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Senate Majority Leader Dziedzic Encouraged by Contract Agreement in Blandin Paper Strike

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) released the following statement on the contract agreement reached by the Teamsters and Blandin Paper Company in the four-week-old Blandin Paper Strike. “I don’t know the details but was pleased… Read More »Senate Majority Leader Dziedzic Encouraged by Contract Agreement in Blandin Paper Strike

Senator Alice Mann Applauds New Funding for Local Nursing Homes

First round of over $1 million in aid arrives to Sen. Mann’s district

SAINT PAUL, MINN. – Senator Alice Mann (DFL-Edina) announced that on August 1, local nursing homes received the first of two rounds of significant funding from the state to help stabilize their finances. This package is the result of a bipartisan agreement to provide economic assistance to nursing homes that are facing financial hardship.

Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic Says Tentative Contract Agreement Between Teamsters and UPS is Good for Everyone, and for MN Economy

Says Collective Bargaining Process Worked to Reach Agreement and Avert Strike that Would Have Hit Supply Chains, Businesses and Households Across Minnesota  

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) said the tentative contract agreement between UPS and the Teamsters union announced today is great news for 325,000 workers in Mnnesota and across the country, who will see higher wages and improved working conditions, and for the company, which will maintain a top-quality workforce.  She said the agreement will not only avert a crippling strike, but it also shows that collective bargaining work.

Senator John Hoffman Celebrates More Than $170 Million in Capital Investment and Infrastructure Funding

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Earlier this month, Governor Tim Walz signed a $2.6 billion capital investment package and a $1 billion transportation budget to fund construction, renovation, and redevelopment projects. Senator John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin), who authored or co-authored bills that combined for more than $170 million, welcomed the bills being signed into law as a major victory for his district and the state.