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

    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.

    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.