Weeks after Hamline University adjuncts became the first in the state to form their own union, St. Thomas adjuncts voted against following suit.In the days following Hamline's vote, adjuncts at the school expressed confidence that St. Thomas would head down the same path. But in voting tallied Monda ... More >>
In a controversy reminiscent of the one the governor embroiled himself in this spring when he ill-advisedly suggested Minnesotans who want medical marijuana simply buy pot off the street, Mark Dayton is now backing off remarks he made about Minnesota's minimum wage during a meeting with th ... More >>
The latest news in the ongoing feud between the management and the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra: more noise, no music.SEE ALSO: MN Orchestra offers musicians 25 percent pay cut instead of 40 to get back to workThe musicians announced today that they've rejected the latest contract proposal f ... More >>
Kiddos -- wanna spend your summer outside Florida gas stations getting purse-swatted by women disgusted with your thoroughly Christian interpretation of the U.S. Constitution? Here's your chance! Bradlee Dean is hiring street team members... on Craigslist.SEE ALSO: Bradlee Dean booted from school gr ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Republicans sound the trumpet as Obamacare contributes to St. Jude's Minnesota layoffs-- Ross Murty, deli co-owner, caters for Obama, wears "Gov't Didn't Build My Business" shirt-- Romney has halved Obama's Minnesota lead since May, says new SurveyUSA pollMinnesota went atwitter after Pr ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- MN Marriage amendment: Majority support one man-one woman definition, says new survey -- MN for Marriage, anti-gay marriage group, says it 'continues to stand strong against intolerance'Minnesota for Marriage -- the state's main anti-gay marriage group -- is headquartered out of the same ... More >>
There is one Target store in the country where employees will soon hold a unionization vote -- Valley Stream, New York.There is one Target store in the country closed for six months or more of remodeling -- Valley Stream, New York.Coincidence? Gawker's Hamilton Nolan thinks not.
A long and sometimes bitter fight between Kowalski's Markets and a local labor union ended this weekend as workers validated a new agreement with management. Kowalski's had been at an impasse since last August with its workers, represented by UFCW Local 1189, over various issues. The union proteste ... More >>
A dozen workers at a St. Paul Aldi store have formally filed for an election to join UFCW Local 1189, according to union organizer Curtis Neff.The workers, at 2005 Suburban Avenue, are scheduled to vote on joining the union June 29, Neff says. UFCW 1189 has had a contentious relationship with the su ... More >>
Employees of the Wedge's Co-op Partners Warehouse have formed a union to voice their dissatisfaction with wages and management decisions. In addition to the Wedge storefront on Lyndale Avenue, the Wedge runs a warehouse in St. Paul that's a supplier to many co-ops, grocery stores, and restaurants. T ... More >>
In another indication the economy continues to recover, new data shows that Minnesota's job market at the end of 2011 was a helluva lot stronger than it was a year prior. According to the Department of Employment and Economic Development, job vacancies in the state climbed 47.6 percent during the ... More >>
For years, Minnesota Republicans have had teacher tenure reform in their legislative crosshairs only to have their efforts stifled by the DFL. That may change this year.Today, in an almost party-line vote of 36-26, the Senate approved a bill mandating that teacher layoffs be determined by merit. ... More >>
This is what jobs see as they come to our fine state.No one in America found a job last month. Not one person. But in Minnesota, the job vacancies listings have shot up in recent months.This leads to some pretty interesting possibilities. Could it be that Minnesota is not part of the United State ... More >>
Jimmy John's Workers UnionShould workers be fired for distributing this poster?This fight's going all the way to the top. The latest battle in Jimmy John's workers fight for better pay and working conditions is getting adjudicated in Washington, D.C. Remember the poster union supporters bomb ... More >>
The Scott Walker proxy battle: Prosser vs. Kloppenburg.One of the recurring talking points among Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's supporters in his efforts to neuter public employee unions has been this: Voters swept Republicans into control of the state last November, so get out of the way and ... More >>
Sally Smith didn't quite sell enough wings last year, so she took a pay cutSally Smith is known for doing whatever it takes to make her company, Buffalo Wild Wings, successful. And last year, apparently that meant a massive pay cut. Documents filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on ... More >>
Zombies to Walker: Pass the brains.He's already tanked in the polls among the living, and now it looks like Wisconsin's union-busting Gov. Scott Walker is losing the un-dead vote as well. "What do we want? BRAINS? When do we want them? BRAINS!" a bunch of protesting zombies shouted as they m ... More >>
Sue Peacock/FlickrLet the recall efforts begin.Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly finally dropped all pretenses about Gov. Scott Walker's union-busting bill having anything to do with balancing the state's budget. Wednesday night, with 14 Democrats still on the lam trying to block a vote, the ... More >>
State troopers and protesters clash.Tempers are flaring in Madison, where Republicans in the Assembly have used a controversial and possibly illegal maneuver to ram through a public employee union-busting bill. The Senate voted on the measure last night. The Assembly takes it up today -- if ... More >>
Firefighters could still be laid off if LGA takes a hit in the final budget.If the state budget proposed by Gov. Mark Dayton today were to pass, Minneapolis firefighters could avoid layoffs this year. Last fall, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said the city would be forced to lay off firefighters t ... More >>
Their union, which claims more than 4,000 Twin Cities janitors as members, reached agreement over the weekend on the terms of a new contract.
The governor pisses off a national transgender rights organization with his assertion that little kids are going to be "confused" because of legislation he once signed.
He goes on to compare them to Judas selling out Jesus.
The daily barrage of major company layoffs can be quite the downer, but Minnesota was saved from the latest news from Macy's retail stores.
Minneapolis police officers arrested 17 people for trespassing yesterday afternoon at a labor rally in downtown Minneapolis. The protest was held to support security guards locked in a contract dispute with five companies that are hired to safeguard office buildings.
Will the departure of several prominent bylines hurt the paper's relationship with its readers?
Advertising production workers at the Star Tribune voted to unionize yesterday. The tally was 18-12 in favor of joining the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1-M.
This afternoon thirty Star Tribune employees will vote on whether to unionize. The advertising production workers are seeking to join the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1-M.
AFSCME Council 5 has made endorsements in two key contests. The politically powerful union, which represents 40,000 workers statewide, is backing Robert Lilligren in the Ward 6 race and Cara Letofsky in Ward 2. The latter is likely to be more significant given that Letofsky faces two other challeng ... More >>
Ramsey County cuts hourly wages at its nursing home
Guild members at the Star Tribune worry about their contract and wonder about their editor
The specter of a newspaper strike looms in St. Paul --but no matter what happens, the Pioneer Press will never be the same
Local hospital workers can't afford health care either
Booksellers make lousy money--and book chains want to keep it that way
Jean Sandberg asked her post-office bosses to put a stop to the penis jokes and the wet T-shirt invitations. They sent her complaint to the dead-letter office.
Northwest flight attendants gear up for a new strike formula--minimum cost, maximum headache
Star Tribune union members fret as their parent company plays hardball in contract talks out West
Gordon Guptil nearly lost his life in his Star Tribune delivery truck. Then he lost his job.
If for-profit career counselors don't promise anything specific, clients who fail to find the job of their dreams have little recourse