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Minnesota Nurses Strike Possible After Union Leaders Reject Contract

Minnesota Nurses Strike Possible After Union Leaders Reject Contract
A nurse from the clinical staff takes care of a patient on August 20, 2015 in the Belharra clinic owned by the Swedish Group Capio in Bayonne. (Iroz Gaizka/AFP/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 03:31 PM

A Minnesota nurses strike is likely to ensue after union leaders representing about 5,000 workers in the Twin Cities rejected the latest contract offer from Allina Health.

According to The Associated Press, the nurses work at Abbott Northwestern, Mercy, Unity and United hospitals. The Minnesota Nurses Association said in a statement late Monday that a majority at all four hospitals voted to reject the contract that many say shifts too much of the company's health care costs to the nurses. 

The statement says members also voted to authorize the negotiating committee to call a strike. The statement says MNA must give the employer a 10-day notice for a strike.

Allina says it wants nurses in a health plan similar to its other employees. A spokesman said Allina was disappointed in the vote and believes continued good-faith negotiations can avoid a strike.

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A Minnesota nurses strike is likely to ensue after union leaders representing about 5,000 workers in the Twin Cities rejected the latest contract offer from Allina Health.
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2016-31-07
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 03:31 PM
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