- 10:30 a.m. – AT&T, one of the world’s largest and most profitable corporations, has taken Minnesota’s Department of Labor to federal court to prevent the agency from enforcing MN STATUTE 181.9413 SICK LEAVE BENEFITS; CARE OF RELATIVES ACT. For over a year and a half AT&T has stubbornly refused to recognize this law for its employees with over 25 years of service with the company. Union members who have had to take leave to care for medical issues with their children, grandchildren, spouses, siblings and parents have been denied the paid time under the law. AT&T workers and supporters will rally outside the federal building and then pack the courtroom. We want our strong and dignified presence to be a reminder of the human factor. We want them to see the faces of the people actually effected by AT&T’s arrogant refusal to comply with the law. Minneapolis U.S. District Court, 300 S. 4th St, Minneapolis.
- 11:45 a.m. – Gov. Dayton and Congressman Nolan will tour storm damage in the Brainerd-Lakes area. The first meeting will be with resort owners at 11:45 a.m., followed by the helicopter flyover and then a stop at the relief center for meetings with officials and residents. The delegation will also meet with the press and make a stop at the Grand View Lodge in Nisswa.
- 9 a.m. – Anyone interested in marching in the Rondo Days parade with the St. Paul DFL can meet at the parade line-up at St. Peter Claver Church, 1060 Central Ave. W, St. Paul, Unit #35.
- 11 a.m. – The African American Caucus is seeking volunteers to work at its booth to register voters at the Rondo Days Festival between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The event will take place at 560 Concordia Ave., St. Paul. For more information, please contact the Caucus secretary at secretary.DFLAAC@gmail.com
- 11 a.m. – The first marker to commemorate the 1934 Minneapolis Teamsters strikes, one of the great watershed moments in the history of the American labor movement, is being installed in downtown Minneapolis. The marker will be unveiled in a ceremony beginning at 701 N 3rd St., Minneapolis.
- 1 p.m. – Senate District 59 DFL hosts “A Picnic with the Party.” This free event is being held at North Commons Park, 1801 James Av. N., Minneapolis. Food, music and kids’ activities.
Mark your calendars
- July 25 – The Kanabec County DFL will host our annual Post-Parade Reception at the Masonic Hall, 800 S Union St, Mora. The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. Join the Kanabec DFL for hotdogs and discussion.
- July 30 – The Minnesota Nurses Association would like to cordially invite you to the Medicare turns 50 Birthday BBQ Bash on Thursday, July 30 from 5 – 8 p.m. in St. Paul. Medicare is an American as apple pie (Protect Improve Expand Medicare) so join us for an all American birthday BBQ, as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Medicare, one of the greatest social safety net pieces of legislation ever signed into law and what we hope to be the basis of a single payer system for our entire nation. Highland Park Picnic Shelter, 1227 Montreal Ave. St. Paul.
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