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  • Evidence elusive in Michigan right-to-work debate
    Gov. Rick Snyder says one reason he supports right-to-work legislation in Michigan is the economic boost a similar law has given Indiana, although officials have provided no conclusive evidence that the policy by itself has drawn new businesses to the state next door.December 10, 2012
  • Twin Cities orchestras both declaring deficits
    With Minnesota Orchestra musicians locked out for two months and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra players locked out for six weeks, both organizations are announcing budget deficits at their annual meetings this week.December 5, 2012
  • Sugar workers vote no for fourth time
    Locked-out union workers at American Crystal Sugar have again rejected the company's contract offer.December 2, 2012
  • Unemployment rates fall in Midwest cities
    Unemployment rates declined last month in more than half of the 372 largest U.S. cities, further evidence of steady improvement in the job market.November 29, 2012
  • Union members at paper mill authorize strike
    About 400 union members at a paper mill in Cloquet have voted to authorize a strike.November 28, 2012
  • Teamsters report alleges corruption at Local 120
    Teamsters members in Minnesota are waiting for the next shoe to drop in a union scandal that has removed the top leadership from Blaine-based Teamsters Local 120.November 26, 2012
  • Protests greet shoppers at Wal-Marts nationwide
    Wal-Mart workers and supporters marched in protest at a number of stores nationwide Thursday and Friday, blasting the wages, benefits and treatment of employees of the world's largest retailer.November 23, 2012
  • Sugar workers to vote a 4th time on contract
    American Crystal Sugar Union workers will get another chance to vote on a labor contract in an effort to break a 16-month stalemate with the company.November 23, 2012
  • Dayton on fence about child care union
    After being blocked in court, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he hasn't decided whether to ask the reconfigured Legislature to permit a unionization drive by home-based child care providers.November 20, 2012
  • Dayton urges union members to fight for better pay
    DFL Gov. Mark Dayton told several hundred janitors, security officers, airport service workers and retail cleaners on Saturday that they won't get the wages they deserve unless they negotiate for it.November 17, 2012
  • Supervalu union employees wonder about future
    Supervalu announced Friday it's freezing pay for some 10,000 salaried and hourly workers as it tries to become more attractive for potential buyers. Union employees are thinking a lot about who might buy all or parts of the grocery store giant and how union-friendly -- or unfriendly -- a corporate buyer might be.November 16, 2012
  • Minnesota Orchestra's Osmo Vanska calls for return to negotiations
    Both sides in the Minnesota Orchestra lockout are welcoming a letter from music director Osmo Vanska calling for a return to the negotiating table.November 14, 2012
  • Teamsters Local 120 officials removed amid investigation of 'impropriety'
    Two top Teamsters Union officials in Minnesota are under investigation for financial impropriety.November 13, 2012
  • Labor: Tax the rich, don't touch safety nets
    After two years of getting pummeled in Wisconsin, Indiana and other battleground states, leaders of the nation's big labor unions were beaming on election night. Labor's massive voter turnout effort played a major role in helping President Barack Obama win Ohio, Nevada and Wisconsin, according to exit polls, and its leaders are now looking for a more pro-union agenda from the White House.November 10, 2012
  • Two more concerts announced by locked-out Minnesota Orchestra musicians
    Locked out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra today announced two concerts in mid-December featuring two former mainstays of the orchestra: Edo de Waart and Jorja Fleezanis.November 9, 2012

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