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Random Alley News: November 22

Random Alley News: November 22

By LINDSEY FENNER Quatrefoil Library Now Has Free Ebooks and Audiobooks for Checkout:The community library at 1220 East Lake Street has a growing digital collection of new and classic LGBTQ+ books available to checkout with a free Quatrefoil library card using the Libby app. You can apply for a library card in person at Quatrefoil library or apply online. Visit SEIU Mental Health workers on the picket line at Abbott Northwestern Hospital on October 5. Photo: SEIU Healthcare MN & IA Mental Health Workers at Abbott Northwestern Hospital Go on Three-Day Strike:About 160 workers represented by SEIU Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa went on a three-day Unfair Labor Practices strike at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Phillips and Unity Hospital in Fridley October 3rd through 5th. Mental health workers at Allina and M Health Fairview unionized with SEIU last year and have been negotiating their first contract. M Health Fairview workers were also going to strike, but reached a last-minute tentative agreement. Workplace concerns include safety issues and short-staffing. Queen of Norway Visits Phillips:Queen Sonja came for the grand opening of the Norway House cultural center on October 15. Norway House, at 913 East Franklin Avenue, is wrapping up an $18 million renovation and expansion. Queen Sonja also paid a visit to Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Church located on the same block as Norway House, attending the church service on October 16. Norway is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The first all-female firefighter crew in Minneapolis. Photo: City of Minneapolis Minneapolis Honors 30th Anniversary of First All-Woman Firefighters Crew:The historic first four-woman crew was Engine 5 at Fire Station 5 at 2700 Bloomington Avenue South in Phillips. The four firefighters were honored with a ceremony on September 23 at Fire Station 5 and the installation of a commemorative plaque at the station. According to the City of [...]

March Random alley News

By LINDSEY FENNER Bring Her Home, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Documentary Airing on PBS: The documentary, directed by Leya Hale (Dakota/Diné) and produced by Sergio Rapu (Rapanui), follows three indigenous women: artist and All My Relations Gallery Director Angela Two Stars, activist Mysti Babineau, and U.S. Rep. Ruth Buffalo, as they fight to vindicate and honor their missing and murdered relatives who have fallen victims to a growing epidemic across Indian country.  Airing on Twin Cities Public Television Channel TPT 2 Monday, Mar 21 at 8pm or streaming at Pillsbury House Launches Documenters, A New Civic Reporting Project: The Documenters project was first developed in Chicago by City Bureau, a local media non-profit with a goal of making journalism more democratic and public meetings more accessible. Documenters trains and pays community members to attend public meetings, take and share notes, and gather related public documents. Minneapolis joins other Documenters networks in Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago. Find Minneapolis Documenters information here: Hennepin County Workers Cancel Strike, Approve New Contract: Thirty-five hundred Hennepin County workers represented by AFSCME Locals 34 and 2822 voted to accept a new contract offer from Hennepin County in February. Workers, including human services workers and clerical workers, had been planning on going on strike at the beginning of February unless a last minute agreement could be made. The new offer from the County cleared “negative leave balances” that workers might have accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, County workers who didn’t have enough paid leave to cover COVID-related time off could go into a leave debt that would need to be repaid if they left employment with the County.  Free Home Weatherization Classes Through Rethos and Hennepin County: Workshops will teach [...]

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