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Thousands of Nurses begin historic three-day strike

About 15,000 Nurses stepped out on a historic three-day strike at 16 nurses across the Twin Cities and Twin Ports on Monday. The strike is the largest private-sector Nurses strike in U.S. history. Essentia and St. Luke’s Nurses have been

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Nurses to rally on Sunday, Sept. 11

On Sunday, September 11, Twin Ports nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association will gather with community supporters ahead of their historic strike which is set to begin Monday. At the community gathering on Sunday, nurses and supporters will hear from

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Minnesota Nurses Association announces intent for three-day strike

Describing today as a “somber day,” Minnesota Nurses Association President Mary Turner announced that thousands of nurses will strike for three days at 15 properties around the state, including Duluth, starting Sept. 12. “Over a decade ago, 12,000 nurses went

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Nurses in Twin Ports, Twin Cities vote to strike

Nurses gathered in the basement of the Duluth Labor Temple on Tuesday, the day after the Minnesota Nurses Association held and announced the results of its strike vote. “We are taking this unprecedented step for patient safety, to improve staff

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Nurses to hold strike vote

MNA Nurses in the Twin Ports will be among those holding a strike vote on Monday as 15,000 nurses fight for fair contracts to hold healthcare executives accountable to put patients before profits. If passed by a supermajority of nurses,

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Bakk announces retirement

Sen. Tom Bakk, the Democratic senator turned Independent from Cook, is retiring from state politics, nearly 30 years after he was first elected to the Legislature.One of the staunchest supporters of the Iron Range, its mining and its idiosyncratic culture,

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Volunteer, donate to Labor Day Picnic

Please contact Central Labor Body President Beth McCuskey about donating to the Labor Day Picnic Fund or if you’re interested in volunteering. We need your help to make this a great event!

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State Fed endorses in statewide races

The Minnesota AFL-CIO’s Committee on Political Education (COPE) kicked off the Labor Federation’s “Labor 2022” political program by endorsing Governor Tim Walz, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, Attorney General Keith Ellison, Secretary of State Steve Simon, and State Auditor Julie Blaha

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Friends, colleagues remember Dennis Frazier

Longtime AFSCME leader Dennis Frazier died earlier this month, shortly after retirement. Frazier was a leader in both AFSCME and the Labor movement as a whole. He had delayed retirement from his decades of work in St. Louis County in

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Report: MN’s Amazon facilities have high injury rate

As the U.S. grapples with a shortage of workers in the warehousing industry, a new analysis from the National Employment Law Project (NELP) reveals extreme worker injury rates, high turnover, racial pay inequities, and harmful surveillance and discipline practices at

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