4,800 nurses set to strike Sunday at 5 Twin Cities hospitals

June 19, 2016

4,800 nurses from hospitals operated by Allina Health in Minneapolis say a strike. they planned to walk out at 7 a.m. Sunday at their five hospitals — Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis, Mercy in Coon Rapids, United in St. Paul, Unity in Fridley, and the Phillips Eye Institute in Minneapolis. 

Nurses of the Minnesota Nurses Association plan to walk out at 7 a.m. Sunday at 5 hospitals operated by Allina Health to demonstrate their disagreement with the changing their health insurance plan. No new talks were scheduled, according to actual data, nurses’ strike would last a week.

4,800 nurses have many questions to the management of Allina’s plans regarding the health insurance. Allina intends to equal health insurance plans of nurses and 30,000 other Allina employees and their family members, which carry lower monthly premiums but higher out-of-pocket costs. Moreover, Allina intends to keep the facilities operating with replacement nurses.