Influence and intimidation: Nurses and workers’ rights


Labor unions, like the Minnesota Nurses Association, have made significant gains in power and benefits over the years despite many companies’ restrictive policies against organizing. East Side Freedom Library Co-Director Peter Rachleff provides a historical view on the struggle, while organizer and labor leaders in MNA discuss how and why they have succeeded in recent years. Video by Todd Wardrope.

“Whatever it’s been, it’s taken people getting together and comparing their experiences and discovering that many of them are experiencing the exact same challenges, the exact same threats, that lead them then to come together and provide each other with support and seek ways to organize and reach others to support change.” – Peter Rachleff