(By: Frank Ongaro, Duluth News Tribune) From President Obama to Gov. Mark Dayton, elected officials have made jobs a top priority. In Minnesota, one thing is certain: There is no better opportunity for creating thousands of great-paying jobs, providing millions of dollars in tax revenue for local governments and generating more than $2 billion in royalties for our schools than the proposed copper/nickel strategic metals mineral development projects. Read more »
By: Hal Quinn, Duluth News Tribune: The economy is a top concern for state manufacturers who question whether Minnesota is a competitive state in which to do business, according to findings from Enterprise Minnesota’s fifth-annual “State of Manufacturing” report released in July. Read more »
Striking Workers Visit Medtronic to Ask One of the State’s Biggest Companies to Stop its Relationship with Cretex
Multiple delegations of striking union workers from Cretex and business agents from Laborers Local 563 made a visit to three Medtronic properties in Fridley, Mounds View and Brooklyn Center, Minn. today to ask the world's largest medical technology company to cease doing business with Cretex until the strike is settled. Read more »
A video by LIUNA Local 563 about the strike rally at Cretex on August 6, 2013. Speakers include Paul Thissen, MN Speaker of the House; Tom Bakk, MN Senate Majority Leader; and Terry O'Sullivan, General President, Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA).
Workers at Cretex in Shakopee, MN are on strike over the threatened loss of their pension plan. MN Speaker of the House Paul Thissen, MN Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and Laborers' International Union President Terry O'Sullivan spoke at a rally for the striking workers outside the Cretex concrete plant on August 6.
Produced by the Labor Education Service, University of Minnesota
Edited by David Hertz