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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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Other view: Public pension bailouts: Keep eye on politicians | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

Published April 15, 2013, 12:00 AM Other view: Public pension bailouts: Keep eye on politicians It’ll cost you, taxpayers. A legislative commission voted in late March to advance proposed fixes for weakened public-worker pensions, including about $7 million per year … Continue reading

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Editorial: Make the price of pension repair clear and logical – TwinCities.com

Editorial: Make the price of pension repair clear and logical Pioneer Press Posted:   03/05/2013 12:01:00 AM CST Updated:   03/05/2013 06:39:22 PM CST Public-employee pension funds are in the news, and they should be. There’s a lot at stake. … Continue reading

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Wallingford unions protest vacation-day edict – MyRecordJournal.com: Wallingford News – Myrecordjournal.com

Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 8:08 pm Andrew Ragali | 0 comments WALLINGFORD — Two unions have filed grievances protesting the mayor’s decision requiring town employees to use a vacation day to cover time not worked when Town Hall was closed earlier this month … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s office employee files grievance – Timesonline.com: Police/Fire/Courts

Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 1:00 pm By Kristen Doerschner kdoerschner@timesonline.com | 5 comments BEAVER — An employee in the Beaver County Sheriff’s office has filed a grievance with the union that represents the clerks. Al Smith, the union representative for … Continue reading

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Right-to-work law doesn’t apply to us, state employees unions say in lawsuit | Michigan news | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

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Protesters march towards the steps of the state Capitol in Lansing to protest the signing of the right-to-work bill by Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012. / Eric Seals / Detroit Free Press By Kristen M. Daum Lansing … Continue reading

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Union lawsuit: Michigan’s right-to-work law does not apply to state workers | MLive.com

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Labor unions say Michigan’s new right-to-work law should not apply to state employees.Ryan Garza | MLive.com LANSING, MI — Michigan’s new right-to-work law should not apply to roughly 35,000 unionized state employees, according to a lawsuit filed last week by … Continue reading

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The politics of Wisconsin’s declining union membership – JSOnline

The politics of Wisconsin’s declining union membership By Craig Gilbert of the Journal Sentinel Feb. 9, 2013 The 2012 election has produced a low-grade Republican panic about the long-term consequences of a shifting electorate, with legions of younger, minority and unmarried Americans voting … Continue reading