Workers at Walker Methodist Health Center are fighting management again to keep their union — and at the same time try to negotiate for a living wage. A rare employer-initiated election to decertify the union will likely happen sometime in December.
People across America are doing what many governors are refusing to do — offer Syrian refugees shelter. In his weekly address, President Barack Obama said he’s received emails and letters from U.S. citizens “offering to open their homes to refugees fleeing the brutality of ISIL.”
“One woman from Pennsylvania wrote me to say,’Money is tight for us in my household … But I have a guest room. I have a pantry full of food. We can do this.’ Another woman from Florida told me her family’s history dates back to the Mayflower — and she said that welcoming others is part of ‘what it means to be an American.’”
Alluding to the Syrian refugee crisis that has suddenly become a political issue since the Paris terror attacks, Obama said “Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims — men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families. What makes America America is that we offer that chance. We turn Lady Liberty’s light to the world, and widen our circle of concern to say that all God’s children are worthy of our compassion and care. That’s part of what makes this the greatest country on Earth.”
Video and full transcript of President Obama’s Thanksgiving address.
Dr. Bernadeia Johnson shares what it was like to grow up in the segregated south and how our society faces some of the same issues today. Dr. Johnson served as Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) from 2010-2015, overseeing a district of 35,000 students and 7,000 staff and working diligently to improve education outcomes and close […]
Michelle Gross says what Minneapolis police did at the shooting scene will prevent the state and federal investigators from gathering all of the eyewitness accounts.