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"Who’s gonna flip your grandma?"
"We’re gonna flip your grandma!" Nurses rally in downtown Minneapolis. Also, we have another new editor to announce and a survey for you to fill out.
In addition to welcoming our new editor Sarah Lazare, we've also welcomed a new Senior Associate Editor, Isabela Escalona! Isabela began working with the Labor Education Service and Workday Magazine in 2022. She grew up in Oak Park, Illinois and earned her B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul in International Studies. Isabela worked as a Communications Organizer at Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL) in Minneapolis for three years. Along with her professional work, Isabela has a shared art studio in St. Paul where she works on short films, photographs, and other artistic projects. She enjoys watching movies, reading, bike rides, hiking Minnesota’s beautiful landscapes year-round, exploring antique stores, and spending time with loved ones.
We're excited that the Workday team is growing! Stay tuned for more stories.
If you'd like to help us out with our coverage, please fill out this survey.
🩺 Nurses vs. corporate greed
Check out our new story, a follow-up to the nurses’ strike last September:
They Waged the Largest Private-Sector Nurses’ Strike in U.S. History. They’re Still Waiting for Justice.
Last week, nurses rallied in front of the U.S. Bancorp headquarters in downtown Minneapolis before marching into the lobby, and then marched to the lobby of Wells Fargo. Several board members of their hospitals are also board members at U.S. Bank. This action came after the three day strike in September that garnered a lot of media coverage.
🇭🇳 U.S. vs. Honduras
ICYMI, read Sarah’s story on the U.S. State Department and Senators from both parties pressuring Honduras' new government because it’s standing up to privatized, anti-labor “Economic Development and Employment Zones” run by libertarian ideologues funded by U.S. corporate interests.
🗓️ Essential events for you
Election day is today! Did you know Minnesota used to have a successful third political party that grew out of a grassroots social movement? Check out this new documentary screening on the Farmer-Labor party at East Side Freedom Library on Thursday at 7pm.
🚨 I’m also going to be on this virtual essential workers panel hosted by ESFL. This is my first time being part of a panel! I’ve been reporting about essential workers since starting at Workday in the fall of 2020. Last year I made a podcast about my family of essential workers, and you can check out my latest piece, an interview with artist Carolyn Olson and a review of her portraits, here. Please register and share this event with your friends. I’d love to see you there!
🎨Skills classes are back at LES!
Art & Organizing, Lessons from Labor History, How to Write News Releases & Advisories. Learn more and sign up for them here.
We could really use your help with this survey! We are each other’s harvest.