Minneapolis Parks to ramp up youth programs if local teachers go on strike
They're extending hours and activities at 10 recreation centers around the city.
Minneapolis school bus drivers vote to authorize strike against district
The union says the district has not addressed safety issues or provided "adequate compensation."
Hot Topic store in MN closes after apparent staff walkout over wages
A sign posted outside the store has gone viral on social media.
Nurses start 3-day strike at Allina WestHealth in Plymouth
A "last attempt" at negotiations failed to produce an agreement last Wednesday.
Dozens of workers stage walkout at Amazon's Shakopee center
It was a protest against the firing of a fellow worker.
Contractor jailed for 9 months in first Hennepin Co. labor trafficking case
The 47-year-old took advantage of undocumented immigrant labor.
How a group of Twin Cities workers are taking on Amazon
Their successful efforts have attracted the attention of the New York Times.
J.J. Taylor accuses striking beer workers of 'street theater'
Local Teamsters called for a public boycott of several beer brands J.J. Taylor supplies.
Court: Jimmy John's was right to fire workers over 'poster attack'
Monday's decision overturned previous rulings
Job openings in greater Minnesota up but hours, wages lacking
The number of jobs available in Minnesota counties outside the Twin Cities area is at an eight-year high. But some analysts are serving up a grain of salt with that seemingly cheery news. The Jobs Now Coalition notes that barely half the jobs are full-time and the median hourly wage is barely ten dollars -- not quite enough to live on.
Another labor deal with mine workers reached on the Iron Range
Members of the United Steelworkers union and Cliffs Natural Resources have agreed on a new three-year labor contract, the Duluth News Tribune reports. The deal covers about 1,100 workers at ore plants in Eveleth and Hibbing. Both sides failed to reach an agreement by the Sept. 1 deadline, but agreed to a contract extension that kept the northern Minnesota plants operating while negotiations continued.