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Wisconsin Gov. Walker open to limiting police, fire unions | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published July 30, 2013, 11:14 AM Wisconsin Gov. Walker open to limiting police, fire unions Scott Walker says he is open to limiting collective bargaining for police and firefighter unions, just as was done to other public sectors unions two … Continue reading

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Simonson Receives Award From Greater Minnesota Cities – News – NewsTalk 610 KDAL AM

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Simonson Receives Award From Greater Minnesota Cities Monday, July 29, 2013 4:11 p.m. CDT by Dave Strandberg Erik Simonson ST. PAUL, MN (KDAL) – State Representative Erik Simonson from Duluth received the “First Time Legislator of the Year Award” from the Coalition … Continue reading

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New Minnesota law lets workers care for more sick relatives | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published July 30, 2013, 07:45 AM New Minnesota law lets workers care for more sick relatives Tim Sorenson can’t forget what happened a couple of years ago when, a few hours before his shift, his sister called to tell him … Continue reading

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Ruling That State Shorted Wisconsin Prison Guard On Pay Could Cost Millions Of Dollars – Labor Relations Information System

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Ruling That State Shorted Wisconsin Prison Guard On Pay Could Cost Millions Of Dollars July 23rd, 2013 MADISON, WI – The state could have to pay millions of dollars to prison guards in the wake of a decision by a … Continue reading

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Duluth teachers seek more pay for increased workload | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published July 22, 2013, 12:00 AM Duluth teachers seek more pay for increased workload The Duluth teachers union is attempting to lower class sizes through contract negotiations — by way of a capped number of students in a teacher’s day … Continue reading

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Prison guards vote to leave Wisconsin State Employees Union

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Written by Steven Verburg Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 19, 2013 | fdlreporter.com Prison guards voted Thursday to break away from the once-powerful Wisconsin State Employees Union, already wobbly at the knees after a 2011 state law effectively ended public sector … Continue reading

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Minn. child care union drive in hands of federal court | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published July 19, 2013, 12:00 AM Minn. child care union drive in hands of federal court MINNEAPOLIS — The fate of a possible election that could unionize thousands of Minnesota home day care operators rests with federal Judge Michael Davis, … Continue reading

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Jobs recovery hit by public-sector losses | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published July 19, 2013, 12:00 AM Jobs recovery hit by public-sector losses Minnesota’s unemployment rate inched downward in June, pushed along by strong private-sector growth but held back somewhat by a loss of government jobs. By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News … Continue reading

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Kasper Wont Seek Re-election to Duluth School Board | Northlands NewsCenter: News, Weather, Sports | NBC, CBS, MyNetworkTV, and The CW for Duluth MN / Superior WI | Local News

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Kasper Won’t Seek Re-election to Duluth School Board July 15, 2013Updated Jul 15, 2013 at 10:43 PM CDT Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) Tom Kasper says he won’t be seeking re-election to the Duluth School Board. Kasper posted his decision on Facebook … Continue reading

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Fired Minnesota Senate aide’s lawsuit cites other affairs | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Fired Minnesota Senate aide’s lawsuit cites other affairs For the first time, Michael Brodkorb has made detailed accusations central to his federal wrongful termination lawsuit: a list of other lawmakers and staff members who allegedly carried on affairs over the … Continue reading