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The effort to form a faculty union at the University of Minnesota moved forward with a ruling by the state Bureau of Mediation Services affirming that 1,500 tenure-track and 1,000 contingent faculty should be in one bargaining unit.
Some 125 non-union workers at the Mayo Clinic are seeking to join their unionized counterparts in SEIU Healthcare Minnesota to take on the health care giant’s plan to contract out their food service jobs.
Striking Allina Health nurses joined advocates for a $15 minimum wage Monday in a march through north Minneapolis that highlighted the connections among the many businesses that profit off of poverty – and the need for elected officials to take action.
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.