Mississippi governor signs three anti-union bills

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  Mississippi, State House, State Politics, State Senate, unions  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: The state of Mississippi

Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signed three anti-union bills into law Wednesday.

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Minimum wage increase means higher costs for MN small businesses

By   /  April 10, 2014  /  Economy, Minnesota, News, unions  /  No Comments

DairyQueen

By Eric Boehm | Minnesota Watchdog
MINNEAPOLIS — At Minnesota’s oldest Dairy Queen, owner Troy DeLeon frets about what a higher minimum wage would do to his business, where he has been serving customers for more than 20 years.
DeLeon sells small cones for $1.50 out of the front window of one of the few remaining old-style Dairy [...]

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NLRB complains Black Friday protesters went too far

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Issues, Labor relations, National, News, unions  /  No Comments

AP file photo

Union members and protesters who stormed a Michigan Walmart on “Black Friday” in 2012 have landed in hot water with the National Labor Relations Board.

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MN union drive moves ahead in shadow of Supreme Court case

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Minnesota, News, Supreme Court, unions  /  No Comments

MN'S BIGGEST UNION ELECTION EVER?  SEIU continues organization drive aimed at  thousands of MN personal care attendants despite pending Supreme Court case that could change the ground rules.

By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The future of public employee unions for state-paid personal care attendants remains up in the air as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs an Illinois case, but you’d never know it by the organizing drive underway to from a sister union in Minnesota.

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AARP working with state to sell government retirement accounts

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Minnesota, News, Pensions, public sector, State Government, unions  /  No Comments

RETIRE THIS: Should state governments be getting into the business of selling and administering retirement accounts for private sector workers? Photo copyright MN House of Representatives.

The state government may struggle to balance a budget and fix insolvent pension accounts, but that isn’t stopping it from thinking about hawking a state-run retirement savings account.

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