Firing of baggage handler may spur Metropolitan Airports Commission to adopt labor ordinance

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Delta Air Lines baggage handler Kip Hedges, fired for speaking out about low wages at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, took his case to the Metropolitan Airports Commission Monday – and commissioners said they will consider endorsing worker rights through a “labor peace ordinance.”

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Shovel it

We have not gotten a lot of snow this season but I noticed that when it does snow there are several businesses and condo complexes in my neighborhood that do not clear the walks.

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Is there a fix for Cathedral Hill's parking woes?

In a 7-0 vote, the St Paul City Council recently approved a somewhat controversial liquor license for The Salt Cellar restaurant on the NW corner of Selby & Dale in Cathedral Hill.

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Minneapolis approves additional funding for small business support

(Photo by Ron Reiring published under Creative Commons License)

The City of Minneapolis recently passed new funding to support its Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) providers. B-TAP now has over a million dollars in funding, including $500,000 approved on Friday, Dec. 12 by the Minneapolis City Council. B-TAP provides services to support new and growing Minneapolis businesses. 

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Housing costs stretch budgets across the state

More than 600,000 households in Minnesota face very high housing costs when they pay their mortgages or sign their rent checks. In 63 out of 87 counties, at least one in every four households spends at least 30 percent of their income on their home. This reality is mapped out in our project with Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Mapping Minnesota’s Future to Shared Opportunities.

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MSP airport workers win paid sick leave

Workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport celebrate a new policy qualifying them for paid sick leave.

Workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will qualify for paid sick leave under a new policy adopted Monday by the Metropolitan Airports Commission. The decision is being hailed as a groundbreaking move that will benefit thousands of workers.

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What will become of Dinkytown’s Southeast Library?

(Photo by Bill Huntzicker) The Southeast Library, designed by the late Ralph Rapson to be a credit union, has operated in its Dinkytown building since 1967.

Dinkytown could soon lose its public library, but Hennepin County will ultimately decide if that's worth it, or if they should replace or upgrade it.

The four neighborhoods that surround the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis are underserved by library services and space, said a consultant who organized a study that could be the first step toward determining whether the Southeast Library at Dinkytown will be updated or replaced.

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What if we took half the seats out of buses?

You clicked this post! Thank you! I am sorry for titling it with a question. That’s terrible. However, I have a question:

What if we took half the seats out of buses?

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OPINION | Shut up and work: The question of free speech on the job

"Discussing political views is not advisable." This 1905 rule for Iowa teachers apparently also applies to Delta Air Lines workers in 2014.

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Sofia Gronquist: Why you should tip...

Being a server means your income is based on minimum wage, and the amount of tips you earn. Serving in America is a hard job. Surviving as server means you depend on many factors for your income.

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