Thursday February 21, 2019
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BY Kim DeFranco | St. Paul, MN | 1/12/16
Members of the Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) and their supporters “occupied” the Minnesota Governor’s Mansion on Jan. 8. The protest demanded Democratic Governor Dayton give aid to all people in need.
BY Jess Sundin | St. Paul, MN | 1/10/16
Dozens braved near zero temperatures to demand “Justice for Philip Quinn”, a 30-year-old White Earth Ojibwe man killed by St Paul police last September.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 12/16/15
After six difficult months of contract negotiations with management and a hard-hitting contract campaign targeting the inequality of “Two Universities,” the union of 1500 clerical workers at the University of Minnesota, AFSCME 3800, won a tentative agreement Dec.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 10/03/15
On the night of Sept. 29, dozens of educators, students, parents and community members disrupted the Minneapolis Board of Education. Tensions between the community and the board have been rising over the recent adoption of a new $1.2 million district-wide racist reading curriculum for elementary age students, sold by the Utah-based company Reading Horizons.
BY Loretta VanPelt | St. Paul, MN | 9/02/15
Over 75 people gathered in front of the Governor’s Mansion here, Sept. 1, to protest Governor Mark Dayton’s remarks about the Black Lives Matter march that took place at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29. The governor said that march - which drew over 700 people - was “inappropriate.”
BY Linden Gawboy | Minneapolis, MN | 8/26/15
More than 50 demonstrators rallied in front of the office of Senator Klobuchar (D-MN), August 26, to mark the end of the 2014 Israeli/U.S. war on Gaza. Cars driving up and down Washington Avenue honked in support.
BY Loretta VanPelt | St. Paul, MN | 8/11/15
Over 300 people gathered in here, August 10, in a show of solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri and to remember the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown at the hands of the police.
BY staff | Fridley, MN | 8/03/15
On July 14, 345 Hospital Workers at Unity Hospital in Fridley, a first ring suburb of Minneapolis, voted by a roughly 60% majority to join SEIU Healthcare MN. The new bargaining unit includes Nursing Assistants, Dietary Aides, Patient Care Techs, Health Unit Coordinators, Environmental Services Aides and other job classes.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 8/02/15
Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are considering bringing all the legislators from around the state, 201 of them, to talk about giving zero-interest loans and tax breaks to resort and business owners, claiming they will ‘suffer’ because the walleye fishing season is ending early on one lake - Lake Mille Lacs, in east-central Minnesota. Leaders of Minnesota’s low-income community are furious.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 7/25/15
Dozens of protesters gathered at the intersection of Summit and Snelling Avenues here, July 24, to remember last summer’s war on Gaza.
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