Home care workers, clients push Congress to act on ‘jobs, care, justice’

Investing in the care economy is also a matter of racial and economic justice, advocates said.

Unions say Minnesota’s new labor board is ‘superior in every way,’ but its future remains uncertain

The fate of a newly opened state agency dedicated to keeping public-sector labor disputes out of court hangs in the balance as Minnesota lawmakers negotiate a new, two-year budget.

In meeting with Smith, home care workers, clients back Biden plan to fund ‘caregiving infrastructure’

“We are all depending on the women doing this work to keep all of our lives going,” home care worker Jacqueline Kelly told the senator. “And what could be more valuable than that?” 

After nearing strike at Allina, SEIU members at local hospitals ratify new contracts

Earlier this month, essential workers at United Hospital and seven other Allina Health facilities were ready to strike for a fair contract that respects their service on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the 4,000 members of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota struck a last-minute agreement with Allina and overwhelmingly ratified the new contract. “We […]

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.