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Workers and communities suffer – and businesses face unfair competition – when companies cheat their employees through wage theft, advocates said Wednesday at the state Capitol. They called on the Legislature to pass measures that would strengthen enforcement against this widespread problem.
Fast food executive Andrew Puzder, the controversial nominee for U.S. Secretary of Labor, withdrew Wednesday, numerous news outlets reported, drawing applause from unions and other groups that had opposed him.
With Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary, set for a hearing before the U.S. Senate Thursday, workers in Minnesota and across the nation made a final effort to stop his confirmation.
The workers who used to make Oreo cookies on Chicago's southwest side - and saw their jobs outsourced to Mexico - brought their campaign for justice to the University of MInnesota recently as part of a nationwide tour of college campuses.
With the clock ticking to the midnight Saturday expiration of a 14-state AT&T contract covering 21,000 workers, local members of the Communications Workers of America rallied outside an AT&T call center in Bloomington Friday morning.
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.