Nurses’ picket lines swell with community, labor support

The Minnesota Nurses Association’s trademark red radiated from picket lines outside Twin Cities hospitals during the union’s three-day strike Sept. 12-14, but nurses were far from alone. Elected officials, union leaders and supporters from the community bolstered nurses’ ranks, honking horns, joining picket lines and dropping off coffee and treats for the health care heroes […]

MN nurses double down on staffing demands with historic, three-day strike

Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association returned to work Sept. 15 after a record-breaking, three-day strike at hospitals in the Twin Cities and Duluth that energized their fight for contracts that put patients before profits. Believed to be the largest nursing strike in Minnesota history, the walkout covered 15,000 union members and brought picket lines […]

Hospital nurses in Twin Cities, Duluth vote to authorize strike

Nurses at 15 Minnesota hospitals voted yesterday to authorize a strike, after union negotiators accused health care executives of refusing to bargain contracts that protect the safety of their patients and address the crisis facing their profession. “What we are being forced to do is totally against every ethical principal that we have,” Minnesota Nurses […]

After March strike, MN Epilepsy Group workers settle contract that preserves longevity pay

The contract covers 60 EEG technologists, who provide brain-wave testing to patients at hospitals and clinics across the Twin Cities.

Psych workers at M Health, Allina strike during Mental Health Awareness Month

How do you observe Mental Health Awareness Month when the crisis in your workplace continues to worsen? Over 400 mental health workers in the Twin Cities answered that question yesterday by going on strike for union contracts that address safety concerns and low wages in their industry. The one-day strike over unfair labor practices brought […]

‘Insulting’ wage offer prompts strike at MN Epilepsy Group

Workers called the five-day strike after management stuck to its demand for annual wage increases of less than 1% in last-ditch contract negotiations Tuesday.

St. Paul educators settle contract, pivot to supporting Minneapolis strikers

With a tentative agreement in hand, St. Paul educators urged support for their union siblings in Minneapolis, where 4,000 members of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and its chapter of education support professionals began an open-ended strike yesterday.

Health care workers put MN Epilepsy Group on notice of intent to strike

Barring a last-ditch agreement, SEIU members said they plan to begin their strike March 14, with picketing both at the employer’s headquarters in Roseville and at hospitals where union members work. 

Educators in St. Paul, Minneapolis vote to strike over student-centered demands

Union members who voted “yes” said they were hopeful the vote would be a catalyst for movement in negotiations with the district, which began last May and have since entered mediation.

Community rallies around refinery workers as Marathon lockout enters third week

Each day the lockout continues, Teamsters warn, Marathon is putting its workers and surrounding communities at risk.