Workers OK Strike At 8 Minneapolis-St. Paul Hospitals Over Contract Dispute
About 91 percent of 3,500 workers at eight Minnesota hospitals have authorized a strike after the latest contract kerfuffle with officials, though they haven't said if that strike will occur.
(St. Paul) Pioneer Press: Twin Cities Health Care Workers Authorize Strike Affecting 8 Hospitals
Unionized health care workers have voted to authorize a strike against hospitals operated by five health systems in the Twin Cities, but the tally doesn't necessarily mean a strike will occur. About 91 percent of 3,500 members of the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota voted in favor of the strike during two days of voting this week, according to a union news release Tuesday, May 15. "The vote speaks for itself," Tee McClenty, executive vice president of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, said in the news release (Snowbeck, 5/15).
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Workers Authorize Strike At 8 Twin Cities Hospitals
Workers at eight Twin Cities hospitals could be off their jobs later this month in a temporary strike over a new contract. A measure authorizing a two- to five-day strike by the union representing 3,500 nursing assistants, technicians and support staff was supported by 91 percent of those voting on Monday and Tuesday. The Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota represents workers at Bethesda, Fairview Riverside, Fairview Southdale, Methodist, St. John's, North Memorial and Children Hospitals in Minneapolis and Children's Hospital in St. Paul. The union is required to give 10 days' notice before striking (5/15).