'No One Else Is Willing To Take That Vaccine': Committee Hears Concerns About Plunging Staff Levels Over Mandate"At our facility, we currently have a 40% to 45% vaccination rate for staff,” certified nursing assistant Abbie Tiemann said. “We’ve come to the point where no one else is willing to take that vaccine. I am one of them."
Time Nearly Up For Lawmakers To Take Action On Bonus Pay For Frontline WorkersThe group has met for weeks, hearing from ICU nurses, childcare providers, and MnDOT Employees, all who would like to see these checks.
Deadline Looms For Lawmakers To Take Action On Bonus Pay For Frontline WorkersEarlier this week, DFL lawmakers pitched setting up a process for workers to apply. Baseline checks would be $1,500 but would likely shrink depending on the number of applicants. Qualifying workers would include many industries beyond just health care, and those employees would need to work in person without any option to work from home.
Frontline Worker Pay Group Diverges In Bonus Proposals Days Before DeadlineThe group tasked with deciding who gets a share of the $250 million set aside for workers on the frontlines of the pandemic is still working to find agreement just days before a proposal is supposed to be submitted.
Twin Cities Hospitals Getting Creative To Fill Hundreds Of Jobs: 'It's Been A Struggle'You don't have to look far to find a place in need of workers. But the pandemic has hit the health care industry especially hard.
Minnesota Lawmakers Agree To $250 Million In Bonuses To Pandemic Frontline WorkersWho is entitled to the money and how much of it each person will receive is unclear, as the legislature works to wrap up the special session before the end of next week.
UMN Study Finds No COVID-19 Infections Among Hundreds Of Twin Cities Health Care Workers, Suggests Safety Measures WorkingA recent study from the University of Minnesota found no COVID-19 infections among hundreds of health care workers in the Twin Cities.
UMN, M Health Fairview Develop Protective Device For Health Care Workers Against COVID-19 ExposureThe University of Minnesota and M Health Fairview have developed a new protective device that will decrease exposure of COVID-19 to health care professionals in patient care settings.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Nurses Say They're Being Threatened With Termination For Wearing ScrubsNurses at a Twin Cities hospital said they're getting reprimanded for trying to protect themselves.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: AAA Offers Free Roadside Assistance For Mpls. Healthcare Workers And First RespondersAnyone can use the opportunity -- regardless of if they are an AAA member -- through the end of the month.
MN Health Care Workers' Union Post Banners Supporting 'Health Care Heroes' Outside Hospitals, ClinicsSEIU Healthcare Minnesota union workers set up "Healthcare Heroes Work Here" banners outside of hospitals and clinics across the Twin Cities, in support of those on the front lines of COVID-19.
Minnesota Home Health Care Workers Push For $15 Minimum WageMinnesota's home health care workers are starting a campaign to raise their pay to $15 an hour. Thousands of unionized home care workers just got a raise on Aug. 1 to $11 an hour.
Minnesota Home-Care Workers Agree To Contract With StateNewly unionized in-home health care providers have reached a contract agreement with the state. About 27,000 home care workers would be paid a minimum of $11 hourly. The contract also provides funding for training and five days of paid time off.