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Anti-war activists stand with striking Minnesota nurses

By Meredith Aby-Keirstead |
September 8, 2016
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Members of the Minnesota Anti-War Committee picket with striking nurses
Members of the Minnesota Anti-War Committee picket with striking nurses (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Minneapolis, MN - Members of the Minnesota Anti-War Committee picketed with the Minnesota Nurses Association at Abbot Northwestern Hospital during rush hour, Sept. 8. The nurses went out on strike on Labor Day.

Jennie Eisert, a Colombian-born activist with the Anti-War Committee, picketed and said, "I am really glad I was here today to stand in solidarity with the nurses. In May I met with workers with SINTRAMIENERGETICA in Colombia. These coal miners have been on strike for three years. Trade unionists in Colombia are threatened by right-wing death squads for organizing. It is important to me and to the Anti-War Committee to support the right to organize both at home and abroad."

The nurses’ strike in ongoing. A fundraiser is being planned for Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at the CWA Hall, 3521 E Lake Street in Minneapolis to raise money for the strike fund.

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