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  • 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
  • Unemployment rates fall in 95% of US cities
    Unemployment rates fell in nearly all large U.S. cities in September from August, a sign that recent jobs gains have been widespread.October 30, 2012
  • Unions focus more on state and local races
    Unions are shifting more of their political resources to state and local races this year as they try to head off passage of laws that could undermine bargaining rights, make it harder to organize or reduce their political muscle.October 21, 2012
  • Unemployment rates in US states, at a glance
    Unemployment rates fell or held steady last month in nine key swing states at the center of this year's presidential election.October 20, 2012

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