Posts tagged Minneapolis
Minneapolis Metalworkers Win After Year-And-a-Half-Long Effort to Vote Out Unpopular CWA Union Bosses
August 1, 2022 // “In Mr. Downing and his colleagues’ workplace we see yet another example of union officials unabashedly stifling the will of the workers they claim to ‘represent.’ Foundation attorneys were honored to aid Mr. Downing and his coworkers as they persisted for well over a year through litigation meant to stop them from kicking out an unpopular union,” commented National Right to Work Foundation President Mark Mix. “Union association should never be forced, and Minnesota legislators should pass a Right to Work law to protect workers’ right to freely choose whether to join or fund a union,” Mix added. Roger Downing
Twin Cities mental health workers gather for 1-day strike
May 25, 2022 // M Health Fairview however accused SEIU of sending its demands just four days before the notice of the strike was issued, despite negotiations having been ongoing since December.
Minneapolis Teachers Union Strike Ends
March 30, 2022 // The new contract also includes language protecting educators of color from seniority driven layoffs (“if excessing a teacher who is a member of a population underrepresented among licensed teachers in the site, the District shall excess the next least senior teacher, who is not a member of an underrepresented population,” the contract reads), and will add mentors to support educators of color in the district.
Students hold sit-in at district office amid Mpls. teachers strike; food service workers union announces tentative agreement
March 18, 2022 // "My hope is that we will truly dig into the equity part of it and make sure that our Black and brown educators are taken care of," El-Amin said. "There are lot of inequities we need to deal with other than the dollars on the table. Want to make sure families that look like me are being heard."
Group calls on Minneapolis school district, union to protect teachers of color before strike
February 22, 2022 // A group is asking MPS and MFT Local 59 to sign an agreement protecting teachers of color from seniority-based layoffs.
Teacher unions in both Minneapolis and St. Paul holding strike votes
February 20, 2022 // The vote, being held late Thursday evening, does not mean the union will definitely go on strike. Even if members approve a strike during the Feb. 17 vote, SPFE would still need to decide that a strike was necessary, set a date, and notify the district.
Rep. Ilhan Omar Joins Teachers In Support Of Their Union Negotiations
February 14, 2022 // Educators in both St. Paul and Minneapolis will vote this coming week whether to authorize a strike. Teachers say the offers from their districts make them feel undervalued after two years of pandemic teaching. They want to see more staff and smaller class sizes, along with fair and honest wages.
Minneapolis teachers union moves one step closer to strike
January 19, 2022 // In a statement, MFT President Greta Callahan says the decision Wednesday is the result of a "frustratingly slow" bargaining process with the district that has dragged out over two years. The vote Wednesday gives teachers another negotiating chip as the bargaining process continues.
Some Minneapolis workers, including snowplow drivers, could go on strike
December 27, 2021 // After IUOE Local 49 voted down the city's latest deal, the door was open for a strike on Tuesday.
Minneapolis school employee unions call for settled contracts
November 30, 2021 // Unions representing teachers, bus drivers, educational support staff, clerical workers and food service staff are in various stages of negotiating contracts with the district.