By Mark Gruenberg, Press Associates Union News Service
The U.S. Senate plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, drafted in secret by the Republican majority, sparked a major rally and protests outside the offices of Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.
Twin Cities community members overwhelmingly supported Allina nurses during their historic strike last year. On June 19, members of the Minnesota Nurses Association offered a thank-you gift for that support, purchasing and forgiving the past-due accounts of 1,800 families facing a combined $2.6 million in medical debt.
Union members who provide in-home health services to clients across Minnesota have ratified a new contract with the state that will lift wages, provide holiday pay, boost paid-time off and expand training opportunities for an estimated 27,000 home care workers statewide.
Workers at Seward Co-op grocery in Minneapolis welcomed a special visitor Monday, June 19 — State Representative Ilhan Omar, who walked through the store talking with workers and cheering on their union organizing effort.