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Volunteer plumbers fanned out across the Twin Cities, Mankato and Rochester Saturday for the annual “Water’s Off” program sponsored by trade unions and union contractor associations. They provided repairs to the homes of more than 100 low-income seniors and homeowners with disabilities.
When Republican leaders in Congress decided to pull their controversial American Health Care Act on Friday, it was after they had heard from scores of nursing home managers and workers in towns like Balaton, Minnesota.
The health care bill being rushed through the U.S. Congress could cause “an unimaginable amount of harm” to nursing home residents and communities in Greater Minnesota, administrators and workers said Friday.
Workers whose jobs making Oreos and other snacks have been moved to Mexico held a “Social Media Day of Action” Thursday to call attention to the actions of Nabisco/Mondelez. It marked the one-year anniversary of the layoffs of more than 600 workers from Nabisco’s Chicago bakery.