Betty Cooks is 62 and was all set to celebrate her 26th anniversary at HCMC in May. She’s only a few years from retirement. But the recently announced layoffs of about 200 employees and the reassignments of numerous others have the Local 977 member wondering if she’ll be forced to retire early, and how she’ll ever afford to do so.
An investigation by Workday Minnesota found wage theft is larger and more widespread than most people realize. Minnesotans are losing millions of dollars every year.