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.
Key Senate DFLers Say Push to Secure Drought Relief for Hard-Hit Minnesota Farmers and Ranchers Crosses Finish Line, Continued Support Necessary as Producers Hit by Widespread Storm Damage
Key Senate DFLers said today that their months-long push to secure disaster relief for Minnesota farmers and ranchers hit hard by last year’s severe drought has passed the Senate and now heads to Governor Walz for his signature. This comes as recent widespread storm damage has impacted producers across Minnesota.
In debate on the Senate Omnibus Jobs, Energy and Commerce Policy Supplemental Finance and Policy bill yesterday, an amendment was introduced and adopted by the Senate majority that would limit the ability of frontline workers to receive hero pay.
Following Senate passage of critically important drought relief legislation that delivers $7 million in targeted grant-based relief to livestock and specialty crop producers and an additional $1.5 million in low-interest loans, Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen and DFL Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee said they will continue to push to finalize the package as it heads to a House-Senate conference committee.
Senate DFLers Advance Drought Relief, Continue to Press for Immediate Passage for Hard-Hit Farmers and Ranchers
Following the Senate Finance Committee advancing a recovery package for Minnesota farmers and ranchers impacted by last year’s historic drought conditions, DFL Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee said they strongly support the increases made to grant-based relief
To highlight the needs facing Minnesota workers, Senate DFLers held an informational committee hearing to discuss a package of bills that would raise pay, improve safety, and protect working Minnesotans on Monday. The hearing specifically highlighted a package of bills that have yet to receive action in the Republican-controlled Senate.