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More essential workers in the Twin Cities are willing to strike
This Wednesday, members of SEIU Local 284 voted to authorize a strike. Healthcare workers with MN Epilepsy Group have filed notice for a ULP strike.
🚨 First, LES training and skills courses news and updates
The Labor Education Service’s steward training has been rescheduled for March 22.
Share the word and register here.
👪 Attention working parents!
Attend a class on March 17 for working parents struggling to find work life balance and deal with the challenges of Covid and social unrest. This is a space for parents to learn and share tips and available resources as well as a space to discuss these challenges. Register here.
Check out more skills courses and trainings here.
🥪 🪧 “Lunch ladies and burger flippers” are powerful, professional, highly-trained workers willing to strike
After educators with MFT Local 59, its ESP chapter, and SPFE Local 28 have voted to strike, more school employees are joining them.
I spoke with Lavance Dixon, who seemed energized by the union crowd and rally on Wednesday. Read about Dixon and other food service workers here.
🧠 🪧 Healthcare workers, EEG technologists willing to strike
Michael Moore with St. Paul’s Union Advocate (@unionadvocate) has the story on 60 members of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota filing their intent to go on an unfair labor practice strike against their employer, Minnesota Epilepsy Group.
🔥 It’s women’s history month!
Check out this graphic from IUPAT.
⚒️ Celebrate women in construction week March 6-12
Women make up 11% of the construction industry. With the industry expecting to grow 6% in the next decade, adding 400,000 more jobs, women will serve as an essential workforce. Twelve events are scheduled for next week, check them out and register here!
🌉 Biden backs bridges
After giving the state of the union address on Tuesday, president Biden visited Superior, Wisconsin on Wednesday in support of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which allocates funds for bridge repair across the country. With hundreds of millions of dollars headed to Minnesota for infrastructure projects on bridges, roads, clean water, and broadband, we’re still exploring what does this mean for working Minnesotans?
Thank you for reading. We are each other’s harvest.