Behind the satisfaction of a purging items at a garage sale in Bloomington, Minn., there is plenty of stress.
“The open ended strike is a worry,” Hanna Shibeshi, a nurse at Abbott Northwestern for the past nine years, says. “I have my kids in daycare and I want to hold their spot. I’m paying for daycare but I’m not pulling in an income. I’m lucky I have a husband who is working, but it is still a financial drain.”
Shibeshi had the idea to put together a garage sale specifically aimed to help the Minnesota Nurses Association nurses on strike. Part of the profits made will help with the finances for nearly a dozen nurses who brought items together to sell. A portion of the profits, including some donations, will go towards the MNA strike fund.