The Minnesota Nurses Association announced this week that more than 15,000 nurses will participate in a three-day strike later this month if a new contract is not reached. If no agreement is reached, the three-day strike would be the largest private sector nurses’ strike in United States history.
Republican Majority Says No to Tax Cuts, Funding for Education, Nursing Homes, Public Safety, Infrastructure
Today, Senate DFL Caucus Leaders Melisa López Franzen (DFL-Edina), Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton), Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul), and Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato) issued the following statement on the Senate Republican decision to walk away from a signed budget agreement:
Today, Senate DFL Caucus Leaders Melisa López Franzen (DFL-Edina), Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton), Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul), and Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato) released the following statement:
Senator Mary Kunesh Helps Push Bonus Pay For Post-9/11 War Veterans Through Senate, Urges Minnesota Veterans to Apply for Bonuses
Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton) joined with DFL Senators in successfully pushing a measure through the Senate to deliver pay for Minnesota’s veterans, or their beneficiaries, who served in the United States armed forces during the post-9/11 service period.
Senator Mary Kunesh Encourages MN Frontline Workers To Apply for Bonus Checks Earned During Deadly Pandemic
Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton) said today that more than 667,000 Minnesota frontline workers are eligible for one-time bonus checks of up to $750 and she encouraged workers to sign up for updates about eligibility and the application process at frontlinepay.mn.gov. The legislation authorizing the checks passed the Senate recently and was signed into law by Governor Walz.
Following the release of a draft opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court signaling a decision has been made to overturn Roe v. Wade, the co-chairs of the Reproductive Freedom Caucus, Senators Mary Kunesh, Lindsey Port, Jen McEwen, and Representatives Jamie Becker-Finn, Kelly Morrison, and Athena Hollins, issued the following statement: