MN nurses union backs mask mandate

Nurses say masks could help “stave off a resurgence of the vicious COVID-19 virus that has ravaged this state.”

Unions hold vigil for workers exposed to COVID-19

“To workers who have contracted COVID, this is for you,” Minnesota Nurses Association President Mary Turner said.

Unions move quickly to keep tradespeople safe on jobsites

Union leaders are taking COVID-19 – and their members’ concerns about the pandemic – seriously.

Grocery workers ask you to #ShopSmart during pandemic

“It’s about keeping yourself safe, keeping the workers safe and keeping the community safe,” UFCW Local 1189 President Jennifer Christensen said.

Jigme Ugen: Asian American workers facing two pandemics

Racist resentment against Asian Pacific Americans is a recurring pattern in American history, and it’s rearing its ugly head during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources for workers impacted by COVID-19 response

Efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19 are creating immediate economic hardship for many working families, but help is available during the crisis.

With N-95 collection drive, nurses gear up for challenge ahead

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota grows higher, prompting the state’s health care system to brace for a wave of hospitalizations, registered nurses are holding a collection drive at their union headquarters in St. Paul to stock up on personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies. The public’s support in just the […]

Unions push pandemic response leaving no worker behind

Unions seek protective gear, emergency sick leave, bonding bill as part of pandemic response.

Outbreak adds urgency to janitors’ push for sick pay

The epidemic puts a grim spotlight on access to sick leave in the U.S.