Max Nesterak is a reporter for the Reformer focusing on labor and housing. Most recently he was associate producer for MPR’s Morning Edition after a stint at National Public Radio. He also co-founded the behavioralscientist.org and was a Fulbright Scholar to Berlin, Germany.
Allina primary care doctors launch historic effort to unionize more than 550 clinicians
By: Max Nesterak - August 17, 2023
More than 550 doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants across Allina’s 61 primary and urgent care clinics in Minnesota and Wisconsin could form the nation’s largest private sector union of clinicians. Over 60% of Allina primary and urgent care clinicians signed onto a petition filed with federal labor regulators on Friday to hold a union […]
American Indian Movement co-founder Clyde Bellecourt, ‘Neegonnwayweedun,’ dies at 85
By: Max Nesterak - January 17, 2022
Clyde Bellecourt, one of the most influential leaders in the Red Power movement and fight for Native American civil rights, died Tuesday at his home in Minneapolis. He was 85. His legacy encompasses high-profile, sometimes militant acts of civil disobedience alongside peaceful efforts to found schools, improve health care and nurture Native culture in the […]
Second U.S. case of omicron detected in Minnesota
By: Max Nesterak - 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 […]
Chauvin trial begins with opening statements focused on cause of death, police training
By: Max Nesterak - March 29, 2021
Attorneys in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin laid out their case on Monday before 14 jurors who will decide if Chauvin is guilty of murder or manslaughter in the death of George Floyd on May 25. The opening statements from the prosecution and defense indicate the trial will hinge on […]
Thousands of Target employees work over 50 hours a week. Why don’t they get overtime?
By: Max Nesterak - March 17, 2020
Target Corp. has quietly settled half a dozen class action lawsuits and still faces two more from workers who allege the company has failed to pay overtime they’re owed. Target calls these workers “executive team leaders” and pays them managerial salaries — as opposed to hourly wages — that keep them from earning overtime. But […]