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Hundreds rally to support striking Laborers at Cretex

Arturo Sanchez is accustomed to working outside in all kinds of weather, making concrete products at Cretex Companies. He didn’t mind the hard work, he said, because he was earning a decent living and putting money into a pension plan for the day he would retire.

Hospital laundry workers go on strike

More than 240 members of Worker’s United Local 150 walked off the job from Health Systems Cooperative Laundries Monday in a strike over unfair labor practices, which include the company’s unilateral discontinuation of sick-day benefits.

State workers to vote on new contracts

Members of Council 5 of AFSCME, the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, and MAPE, the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, will vote on tentative contract settlements with the State of Minnesota.