Post Tagged with: "Minnesota"

Jimmy John’s Workers Launch Internet Campaign for Paid Sick Days

MINNEAPOLIS –Three years ago, the Jimmy John’s fast food chain fired six Minneapolis sandwich workers for putting up over 3,000 posters publicizing a grisly truth: Company policy and low pay routinely forced them to come to work and make sandwiches while they’re sick.

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Home Care Workers File For Largest Union Election in Minnesota History

With support from the clients they serve, Minnesota workers who care for people in their homes officially filed representation election cards in early July to form a union. Organizing under the slogan, “Invisible No More,” they said unionizing will improve pay, working conditions and the quality of care.

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Responsible Contracting, Rail Safety Headline Pro-Worker Laws in Minn. Legislature Windup

Rail safety and responsible contractor laws were the highlights of the final days of a productive Minnesota state legislative session for workers.

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Minn. Leads Way on Pay Equity Issues, Gov. Signs Legislation

ST. PAUL, Minn.— Minnesota took the lead on comprehensive women’s equity issues, as Gov. Mark Dayton, DFL-Minn., signed the Women’s Economic Security Act, which includes measures to close the gender pay gap, provide more parental leave and more.  He signed the measures on Mother’s Day. The week before, the state legislature approved the package of measures, sponsored by Rep. Carly […]

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Drive For Higher State Minimum Wage Gains Steam in Minnesota

Drive For Higher State Minimum Wage Gains Steam in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS and DULUTH, Minn.—The drive to enact a higher state minimum wage in Minnesota gained steam in mid-October with a roundtable on the issue hosted by two Democratic congressmen, and a mass march in Duluth. At the roundtable, workers told Reps. Keith Ellison and Richard Nolan, both D-Minn., what it’s like to live on $7.25 an hour and said the […]

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Hundreds Rally To Support Striking Laborers at Cretex; Pensions Key Issue

SHAKOPEE, Minn. –Arturo Sanchez is accustomed to working outside in all kinds of weather, making concrete products at Cretex Companies in Shakopee, Minn. He didn’t mind the hard work, he said, because he was earning a decent living and putting money into a pension plan for the day he would retire. Now Cretex wants to take that money and convert […]

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