Protesting Paras

Budget axe falls on School District 197’s frontline workers

Despite putting their health at risk while providing essential care during the pandemic, paraprofessionals in the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools learned Tuesdy night that the district will lay off up to 12 full-time workers from their ranks and replace them with temporary hires.

AFGE Members

Local veterans, workers call out Union Busting at VA

“It’s just another effort to destabilize the VA because, ultimately, they want to privatize the VA,” AFGE District 8 Vice President Gregg James said. “There are trillions of dollars available if millions of veterans have to go downtown to ge their care.”