Posts Tagged ‘MN’

Oct
2013
3

Striking LiUNA! 563 Cretex Workers Gain MN Gov’s Support, May Be Joined by IUOE Local 49

Striking LiUNA! 563 Cretex Workers Gain MN Gov's Support, May Be Joined by IUOE Local 49
  Workers at the Minnesota company Cretex, represented by LiUNA! Local 563, have been on strike for over 100 days in an attempt to avoid having their retirement packages slashed by 80 percent. The work stoppage has caused road construction delays which Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Transportation can no longer bare....
Jul
2013
9

Unions Pour Cash, Solidarity Into LiUNA! Local 563 Strike Fund to Keep Picket Against Cretex Alive

Unions Pour Cash, Solidarity Into LiUNA! Local 563 Strike Fund to Keep Picket Against Cretex Alive
  In late June we wrote about members of the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA!) Local 563 striking in Minnesota against their employer, Cretex, because the company is trying to scrap their pensions. Health benefits were set to run out on June 30th, but union solidarity had the cure for that: a strike [&hellip...
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Jun
2013
26

Without a Contract All Year, LiUNA! Local 563 Goes on Strike as Cretex Tries to Pillage Pensions

Without a Contract All Year, LiUNA! Local 563 Goes on Strike as Cretex Tries to Pillage Pensions
  Members of Minnesota’s Laborers International Union of America (LiUNA!) Local 563 hit the picket line last week after negotiations broke down between 40 construction craft laborers and the manufacturer Cretex. ¬†Working without a contract since the beginning of 2013, workers authorized a strike claiming management has failed to meet...