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When Fran Krugen’s late husband was first diagnosed with diabetes, his insulin cost about $35 a bottle.

The pandemic has led many of us to take stock of our lives and our goals.

More Americans approve of labor unions today than at any time since 1965, according to annual Gallup poll

Kicking off the Hennepin County contract campaign with a rally at the Government Center in Minneapolis!

One of our union rights is to facilitate regular monthly meetings with management, human resources, and labor relations to discuss ongoing workplace issues. Currently we have representatives from each service center with the exceptions of BD, N. Mpls, and SD. We are working to get representatives from each location to be present at the monthly meetings. Please see below regarding May’s Service Center Meet & Confer report:

Brookdale Library has a pre-pandemic history of ventilation/HVAC issues. At this juncture, the problem does not appear to be mechanical, but rather one of facilities management choice and/or routinely not being in the loop when Brookdale’s building schedule changes. Workers frequently complain (sometimes patrons do), but are routinely told: “The system is working fine” or that some unstated mystery problem has been resolved.

Are you returning to work? Do you have a medical condition?

We are looking for members to share their experiences returning to work during the pandemic with a medical condition.

Please email [email protected] (or another trusted union member) with your budget or for more information. Tell your story.

What does your personal budget look like? Can you reasonably afford everything that you need?

We are looking for members to share their personal financial budgets with us (to be shared anonymously).

Please email [email protected] (or another trusted union member) with your budget or for more information. Tell your story.

After months of furloughs, fear, and risky front-line work—COVID-19 restrictions are loosening as our workload continues to increase. As this occurs, Local 2822 is working hard to prepare for contract negotiations. And, results from an April 2021 member survey indicate that—not only do we want a hike in the minimum wage—we want pay raises across the board.

Workers Memorial Day 2021 arrives at a moment of the greatest urgency, when the front lines of the war against COVID-19 run through America’s workplaces.

Workers in health care and social service industries are a big step closer to having safer workplaces.

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R.1195) by a bipartisan vote of 254 to 166. The bill requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a standard to prevent workplace violence in health care and social service assistance settings.