Max Nesterak

Max Nesterak

Max Nesterak is the deputy editor of the Minnesota Reformer and reports on labor and housing. Most recently he was an associate producer for Minnesota Public Radio after a stint at NPR. He also co-founded the Behavioral Scientist and was a Fulbright Scholar to Berlin, Germany.

More than 400 Planned Parenthood workers in Iowa and other states unionize

By: - July 21, 2022

Frontline health care workers at Planned Parenthood in Iowa and surrounding states have voted overwhelmingly to unionize, they announced Thursday, with 90% of ballots cast in favor of a union. “This victory is a huge turning point for us and reproductive health care workers everywhere. Because it’s us who actually makes these clinics run,” said […]

Minnesota Senate Democrats call on Vikings owners to address wage theft claims

By: - May 26, 2022

Twenty-five Minnesota Senate Democrats are calling on the Wilf family, owners of the Minnesota Vikings, to take “strong and swift action” in response to allegations of wage theft at their 200-acre development in Eagan. As first reported by the Minnesota Reformer, more than two dozen workers say they’re still owed more than $100,000 in wages […]

Planned Parenthood workers in five states announce intent to unionize

By: - May 26, 2022

Frontline health care workers at Planned Parenthood North Central States announced their intent to unionize on Thursday, saying they want higher wages, more staff and a greater voice in how the organization is run. “I spend my days listening to my patients and caring for them. I need to know my employer will do the […]

SEIU health care unions in Minnesota and Iowa merge

By: - March 23, 2022

Leaders of the Service Employees International Union locals that represent over 50,000 health care workers in Minnesota and Iowa announced their branches’ merger on Wednesday, saying together they will be better able to raise worker standards. “Health care workers in Minnesota and Iowa face many of the same battles,” said Jamie Gulley, who served as […]

COVID-19: Second U.S. case of omicron detected in Minnesota

By: - December 2, 2021

The second U.S. case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 was reported in Minnesota on Thursday, leading the governor to ask residents to renew their efforts to slow the spread. “This news is concerning, but it is not a surprise,” Gov. Tim Walz said in a statement. “Minnesotans know what to do to keep each […]