One year after their strike ended, nurses represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association have taken formal steps to redress ongoing staffing issues at Allina Health hospitals in the Twin Cities, which were mutually agreed to in the 2016 contract agreement.
Nutrition Services workers in the St. Paul School District – the lowest paid employees in the district – have voted to authorize a strike if wages aren’t raised in contract negotiations. Their fight adds new urgency to the campaign for a $15 minimum wage in the City of St. Paul.
Registered nurse volunteers on the ground in Puerto Rico are warning that dire conditions - and a glacially slow federal relief effort - are threatening a growing health calamity for millions of residents, according to reports compiled by National Nurses United.
Members of AFSCME – the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees – delivered vans full of donations to Duluth’s Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center as part of the union’s annual convention.
By Mark Gruenberg, Press Associates Union News Service
Letter Carrier Deborah Ochetti of Burnsville has received the National Association of Letter Carriers’ award as Humanitarian of the Year. She was honored Oct. 4 along with several Letter Carriers from across the nation who were cited as heroes.
Minnesota Academics United will not pursue an appeal of the state Court of Appeals ruling to divide non-tenure-track and term/tenure-track faculty at the University of Minnesota into separate bargaining units. Instead, the group is pulling the union election for faculty and “moving forward as one united faculty by forming a workers’ association.”