Minnesota Vikings Executive Vice President Lester Bagley says the team is in a “difficult position”. There is pressure on the team and other NFL teams to not use the Washington Redskins name when promoting the game because the name is racist. Bagley says the Vikings are “obligated” to promote the Redskins, but is going to provide opportunities the week of the game for opponents of the name to be heard.
(Photo by Zachary Bielinski) The Board of Regents reviews University President Eric Kaler’s 2016-17 biennial budget proposal on Sept. 12, 2014, at the McNamara Alumni Center. The president’s plan extends the existing tuition freeze for students paying in-state tuition and includes graduates and professional students.
Come next year, the University of Minnesota’s tuition freeze could cover more students.
(Taken from video by University of Minnesota Labor Education Service)
Building on efforts by fast food workers and others to demand higher pay, workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport called on the Metropolitan Airports Commission to institute a minimum wage of $15 an hour.
(Photo courtesy of California Labor Federation) Governor Jerry Brown recently signed state legislation to allow more than 6.5 million workers to earn paid sick days on the job.
Some 41% of Minnesota workers lack access to even a single day of earned sick time, a new report finds. Those who have the most difficulty taking time off from work when they are sick include low-income workers and those employed in food service and other jobs where they are in regular contact with the public.
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