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Duluth News Tribune, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 – Supreme Court considers mandatory union dues

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DAVID G. SAVAGE Tribune Washington Bureau    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether teachers and other public employees can be required to pay dues to support a union even if some of them oppose it.    Since 1977, the high … Continue reading

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Worker claims harassment, sues city of Duluth | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published October 30, 2013, 12:00 AM Worker claims harassment, sues city of Duluth A city of Duluth Public Works and Utilities Department employee is seeking more than $75,000 in damages for what he calls “repeated and severe harassment” by his … Continue reading

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AFSCME asks federal court to allow Minnesota child-care union vote | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published October 03, 2013, 09:15 AM AFSCME asks federal court to allow Minnesota child-care union vote The union trying to organize some Minnesota child care providers has asked a federal court to reconsider its delay of the attempt. By: Don Davis, … Continue reading

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Prosecutor: Carlton County worker’s alleged theft could reach ‘seven figures’ | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published September 20, 2013, 04:48 PM Prosecutor: Carlton County worker’s alleged theft could reach ‘seven figures’ A Cloquet woman who collected fees for waste disposal at the Carlton County transfer station for nearly 30 years is accused of stealing money … Continue reading

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Reader’s view: County employees’ benefits should match private sector | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published September 13, 2013, 12:00 AM County employees ratify new contract offer Employees for St. Louis County who are members of two American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union locals voted in favor of a new contract offer … Continue reading

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County employees ratify new contract offer | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published September 13, 2013, 12:00 AM County employees ratify new contract offer Employees for St. Louis County who are members of two American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union locals voted in favor of a new contract offer … Continue reading

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AFSCME contract vote coming on St. Louis County contract offer | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published August 28, 2013, 12:00 AM AFSCME contract vote coming on St. Louis County contract offer Officials of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 66 will take the St. Louis County’s latest contract offer to members, … Continue reading

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Strike talk louder as St. Louis County, AFSCME at odds | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published August 19, 2013, 04:03 PM Strike talk louder as St. Louis County, AFSCME at odds The sticking point is a two-tiered sick-leave bank for current and new employees. By: John Myers, Duluth News Tribune Union workers for St. Louis County … Continue reading

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In St. Louis County contract talks, sick leave is sticking point, AFSCME says | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published August 18, 2013, 12:00 AM In St. Louis County contract talks, sick leave is sticking point, AFSCME says Negotiations between St. Louis County and the unions that represent nearly two-thirds of the county’s employees have broken off and a … Continue reading