May 3, 2016

Minn. SLD Qualy, “CP fatalities preventable”

Fox 9 reports that a fatality that occurred last week during a crew change on Canadian Pacific may have been preventable. In an interview with the news channel, Minnesota State Legislative Director Phil Qualy said that CP could have taken action to move the crew changes to a safer area, but took no action. Qualy […]

Minn. Board to hold meeting for furloughed members

The Minnesota State Legislative Board is hosting a meeting Monday, December 21, 2015, in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Education and Economic Development (MN DEED). The meeting will be held at the South St. Paul VFW 295, 111 Exchange St., St. Paul, from 5:00 pm. through 6:00 p.m. MN DEED will be focusing on […]

Canadian Pacific Railway cutting Minn. jobs

Canadian Pacific Railway has furloughed approximately 30 workers in recent months from its operation in Thief River Falls, Minn., according to union officials. The job cuts are among roughly 90 furloughs at CP sites across Minn. that the United Transportation Union has counted since October 2012, part of what the union says are aggressive job […]

Minnesota members help defeat anti-labor bill

With the adjournment of the 2012 Minnesota legislative session, the Minnesota AFL-CIO, along with the UTU and other AFL-CIO member organizations, has succeeded in defending against right-to-work (for less) legislation introduced by Tea Party Republicans. “The AFL-CIO lobbying team held every Democratic Farm Labor Party legislator in support of a Working Family Agenda that included […]

UTU reaches agreement with Progressive Rail

MINNEAPOLIS — The United Transportation Union and Progressive Rail have finalized a first-time collective bargaining agreement for Progressive Rail train and engine workers represented by the UTU. Progressive Rail is a shortline with four locations around Minneapolis, interchanging with major railroads. UTU International Vice President John Previsich, who assisted in the negotiations – aided by […]

UTU aiding locked out workers in six states

UTU locals and state legislative boards in Minnesota and North Dakota are collecting non-perishable foods to aid union brothers and sisters who have been locked out of their jobs in six states by American Crystal Sugar (Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International) and Cooper Tire & Rubber (United Steel Workers). This Journey for […]