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Release: Minnesota’s Private Sector Labor Unions Unite for Nation’s First Awareness Campaign

Release: Minnesota’s Private Sector Labor Unions Unite for Nation’s First Awareness Campaign

For Immediate Release Contact: Alison Griffin, 612.215.9739 “Elevate Minnesota” campaign to highlight career development, professional standards, charitable acts, and legacy   MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota’s private sector labor unions today announced the creation of “Elevate Minnesota,” a campaign aimed at highlighting the important contributions Minnesota’s private sector unions provide to the state. This first-of-its-kind campaign, launching today on radio, Facebook…
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More than just a job

More than just a job

Rachel B. spent  more than a decade as a hairdresser and stylist. But after her divorce, she needed a better and more reliable income in order to provide for her two kids as a single mom. Though she loved her clients and using her creative talents every day, her small employer didn’t provide health insurance or paid…
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Retired Carpenter Keeps Rocking His Trade for Good

Retired Carpenter Keeps Rocking His Trade for Good

Usually, when someone retires from a career, they leave it in the past. But not Walter Hofner. Like a lot of retired tradesmen and women, he’s putting his expert skills to use regularly. And just as was the case when he was a union carpenter, he’s continuing to better the community. Walter, a retiree from…
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Dr. Martin Luther King Had More than One Dream

Dr. Martin Luther King Had More than One Dream

As we honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on what would have been his 88th birthday,  we remember not only the work he did to create equality and eliminate prejudice in the lives of citizens around the world, but also the instrumental role he played in advocating for labor rights. His assassination in April…
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