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Some 3,800 registered nurses began picketing at 7 a.m. Monday at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Abbott Northwestern and Phillips Eye Institute in Minneapolis, Unity Hospital in Fridley and United Hospital in St. Paul.
Advocates of a $15 minimum wage in Minneapolis said the Minnesota Supreme Court’s decision striking the issue from the November ballot will not slow their efforts – and they vowed to press for action by city officials.
Chances are, you’ve got some in your cupboard: Ritz Crackers, Wheat Thins, Oreos, Chips Ahoy. And now there’s a very high chance that the crackers and cookies you are eating were made in Mexico – putting hundreds of Americans out of work.
A strike has been averted at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and workers have moved one step closer toward union representation with an agreement announced Monday between Air Serv Corporation and Service Employees International Union Local 26.
Advocates for a $15 minimum wage in Minneapolis will rally Wednesday outside City Hall, the day after the Minnesota Supreme Court hears the city’s appeal of a judge’s ruling that the matter should be on the November ballot.
Earlier this month, Mayo Clinic basked in the news it was ranked No. 1 on the “Best Hospitals Honor Roll.” But Wednesday, the health care giant garnered publicity of a different sort as protestors, including state legislators, raised questions about its plan to contract out food service operations.