Nurses at Children's Minnesota withdraw strike threat

Nurses at Children's Minnesota in St. Paul and Minneapolis have reached a tentative contract with management, averting a strike, according to a union announcement.

The agreement on a three-year contract comes just days after nurses voted to reject management's latest offer and authorized negotiators to call a strike.

As part of the deal, hospital officials have agreed that nurses' share of rate increases of the most comprehensive insurance plan won't exceed the hospital's portion, representatives from the Minnesota Nurses Association said in a news release. 

The hospital also agreed to pay 70 percent of the rate increase for its second-tier insurance plan for nurses, the news release said.

According to the union, other parts of the tentative contract include greater flexibility in employee use of education money and wage increases of 3 percent, 3 percent and 2.25 percent for 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively. 
 
Nurses are scheduled to vote on ratifying the agreement June 20.

 

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