Al­lina nurses end strike af­ter reach­ing con­tract agree­ment

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Shelby Liv­ingston

Nurses at five Al­lina Health hos­pi­tals in Min­nesota ap­proved a la­bor con­tract, end­ing a five-week strike. The Min­nesota Nurses As­so­ci­a­tion and Al­lina Health say the 4,000 nurses in the Twin Cities area will head back to work this week.

Health in­sur­ance ben­e­fits were a ma­jor is­sue in ne­go­ti­a­tions. Union Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Rose Roach said the agree­ment im­proves work­place safety is­sues, staffing poli­cies and en­sures health ben­e­fits won’t be re­duced. Min­nesota Gov. Mark Day­ton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith said in a joint state­ment that they are “grate­ful this long and painful strike has ended.”

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