More contract talks end fruitless for Allina, nurses union

Nurses strike outside of United Hospital.
Nurses on strike march outside of United Hospital on June 20.
Evan Frost | MPR News

Another round of contract talks has ended with no agreement between Allina Health and the union representing the hospital system's nurses.

The Minnesota Nurses Association says its rank-and-file members will vote on Allina's latest offer later this month. A super-majority of "No" votes would authorize union negotiators to call a strike and set the time and duration of a walkout.

The union would have to give the hospital system 10 days advance notice of a job action. Health benefits are the major sticking point in the talks.

In June, nearly 5,000 nurses went on strike for a week.

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