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Twin Cities fast-food workers strike for higher wages, union rights

Twenty-nine workers from 14 fast-food restaurants in the Twin Cities walked off the job today, joining a nationwide strike for higher pay and the right to organize a union without retaliation from their employers. 405 more words

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Twin Cities workers will join fast-food strikes nationwide

The next wave of fast-food strikes will include Twin Cities workers.

Organizers with CTUL, the low-wage workers’ center based in the Twin Cities, announced today that area fast-food workers will walk off the job Thursday, joining a… 186 more words


A Rambling Post that mentions Star Trek but is not about Trek...

Well, first off, it is once again not International Bacon Day. That ship has sailed for the year.

Actually I was thinking about the show… 1,136 more words

Home care workers win election, take momentum into contract talks

Home health care workers in Minnesota have spoken, and they voted decisively to form a union, the state’s Bureau of Mediation Services announced yesterday.

Now the fight to improve the lives of home care workers and the people they serve shifts from the organizing field to the negotiation table – and back to the State Capitol. 473 more words

Minnesota Legislature

Panel: Women workers making gains in Minnesota, but work toward equity remains

On the 94th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S., a panel of three state lawmakers from the East Metro discussed the gains women workers in Minnesota made with passage of the Women’s Economic Security Act this year – and the work for equality that remains to be done. 660 more words


A Victory for McDonald’s Workers Shows the Power of Ethics!

By Barbara Kestenbaum

As a retired union member, I was thrilled by the National Labor Relations Board’s decision to hold the McDonald’s corporation jointly liable for the choices made by its franchisees as to workers’ rights. 813 more words

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