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February 4, 2016
Labor Corner: Recalling the Mesabi Iron Range strike
WORTHINGTON — Northern Minnesota, circa 1905. Immigrant miners primarily from Finland, Italy and from Eastern Europe work 12 hours a day and seven days a week mining iron ore on the Mesabi Range for the Oliver Mining Company. The immigrants mostly do not speak English. The Oliver...
February 4, 2016 - 9:29pm
December 28, 2015
Letter: JBS, union leaders need to do more for employees
By John Terhark, Worthington On Friday, Dec. 5, in an article written by John Spiegelhoff and Dale Moerke titled “With unions, everyone benefits,” the concept of union workers bonding together to improve their wages, hours and working conditions is right. However, it is not the...
December 28, 2015 - 9:39pm
October 1, 2015
Labor Corner: A look at the Big Umbrella
WORTHINGTON — Robert Fulghum is a well-known American author who wrote a famous poem — one that you may heard of — called “All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” The poem was based on values and lessons we learn as children. One of lines of this poem reads as follows:...
October 1, 2015 - 9:55pm
September 3, 2015
Labor Corner: A false narrative about teachers
WORTHINGTON — Communities do not operate in isolation. Quite the opposite is true. We rely upon one another, celebrate the talents we all bring to our community and appreciate the professions which nurture the next generation. So why has it become political sport to malign the...
September 3, 2015 - 5:18pm
September 2, 2015
Letter: "These people" in UFCW understand proposal
By Dale Moerke, Luverne As a dues-paying member of UFCW Local 1161, I would like to share a different opinion then that of my union brother in his letter of Aug. 31, “Union Strong? JBS employee thinks not.” * An hourly wage increase. * A one-time bonus payment. * A reduction...
September 2, 2015 - 5:50pm
August 31, 2015
Letter: Union strong? JBS employee thinks not
By John Terhark, Worthington I have worked at the Worthington meatpacking plant, currently JBS, for more than 30 years, and I was always under the impression that a union was there to stand up for and protect the members. I thought that the union was there to look out for the best...
August 31, 2015 - 5:02pm
August 30, 2015
Potential regulation change could mean overtime for millions
FARGO, N.D. — The U.S. Department of Labor recently initiated a process that could significantly boost the pay for millions of Americans now exempt from overtime requirements under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, which has gone largely unaltered since it was passed in...
August 30, 2015 - 8:24pm
August 4, 2015
Letter: Prevailing wage law not to blame on broadband
By Dale Moerke, Luverne In the July 29 edition of the Daily Globe, the story “Making progress: Luverne’s economic development efforts highlighted during lieutenant governor visit” had me scratching my head. Rock County Administrator Kyle Oldre states he is concerned if 100...
August 4, 2015 - 7:28pm
July 30, 2015
Minnesota's new minimum wage will be highest in Midwest
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota will rise above its regional peers in minimum wage Saturday, as the state’s new $9 per hour rate begins Aug. 1. The bump is part of a three-part increase, which will see the minimum wage rise to $9.50 next year, and incremental raises tied to inflation...
July 30, 2015 - 9:03pm
June 4, 2015
Column: Remember NAFTA and CAFTA? Well, here comes SHAFTA
By John Spiegelhoff and Dale Moerke WORTHINGTON — Have you ever gone to your local American car dealership and inquired where your car was made? You should probably pay attention, as you will find that an American-made car is not always made in America. Do you remember back...
June 4, 2015 - 4:37pm
May 26, 2015
U.S. labor secretary touts parental leave during Twin Cities visit
ST. PAUL — U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said Tuesday paid parental-leave policies will be instituted from the “bottom up,” led by cities, state agencies and private-sector employers, as the need to retain workers increases in Minnesota and throughout the country. Under...
May 26, 2015 - 9:43pm
April 30, 2015
Column: As unions go, so goes middle class
WORTHINGTON — “Today in America, unions have a secure place in our industrial life. Only a handful of reactionaries harbor the ugly thought of breaking unions and depriving working men and women of the right to join the union of their choice. I have no use for those — regardless...
April 30, 2015 - 4:25pm
April 6, 2015
Capitol decisions influence local businesses
WORTHINGTON — Jim Pumarlo, director of communication for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, visited Worthington last week to discuss how bills...
April 6, 2015 - 9:20pm
March 19, 2015
Minnesota continues to add jobs, with jobless rate steady
ST. PAUL — Minnesota employers added 11,800 jobs in February and the state jobless rate stayed steady at 3.7 percent, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The agency also announced revised figures from January, reducing the number of jobs...
March 19, 2015 - 8:05pm
March 5, 2015
Letter: ‘Right to work’ actually a misnomer
JOHN SPIEGELHOFF and DALE MOERKE WORTHINGTON — A group of people decide to go out to eat. Everyone in the group knows that they will receive a bill when they finish eating. Two people in the group decide that the others will need to pay their dinner bill despite partaking in...
March 5, 2015 - 9:04pm