Wednesday September 26, 2018
| Last update: Tuesday at 6:03 PM
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.
BY Luscely Flores | Milwaukee, WI | 6/27/15
More than 50 youth, teachers and community members gathered outside the Hefner Conference Center, June 25, to let County Executive Chris Abele know that Milwaukee does not support his attacks against our working class-communities.
BY staff | Spring Lake Park, MN | 5/17/15
On May 16, the Minnesota Chapter of American Muslims for Palestine and the Al-Aqsa Institute of Minnesota recognized the Minnesota-based Anti-War Committee for their Palestine solidarity work at “The Return is our Destiny,” which was the theme of the 14th Annual Palestine Day.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 4/06/15
On the evening of April 2, students, staff and faculty of the University of Minnesota gathered for the People’s State of the University, an event held an hour after the university's official State of the University address given by President Eric Kaler.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 2/27/15
Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) members gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol Feb. 26 to demand that legislators pass bills to double the welfare grants and give aid to all in need. After a rally outside single-degree temperatures, the women proceeded to the offices of every single lawmaker in the State Office Building. They held signs and, in a tag team chain, gave out Past Due notices and information sheets to the desks of the politicians.
BY Mick Kelly | St. Paul, MN | 1/06/15
The chant “What do we want? Raise the grants! When do we want it? Now!” boomed throughout the Minnesota State Capitol building, Jan. 6, as low-income people marched in demanding that the legislature double welfare grants and pass a law that will provide immediate assistance to all in need. The protest, organized by the Welfare Rights Committee, coincided with opening day of the 2015 legislative session.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 1/05/15
On Jan. 6, at 11:30 a.m., members of the Welfare Rights Committee will gather outside the capitol as legislators file into the building for the opening day of the legislative session. Protesters will form a line outdoors, on the corner of Martin Luther King Blvd. across from the State Office Building. After that, they will visit legislators’ offices and hand-deliver “Past Due” notices.
BY staff | St. Pauls, Minnesota | 9/04/14
Members of the Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) gathered outside Governor Mark Dayton’s mansion here, Sept. 4, to demand the governor, along with the Minnesota state government, provide public assistance to everyone who needs it and that they increase the welfare grants.
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