Twin Cities Nurses Will Stay On Picket Lines After Rejecting Allina’s Latest Contract Offer
The Minnesota Nurses Association voted against accepting Allina Health's contract proposal. About 4,800 nurses have been on strike for a month at five Allina hospitals in Minnesota.
The Pioneer Press:
Allina Nurses Reject Contract Proposal, Extending Monthlong Strike
Thousands of striking nurses at five Allina Health facilities in the Twin Cities voted Monday to reject the health system’s latest contract proposal. The vote means that the monthlong strike will continue and nurses will remain on the picket line until their return is negotiated by the Minnesota Nurses Association and Minneapolis-based Allina. (Cooney, 10/3)
The Star Tribune:
Allina Nurses Reject Contract, Stay On Strike
Allina Health hospital nurses voted Monday night to reject a contract offer from their employer, increasing the likelihood that their walkout over health benefits, staffing and safety concerns will go down as the longest nursing strike in Minnesota history. While the Minnesota Nurses Association had not recommended a “no” vote, many nurses said they felt Allina’s latest offer was too similar to one they rejected in August, and to the terms their union negotiators rejected during last-ditch negotiations in September to avert a strike. (Olson, 10/4)