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By LINDSEY FENNER By Lindsey Fenner  International Workers Day March | Marcha en el Dia Internacional de lxs trabajadores May 1: May 1st is International Workers”™ Day, and the Twin Cities Labor Movement will be marching, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 2 PM, Minneapolis. Gather at Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue. The organizers demand: Labor Rights! Justice for Essential Workers! Immigrants Rights! Immigration Reform Now! Stop Police Brutality! Climate Justice Now! Stop Line 3! Derechos laborales Justicia para lxs trabajadores esenciales Derechos para lxs inmigrantes Reforma migratoria ya Alto a la brutalidad policial Justicia climática ya -- alto a la Linea 3 Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship Deadline June 1: Nellie Stone Johnson was a fierce advocate for workers, folks of color, and the power of education. The Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to racial minority union members and their families who wish to pursue an education at one of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Scholarships ranging from up to $1200 for part time and up to $2500 for full time are given each year to students enrolled in community or technical college, along with undergraduate and graduate programs. For more: http://www.nelliestone.org/scholarship-program Healthcare Workers at Allina authorize strike: At the end of March, 4,000 workers represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare MN overwhelmingly voted to authorize an Unfair Labor Practices Strike against Allina Healthcare, if the two sides cannot reach a deal. Workers at Allina, which includes Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Phillips Eye Institute in the Phillips neighborhood, have been in contract negotiations with Allina since January. According to SEIU, continuing issues are Allina”™s 0% pay increase offer and refusal to address health and safety concerns. As of press time, SEIU workers have not yet gone on strike, but [...]

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