STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate debates childcare, PCA unions
By Don Davis
The Minnesota Senate Tuesday night was en route to approving legislation allowing child care workers and personal care attendants to join unions.
Supporters say such action would allow t... Posted on 5/14/13 at 7:56 PM
REAL MONEY Tired of Bank Fees?
Change can be tough. I blame it on a Scandinavian heritage but its probably just me. I recently changed internet providers and dropped our landline at home. That was a lot of change - but in the end s... Posted on 4/13/12 at 4:49 PM
THE WEST WING Weekly Memo 10-29-10
The Weekly Memo is available with updates on the City's labor negotiations, health insurance, and the 2011 budget schedule as the year quickly approaches a conclusion.
Be sure to vote on Tuesday, Nov... Posted on 10/29/10 at 7:00 AM
Locked out employees would not receive unemployment benefits under an amendment added Monday to a state Job Service bill. The amendment was offered to House Bill 1112 by a 5-2 vote in the Senate Industry, Business and Labor Committee.
Service Employees International Union members gathered Sunday to learn more about the status of the talks and to review a tentative deal reached for last week for 4,000 janitors represented by the union that includes a raise of $1.20 an hour over three years.
The nation's labor unions suffered sharp declines in membership last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday, led by losses in the public sector as cash-strapped state and local governments laid off workers and — in some cases — limited collective bargaining rights.
A labor contract covering 12,000 Twin Cities nurses has been approved. Minnesota Nurses Association members approved an agreement that will give then a 4.5 percent wage increase over the next three years.
Rick Snyder warned Michigan’s labor leaders. The state’s mild-mannered Republican governor, currently in his first term in his first public office, has rarely been accused of being (or praised for being) a fire-breathing conservative.
Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of the spongy snack with a mysterious cream filling, said Friday it would shutter after years of struggling with management turmoil, rising labor costs and the ever-changing tastes of Americans even as its pantry of sugary cakes seemed suspended in time.
Candice Choi and Tom Murphy
, November 16, 2012
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