Food service workers in Hastings schools set Feb. 7 strike date

Food service workers today put the Hastings public school district on notice of their intent to strike Feb. 7 unless the two sides reach agreement on a new union contract before then. “We’re united, and we’re ready to strike if the district won’t pay us what we’re worth and stop nickel-and-diming us about our working […]

Minnesota nurses call off strike, claim ‘historic victory’ in contract campaign

Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association called off a planned three-week strike Dec. 6 after reaching tentative agreements on new contracts covering 15,000 nurses at seven hospital systems in the Twin Cities and Duluth areas. The proposed three-year contracts, if ratified, would raise metro nurses’ wages by 18% and, according to the union, would give […]

St. Paul school employees vote to strike, plan rally Tuesday

Contract talks covering 265 workers began in April, but the district has refused to meet union members’ demands on wages, training, remote work and other issues. 

Mental health workers strike: ‘Allina does not respect us in the slightest’

Mental health workers at two Twin Cities hospitals wrapped up a three-day strike Wednesday, with union members rallying on the picket line outside Abbott Northwestern and vowing not to be bullied in contract negotiations with Allina Health. “It has been quite evident that Allina does not respect us in the slightest,” said Jordan Cich, a […]

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.