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Information Picket Held as Negotiations Between Essentia, Healthcare Workers Continues

USW Local 9460 workers say a new contract was supposed to be negotiated last July but they haven't gotten Essentia to the table until now.

DULUTH, Minn.- Healthcare workers and community members took up signs to picket up by Miller Hill Mall today as negotiations continue over Essentia Health’s contract with their employees. USW Local 9460 workers say a new contract was supposed to be negotiated last July but they haven’t gotten Essentia to the table until now. They are also pushing for higher wages,…

Steelworkers Rally for Fair Raises

After Not Getting a Raise in Over Three Years, United Steelworkers Union Had Enough

VIRGINIA, Minn.-¬†Chants rang out filled with passion, and even anger. Members of the United Steel Workers union Local 1938 gathered in Virginia to protest what they feel is an insulting and unfair contract offer. “The CEOs shouldn’t live a life of luxury while the middle class worker struggles to eat and pay his bills,” said Steelworker Richard Poskarbiewicz. The proposed…

New Essentia Health Employee Policy Sparks Controversy

New controversy sparks between Essentia Health and USW.

DULUTH, Minn.- Some controversy is swirly between Essentia Health and the United Steel Workers Union after the company announced, they’re requiring all employees to receive the flu vaccine. The new policy was put in place back in September. Essentia said the policy benefits patients, but the union is hoping for a different solution. “It’s a one size fits all,”¬†USW Local…