Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Support Striking Twin Cities Nurses!

The Minnesota AFL-CIO has issued the following request for solidarity with striking Twin Cities nurses. This important strike comes after the Verizon strike. We seem to be entering a period of large and concentrated strikes. Please help!

Nearly 5,000 nurses at Allina hospitals in the Twin Cities are on a seven day strike. They are standing up for their patients and to keep healthcare affordable for fellow nurses.

Walking the picket line can work up an appetite. Let’s give them a hand and send some meals their way. If anyone is able to donate lunch or dinner (easy stuff like pizza, sandwiches, etc., Nothing that needs refrigeration or to be kept hot), please contact Geri Katz at 651-252-5510 or geri.katz@mnnurses.org.

You can donate to any of the following strike locations:

Abbott Northwestern Strike HQ: Stewart Park, corner of 26th St and 10th Ave, Minneapolis, behind Abbott. Quantities: Usually several hundred people at once. Smaller crowd in the evening, maybe 100-150.

Phillips Eye Institute HQ: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 2315 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis. Much smaller location. Quantities probably only need to be enough for a couple of dozen people.

Mercy Hospital HQ: Classic Bowl, 11707 Round Lake Blvd, Coon Rapids. Numbers: hundreds.

United Hospital HQ: St. Paul RLF. Quantities: hundreds

Unity Hospital HQ: home of Bill and Cheryl Cox, 7701 Terrace Rd, Fridley, across the street from Unity. Smaller than United, Abbott and Mercy, but still hundreds.

Thanks in advance for helping our Minnesota Nurses Association sisters and brothers.

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