Filipino nurses help pay for meals of 300 striking co-workers in Minnesota
Filipino nurses helped pay for the meals of 300 picketing nurses Wednesday outside North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, according to operators of a Filipino food truck.
The 300 picketers were among 15,000 nurses in Minnesota-St.Paul and Duluth who went on strike over wage increases and staffing issues.
The Filipino nurses helped cover more than 300 meals from Inday’s Kitchen, a Filipino food truck, according to CCX Media.
The Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) and area hospitals have been negotiating for six months but have failed to work out a new three-year contract.
MNA leaders are calling the labor action the largest private sector nursing strike in U.S. history.