As hospital cuts loom in St. Paul, workers demand accountability, engagement from M Health Fairview

With hundreds of jobs at stake, union nurses and health care workers are sounding the alarm on M Health Fairview’s plan to slash services at two St. Paul hospitals and close 16 clinics across the region. The health system announced plans this month to close Bethesda Hospital, the only COVID-19 specialty hospital in the area, […]

Walz signs historic infrastructure bill from Ironworkers’ training floor

The bill also provides a long-sought emergency rate increase for the state’s home care workers and keeps open two correctional facilities.

Techs at two Allina hospitals begin 48-hour strike for health and safety protections

“Allina needs to take care of all of its employees,” technician Molly Wrobleski said. “Our community deserves better.”

Fighting for pandemic protections, workers at two Allina hospitals set new strike date

At issue is whether some 200 workers maintain pay and benefits if exposed to COVID-19 and forced to quarantine.

HealthPartners workers picket, warn clinic closings will hurt local communities at worst possible time

“We don’t bail on our patients, not during a pandemic, not after the murder of George Floyd, not ever.”

St. Paul nursing home workers want respect for their essential work, and they’re on strike to get it

Cerenity Humboldt Care Center’s proposals in contract talks would actually move some frontline health care heroes backwards.

Pandemic likely to alter unions’ political push, but how? 

Labor groups are working on contingency plans as traditional election work, like door knocking, might not be feasible this year.

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.

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.

Strikes surge nationwide

#RedForEd movement, sluggish wage growth behind big uptick in major work stoppages.