Contract Expires Between Minnesota Nurses And Twin Cities’ Largest Health System, Allina
In its final offer during renewal negotiations, Allina Health says the Minnesota Nurses Association must give up its union-backed health plans and accept the less expensive ones offered to other employees. The nurses are scheduled to vote on June 6 whether to accept the deal or strike.
The Star Tribune:
Allina, Nurses Deadlocked In Contract Talks
Allina Health has told the union representing 4,800 nurses at its Twin Cities hospitals that they need to abandon their costly union-backed health plans, leaving nurses with an impending vote on whether to sacrifice a treasured benefit or go on strike. Negotiations concluded early Tuesday — the final day before the current three-year contract expires — as the Twin Cities' largest health system presented the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) a final offer that would move the nurses to the plans its other employees receive. (Olson, 5/31)
Minnesota Public Radio:
Allina Health's Nurses Contract To Expire At Midnight
Nurses at Allina Health's Twin Cities facilities are in their final day of scheduled contract talks with the health system. Their contract expires at midnight Tuesday. (Zdechlik, 5/31)