Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The contract cleaning workers perform services at big-box retailers including more than a dozen Target stores in the Twin Cities area.
Retail cleaning workers who serve Target and other stores in the Twin Cities have vowed to walk off their jobs as early as this Sunday if their employers continue to refuse to open discussions with them and the Centro de Trabajodores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL), according to the workers' group. Veronica Mendez, a spokesperson with the CTUL, said that the Target store in Fridley and more than a dozen other Twin Cities stores be affected by a possible workers' work stoppage, including: Minnetonka, Edina, St. Louis Park, Eden Prairie, Shakopee, Lakeville, Eagan, Apple Valley-Rosemount, Inver Grove Heights, Stillwater, Oakdale, Woodbury, Burnsville and Roseville. Related (but separate): Update: Janitors, Security Officers Set Sunday Strike …
Friday, September 23, 2011
State Sen. Barb Goodwin, who represents part of Fridley, spoke at a joint committee hearing Thursday evening.
At a joint Minnesota Senate committee hearing Thursday evening, Sen. Barb Goodwin (DFL-50), questioned statements of support for childcare workers from senators who during the legislative session voted to decrease state funding for childcare. Majority GOP leaders called the joint meeting of the Senate Committee on State Government Innovation and Veterans and Committee on Health and Human Services to hear arguments for and against unionization of home day care providers. Goodwin represents a district that includes the western part of Fridley. Video clip courtesy of The UpTake.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The state senator said she's open to either opt-in or opt-out for union-member contributions at issue.
The 24 words state Sen. Pam Wolf proposed adding to state lawbooks last week drew a small flurry of media attention and teachers-union fury before the state Legislator took off for a weeklong holiday recess. Those 24 words, amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 179A.06, subdivision 6: A dues check off under this subdivision for contributions to foundations, political action committees, or publications must be requested by the employee in writing. "What I believe she's trying to do is bury the union in a blizzard of bureaucracy," Tom Dooher, president of Education Minnesota, told Minnesota Public Radio. In a tweet, WCCO's Pat Kessler elaborated on an Associated Press story by quoting Wolf's remark about her bill that "it's not anti-…