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Minnesota has become the fourth state in the nation to offer state employees paid parental leave. The temporary measure benefits some 35,000 families and will become permanent if approved by the Legislature.
MAPE, the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, led a coalition of state employee unions in advocating for the new policy.
With the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal apparently stopped, advocates are urging members of Congress to keep up the pressure for agreements that raise standards for all workers and are negotiated in an open, transparent process.
After years of organizing, including many landmark victories along the way, hundreds of workers employed by Delta subcontractor Air Serv have won recognition of their union with Service Employees International Union Local 26.
Donations are being sought now through “Give to the Max Day,” on Thursday for the Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship Program, which helps students of color attending one of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.