a new contract, the union said.
Millions of Americans who depend on multi-employer pension plans for their retirement security are looking to federal legislation introduced Tuesday to make sure their pension is there when they need it.
Local elected officials from Twin Cities suburbs are urging Governor Mark Dayton to veto legislation that would strip local government’s authority to raise labor standards for working people in their communities.
Legislation introduced by Senator Al Franken, DFL-Minn., would update the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act and improve conditions for workers. The bill, titled the “Protecting America’s Workers Act,” comes on the heels of the annual April 28th commemoration of Workers Memorial Day.