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Students Protest Union Busting Move At U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Click photo to watch Grad students protest union busting move at U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Graduate students who teach at a University of Wisconsin college say the Dean there has broken his promise to honor their union contract. The students say Dean Rodney Swain of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s College of Letters and Sciences has sent out a letter saying there is no current contract, so UWM would be discontinuing summer tuition remission for the union members. This benefit allowed summer tuition remission for graduating assistants who must take a summer class to fulfill their degree. The union says while cuts to the college’s budget may prompt the administration’s action, it is not right to pay for budget cuts on the backs of graduate workers. The union is pressing Dr. Swain to honor the spirit of his promise of March, 2011 and “do no harm” to workers’ contracts. Continue Reading →

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“US Bank and Wells Fargo Throw Families onto the Street”

Click on Photo to View Video of Tax Day Protest Against Big Banks

More than a hundred demonstrators marched on Tax Day to Wells Fargo’s headquarters, where they held a spirited rally, posted a “bill” for “$21.6 billion Wells Fargo owes the 99%”, and asked the bank to pay its fair share in taxes. Continue Reading →

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Somali Money Transfer Problem a Federal Issue, Says MN DFL

Click photo to watch Thissen's answer about helping resolve Somali remittances

Somali Minnesotans are stuck in limbo because the U.S. Government has pressured banks not to let them wire money home to their families in the war-torn East African nation. They aren’t getting much help from their elected leaders at the State Capitol in St. Paul. Continue Reading →

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GOP Claims Responsibility For MN Surplus: DFL Calls Claim “Laughable”

Click Photo to Watch GOP Sen. Senjem Claim Credit for State Surplus

Minnesota Senate Majority Leader David Senjem (GOP) says his party will claim responsibility for the state’s surplus. House Minority Leader Paul Thissen (DFL) calls that claim “laughable” since most of the money contributing to the surplus has been borrowed. Continue Reading →

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