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.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide two cases with potentially devastating effects on workers. One would deprive workers of the right to sue employers who steal their wages. The other would undermine the power of workers to bargain collectively through unions.
Members of AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and MAPE, the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, are set to vote on a new contract with the State of Minnesota.