Hospitals, Union Reach Tentative Contract Agreement | News
A strike at eight Twin Cities hospitals has been averted.
Service Employee International Union Healthcare Minnesota says a tentative contract agreement has been reached between the union and the hospitals.
Negotiators representing both workers and the hospitals met all day Wednesday after union members voted to strike Tuesday.
Details of the agreement will not be released until the union members have had an opportunity to review and vote on them, the union says. Voting is scheduled for next week.
The 3,500 workers affected by the tentative agreement include nursing assistants, ER techs, maintenance and food service personnel, clerks, warehouse staff, environmental services staff and others.
The Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota represents workers at Bethesda, Fairview Riverside, Fairview Southdale, Methodist, St. John's, North Memorial and Children Hospitals in Minneapolis and Children's Hospital in St. Paul.