Members of a hospital workers union have voted "overwhelmingly" to ratify a new three-year contract with eight Twin Cities hospitals, union officials said on Wednesday. The vote, by members of the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota, came just over a week after the union had threatened a two- to five-day strike as its contract was set to expire.
Man fatally shot across the street from Loring Park in Minneapolis
An altercation broke out outside of a business before the shooting, police say.
17-year-old ejected, killed in airborne crash on Highway 200
The crash happened around 1 a.m. Sunday in Cass County.
8 Minnesota schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools
Almost 300 schools were recognized nationwide.
Investigation after 30 vehicles found burning in St. Paul
The discovery was made early Saturday morning.
6 injured in 2 downtown shootings Saturday morning
The shootings happened just a few minutes apart.
Police still searching for 'dangerous' suspect in Wisconsin
Authorities called off their search for Chad Myszka Friday night, resuming Saturday morning.
Charges: Man killed his 93-year-old grandmother with hatchet
The 42-year-old has been charged with murder.
Bats in building prompted school cancellation in Austin, Minnesota
Sorry, a bat ate my homework.
Severe storms possible in MN Saturday afternoon, evening
The NWS says all severe weather hazards are on the table.
Former Forest Lake teacher sentenced for sexual assaulting 2 students
An attorney in the case is calling out the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to "act."
After return of school, COVID-19 levels rising in Twin Cities wastewater
It follows months of declines in viral loads.
Health care workers ratify tentative agreement with Allina Health
The union was threatening a strike just two weeks ago.
Local hospital workers voting on possible strike
As many as 3,500 union members are voting today and tomorrow on a strike that would last between two and five days, WCCO reports. Union reps for the SEIU say local hospital workers are facing severe cuts. The workers’ contracts expired at the end of February.
Workers at taconite plant near Aurora reject union
The United Steelworkers of America represent workers at most of the taconite plants on Minnesota's Iron Range. But employees of the Mesabi Nugget plant near Aurora overwhelmingly rejected the union. An organizer for the union even calls the vote "a little embarrassing."
Workers authorize strike affecting 8 hospitals
Unionized health care workers have voted to authorize a strike against hospitals operated by five health systems in the Twin Cities, but the tally doesn't necessarily mean a strike will occur. If the union ultimately calls a two- to five-day strike, it would affect eight hospitals in the metro area. The union would have to give hospitals at least 10 days' notice of a strike.
Strike possible as contract negotiations at HealthPartners break down
Union members are planning a strike vote.
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