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Art by Frizz Kid

This is always a good reminder, especially for those who don’t get a paycheck. 21 more words

Hospital workers take a stand for paid sick time

Nurses and hospital workers today added their voices to the call for guaranteed access to earned sick and safe time for all workers, urging members of the Minneapolis City Council to take up a robust citywide ordinance when they meet Thursday. 342 more words

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Nursing home workers see Fight for $15 as vital to quality care

On the same day over 100 Twin Cities fast-food workers went on strike, area nursing home workers took up the “Fight for $15” as well, rallying outside a Roseville care center for a contract that includes fair wages. 347 more words

Politics

Lack of paid sick days worst for Hispanics, low-wage workers

Forty percent of employed U.S. adults, or about 51 million people, get no paid sick days, forcing them to choose between a paycheck and time off to nurse the flu, take care of a sick family member or visit the doctor, and sometimes risking the loss of their job, according to a report released last month by the nonprofit Institute for Women’s Policy Research. 10 more words

Retail janitors pledge strikes will continue until conditions improve

A day after union janitors walked off the job in an unfair-labor-practices strike, non-union janitors organizing with the Twin Cities-based worker center CTUL did the same, picketing early this morning outside Macy’s on the Nicollet Mall. 472 more words

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Striking janitors: 'We do the dirty work, we deserve a better wage'

Union janitors are setting up picket lines across the Twin Cities today, raising the stakes in their fight to win a $15 minimum wage and address alarming workload issues. 483 more words

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