FRONTLINE has done an exhaustive investigation into the role that state governments and Wall Street have to privatize public pensions resulting in a "multi-trillion-dollar hole."
In their most recent episodes journalists Marcela Gaviria, Martin Smith, and Nick Verbitsky, "go inside the volatile fight over pensions playing out in Kentucky and examine the broader consequences for teachers, police, firefighters and other public employees everywhere."
Workers and business owners highlighted the need for stronger wage theft laws at the Minnesota Capitol on February 6. The hearing before the Minnesota House Labor Committee was the first stop for HF6, a bipartisan bill that would set rules and penalties for employers who fail to pay wages earned by their employees.
Flanked by families and organizations with Minnesotans for Paid Family and Medical Leave (MPFML), Tuesday lead bill authors, Rep. Laurie Halverson in the House and Sen. Susan Kent in the Senate as well as Speaker of the House, Melissa Hortman unveiled the Paid Family and Medical Leave policy
Eventually, the federal government shutdown will reach a tipping point, federal employees told U.S. Reps. Angie Craig and Betty McCollum in a roundtable discussion arranged by their unions at the St. Paul Labor Center Friday.
Tim Walz was sworn in as Minnesota's 41st governor, while Peggy Flanagan became lieutenant governor. Keith Ellison took over as Attorney General while Julie Blaha became auditor. Steve Simon will begin a second term as secretary of state.