Minnesota Nurses hold Informational Picket

“I keep a close watch on this heart of mine I keep my eyes wide open all the time I keep the ends out for the tie that binds Because you’re mine, I walk the line” –Johnny Cash. Hundreds of nurses organized an informational picket the week of August 19, calling for fair wages and […]

Minnesota Gets Tough on Wage Theft

It is frightening to imagine showing up for work, shift after shift, for a paycheck that may or may not materialize until days or weeks after it has been promised. How difficult it must be to repeat that promise to a daycare provider while dropping off a child on the way to work, standing in […]

Why I Joined NWU After Retirement

I’m a union member. It’s hard for me to describe how empowering those words feel after a 35-year career without the safety net of union membership. But as a writer, let me see if I can tell you my story in 550 words or less. When I took a $13,000/year job as a reporter in […]