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Twin Cities Pride is the last weekend of June, and we are looking for volunteers to help us at our booth at Loring Park in Minneapolis on Saturday, June 27 from 10am – 6pm and Sunday, June 28 from 10am – 4pm. Shifts are roughly two hours long. If you’re interested, please contact Tamara tjones@ufcw1189.org  know so we have a general idea of who is coming when! 

Alicia Yopihua, Romualdo Romero, Julio Romero, and Demecio Romero have worked cleaning the Lexus of Wayzata, Village Chevrolet, and Auto Bargain Center Lot for ROC Commerical Cleaning and subcontractors of ROC for the past 8 years. As of last week, they were earning less than they were making eight years ago.  On June 9, they participated in a one-day strike together with workers from 7 other companies for better wages and working conditions. That same day, the ROC cut the contract of their subcontractor and the workers were forced to turn in their keys.

The City of St. Paul and the Ford Site Planning Task Force cordially invite members of the public to a meeting about how the future Ford Site redevelopment can manage stormwater, waste water and solid waste; provide amenities such as trees, vegetation and art; and recognize the site's history.  Learn about the City's approach and share your thoughts.

Reposted from Workday Minnesota:Unions and other progressive organizations are sorting through the flurry of bills passed in the final days of the Minnesota Legislature’s 2015 session, including the likelihood of a special session on K-12 education funding.Education Minnesota (link is external), the union of 70,000 educators, described the legislation to increase K-12 and early education funding by $400 million over the next two years as “lackluster.” Governor Mark Dayton

JOBS NOW CoalitionJob Vacancy FACT SHEET—June 2015  In Northwest Minnesota there are 1.4 job seekers for every job opening, according to the updated Job Vacancy Survey from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).*  Job openings grew 32 percent in the last year.**  But full-time openings have not grown as fast as part-time openings.  Over the last year, full-time openings rose 17 percent; part-time openings rose 57 percent.

As you know, after being stalled for weeks, Fast Track was approved by the Senate.  The bill now goes to the House, where the vote is expected to be tight – and we are preparing for a fight that may last through June.

JOBS NOW CoalitionJob Vacancy FACT SHEET—May 2015  Southeast Minnesota Job Openings Are Up; Wage Offers Are DownJob openings in Southeast Minnesota are up 30 percent compared with one year ago, according to the latest Job Vacancy Survey from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).*  The updated survey shows the region with 6,600 job openings, the most openings in 13 years.**But the median wage for all openings dropped to $11.00 per hour.***  DEED’s Cost of Living research shows that the Southeast Minnesota average for a family-supporting wage is $14.50 per ho

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