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IMPORTANT NOTICE (3/18/20)

MRLF staff are working from home during the coronavirus emergency.
The best way to contact them will be by e-mail. Visit this link and click on the name of the staffperson you want to contact for an e-mail link.

In addition, we recently experienced technical difficulties with our voicemail system. So if you left a voicemail, you should contact the appropriate staff member by e-mail.



Attention MRLF Delegates
Official Notice
 

The MRLF delegate meeting scheduled for July 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom.

MRLF delegates will need to pre-register for the meeting.

Affliated unions have been asked to provide the MRLF with the e-mail addresses of their current MRLF delegates and alternates.

If you are an MRLF delegate or alternate, and you have not received an e-mail invitation to the July 8, 2020 Zoom meeting by July 6, please e-mail Barb Boettcher at barb@minneapolisunions.org and provide your name and local union.

 


Coronovirus Information

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
> Workers whose hours have been cut or have had their employment impacted by coronavirus should apply for unemployment insurance benefits. The best way to apply is online. Here is a link:

https://www.uimn.org/applicants/needtoknow/news-updates/covid-19.jsp

OTHER RESOURCES
> If you or someone you know is in need, dial 2-1-1 or text the letters MNCOVID to 898-211. Learn more about how United Way is continuing to support the community during this difficult time.
> Working Partnerships, the MRLF’s community affiliate and also a United Way partner agency, will be providing help to workers impacted by loss of employment during the coronavirus emeregency. Plans will be announced. For more information, visit this link.


ADVOCACY
> The MRLF is a member of a new community coalition of nonprofits and union partners working to advocate for local, state and federal policies that support and protect working families during this unprecedented time. For more information, visit mncovidresponse.com.




From April 24, 2020 Labor Review:

US deaths from COVID-19 soar past 33,000
Governor Walz extends stay-at-home order to May 4
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From March 27, 2020 Labor Review
:

State locks down for COVID-19

Union members work on the front lines of response
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Nurses warn of lack of tests, safety gear and preparedness
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Trades curtail office access, close training centers,
cancel meetings… but keep working

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COVID-19 closings put almost all local
hotel workers out of work

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Union works with Metro Transit to improve safety for bus operators during COVID-19 crisis
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AFSCME Local 2822 calls on Hennepin County
to halt ‘dangerous work or debt’ mandate

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Shutdown of music venues sidelines musicians
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COVID-19 theater and event venue closings
hitting Stagehands union had

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MRLF president Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou:
Our response to COVID-19: Acting in solidarity with you

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Information for candidates seeking endorsement in 2020 general election
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2020
Legislature


With short legislative session, bonding bill is priority
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2020 union lobby days
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Who among Democrats will face off against Trump?
MN voters to weigh-in March 3 in Presidential Primary
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Minnesota’s Precinct Caucuses still play key role
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National AFL-CIO plans March 12 Democratic
presidential candidate forum — to be livestreamed

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Minnesota AFL-CIO’s Campaigns Conference
kicks-off Labor 2020 political program

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Protecting Social Security’s future:
‘This is a fight we can win’

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Click here to view a video of the Minneapolis Regional
Retiree Council’s October 19, 2019 forum featuring
Social Security advocate Nancy Altman



Top ten things unions can do right now to address sexual harassment in the workplace
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Looking for a union job? Visit the
Working Partnerships Job Board

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Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou elected president of MRLF,
first woman to lead
Minneapolis central labor body

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Racial & Economic Justice / AFL-CIO
National AFL-CIO’s Labor Commission on
Racial and Economic Justice hears strong message from local union members of color: help us, include us

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MRLF to launch local Labor Commission
on Racial and Economic Justice

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MRLF continues accepting nominations for local Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice

MRLF’s Labor Commission
on Racial and Economic Justice
develops model for its work

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National AFL-CIO releases final report of Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice

Click here for link to read and/or download 79-page report



Donate up to $100 to state candidates by December 31
…and get it back

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2020 ELECTIONS
>MN AFL-CIO Campaigns Conference kicks-off Labor 2020 political program
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 2-14-20)
> MN voters to weigh-in March 3 in Presidential Primary
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 2-14-20)
> Minnesota’s Precinct Caucuses February 25 still play key role
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 2-14-20)
> National AFL-CIO plans March 12 Democratic presidential candidate forum — to be livestreamed
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 2-14-20)

LABOR COMMISSION ON RACIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE
> MRLF seeks nominees for next cohort of Commission on Racial and Economic Justice
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 9-27-19)
> MRLF’s Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice develops model for its work
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 10-27-17)
> MRLF continues accepting nominations for local Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 12-16-16)
> MRLF accepting nominations for local Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 10-28-16)
> MRLF to launch local Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 7-29-16)
> Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice hears strong message from local union members of color: help us, include us
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 2-19-16)
> National AFL-CIO’s Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice coming to Minneapolis February 12 to take testimony from rank and file union members
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 1-22-16)
>AFL-CIO executive council’s ‘Statement on Racial and Economic Justice’ launched commission’s tour
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 1-22-16)
> MRLF passes ‘Resolution on Racial and Economic Justice,’ commits to action
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 6-26-15)


NEWS
>COVID-19 crisis puts new spotlight on workplace safety issues raised by annual Workers Memorial Day
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 4-24-20)
> Construction apprenticeships win exemption from new US Department of Labor IRAP rule
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-27-20)
> Third annual awards ceremony celebrates women in the trades
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-27-20)
>Fire destroys Letter Carriers’ Central Ave. offices
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-27-20)

> After a week of informational picketing, Minneapolis Educational Support Professionals return to bargaining table
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-02-20)
> Looking for extra hours? New union temp service recruiting event staff, paying union wages
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-15-19)
> Labor Review wins 3 awards in ILCA’s aqnnual labor media contest
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-15-19)
> National advocate for Social Security will keynote Retiree Council’s October 19 forum

(Minneapolis Labor Review, 9-27-19)

> October 19: Saving Social Security will be topic for Minneapolis Regional Retiree Council forum
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 9-27-19)

>
MRLF endorses Tim Busse for mayor of Bloomington, three city council candidates
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 8-23-19)
> Protesting working conditions, Amazon workers strike at warehouse in Shakopee
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 7-17-19)
> Minneapolis to consider local wage theft ordinance
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 6-28-19)
> Nurses walk informational picket lines for safety, benefits
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 5-31-19)
> Building Trades honor the fallen at annual Workers Memorial Day ceremony
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 4-30-19)
> Dan Gustafson, who led Minnesota AFL-CIO, dies at age 91
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 4-19-19)
> Advocates welcome one-year extension for Liberians to live and work in Minnesota and United States, but call for long-term policy solution
(March 28, 2019)
> Deadline looms for Liberian immigrant workers and families
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-22-19)

> Final Four brings work
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-22-19)

> MRLF endorses advocate Judy Moe in special election for Richfield City Council, Ward 3
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 1-25-19)
> Local federal workers protest shutdown
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 1-25-19)
> Minneapolis Labor Review wins 11 awards in ILCA’s annual labor media contest
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-16-18)
> Introducing UFCW Local 663: Members vote to merge UFCW Local 653 and Local 1161
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 9-28-18)
> Tribes and Building Trades celebrate graduates of apprenticeship readiness program
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 8-24-18)
> In 5-4 ‘Janus’ vote, US Supreme Court strikes blow against public sector unions
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 7-27-18)


SUBURBAN LABOR COUNCILS
>
MRLF seeks union members to organize locally with North and South Suburban Advisory Councils
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 1-25-13)

COMMENTARY
> 'Pray for the dead -- and fight like hell for the living'
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 4-24-20)
> Our response to COVID-19: Acting in solidarity with you
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-27-20)
> Workers need stronger labor law protections
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 2-14-20)
>
Reflecting on four years of leadership here at the MRLF
Minneapolis Labor Review, 12-20-19)

>
Winning elections is just one part of our electoral work
Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-15-19)
> Strikes are only as strong as our solidarity
Minneapolis Labor Review, 10-25-19)
> The entire state will be watching the 2019 Bloomington elections
Minneapolis Labor Review, 9-27-19)
> Close the camps
Minneapolis Labor Review, 7-26-19)
> Meet the new NAFTA — same as the old NAFTA — bad for workers
Minneapolis Labor Review, 6-28-19)
> Join us in the streets as we march to a better future for all workers
Minneapolis Labor Review, 5-31-19)
> From 2018 election year to 2019: organizing, politics and policy work
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 4-19-19)

> 2019 is an opportunity to take action, organize and build power
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-22-19)
> Hotel workers union is organizing to win real changes in 2019
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 1-25-19)
> Behind 2018 wins — lots of conversations
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-16-18)

People
> Andie Whitaker joins Working Partnerships staff as new community services liaison
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-15-19)
> Dan Gustafson, who led Minnesota AFL-CIO, dies at age 91
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 4-19-19)

> Governor Walz picks three labor leaders for seats on Met Counci
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-22-19)
> Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou elected president of MRLF, first woman to lead the Minneapolis central labor body
(December 10, 2015)


Minneapolis Labor Review
> Minneapolis Labor Review announces 2020 publication schedule
> Access the Minneapolis Labor Review Archive
(Includes all issues through December 20, 2019)

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Minneapolis Labor Review Centennial, 1907-2007

The Minneapolis Labor Review celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2007 by publishing a ten-part series highlighting the history of the newspaper. Click here for an index to the series.


The Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation and the
Minneapolis Labor Review are pleased to present the
Labor Review Archive,
covering the years 1907-present.


Access the Labor Review Archive
(Includes all issues
through June 26, 2020)



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May 29, 2020
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before the news of George Floyd’s murder
by Minneapolis police.


April 24, 2020
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