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Nurses represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association voted overwhelmingly to call for a second unfair labor practice strike on Allina Health and reject the hospital negotiators' latest offer on a new three-year contract.
On Monday, airport workers put their employer, Air Serv, and the Metropolitan Airports Commission on notice they are tired of waiting and will strike if no progress is made toward better working conditions and the right to form a union.
Led by the Minnesota AFL-CIO, unions across Minnesota plan four “Days of Action” as part of the Labor 2016 political effort. The goal is to turn out union members and their families to vote in the Nov. 8 elections.
Food service workers – many of them with decades of experience – are calling on Mayo Clinic to explain its decision to subcontract their jobs. They say the outsourcing could diminish the quality of service to patients.
The effort to raise the minimum wage for more than 100,000 Minneapolis workers hit a speed bump Wednesday when the City Council voted against putting the issue on the November ballot – but advocates pledged to press on through the courts and in the streets.
The Minnesota Nurses Association will take an offer from Allina Health to members later this month, but say the company has refused to bargain in good faith and another strike by 4,800 registered nurses is possible.