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When Republican leaders in Congress decided to pull their controversial American Health Care Act on Friday, it was after they had heard from scores of nursing home managers and workers in towns like Balaton, Minnesota.
Managers and workers sent a unified message that the plan would have undermined both the federal Medicaid system and reforms made by state lawmakers to provide adequate funding to long-term care in Greater Minnesota.
The health care bill being rushed through the U.S. Congress could cause “an unimaginable amount of harm” to nursing home residents and communities in Greater Minnesota, administrators and workers said Friday.
Workers whose jobs making Oreos and other snacks have been moved to Mexico held a “Social Media Day of Action” Thursday to call attention to the actions of Nabisco/Mondelez. It marked the one-year anniversary of the layoffs of more than 600 workers from Nabisco’s Chicago bakery.
Franklin Street Bakery workers donated more than $1,000 from their “Taste of Justice” event to a local food shelf and called on their employer to sign a neutrality agreement so they can unionize to improve their wages and working conditions.
Chanting “Exploitation has got to go!” dozens of farm workers and supporters converged on the Wendy’s restaurant in north Minneapolis Monday, calling on the company to honor the human rights of the workers who help produce their food.
As part of an on-going campaign to stop the privatization of Medicare and Social Security, union and Working America members delivered petitions signed by several hundred Minnesotans to the St. Paul office of U.S. Senator Al Franken Monday.
Labor Notes, an independent labor publication, is hosting a “Troublemakers School” on Saturday, March 18, at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. The school will focus on strategies for addressing the challenges facing workers and communities.
With time running out in this year’s legislative session, workers urged lawmakers to make permanent a policy that provides up to six weeks of paid parental leave for state employees who have babies or adopt children.