MINNEAPOLIS — Psychological well being staff with two Twin Cities well being care suppliers plan to strike for 3 days early subsequent month.
Greater than 400 staff with M Well being Fairview and Allina Well being say they’ve filed a 10-day discover for the transient strike, which might start Oct. 3. The employees are a part of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota & Iowa.
Representatives say the employees’ main concern is secure staffing ranges.
“We’re able to strike as a result of nobody ought to fear about getting damage at work,” Dana Disbrow, a psychiatric affiliate at MHealth Fairview, mentioned. “We’re able to strike as a result of nobody ought to have to fret if there will likely be sufficient staff in the event that they want psychological well being assist.”
WCCO has reached out to M Well being Fairview and Allina Well being for remark. The latter issued the next assertion:
“Allina Well being values our staff and acknowledges the important companies senior psychological well being coordinators present to the group. We have negotiated in good religion with the union 18 occasions since they selected to unionize. It’s typical for newly fashioned bargaining models to take greater than a 12 months, on common, to achieve an settlement on their first contract. There are extra bargaining periods this week and all through October to allow the events to achieve an settlement and keep away from a strike which didn’t advance our discussions in Could when SEIU first took staff out on strike.
“All through negotiations, Allina Well being has supplied an financial bundle that gives aggressive compensation and extra advantages. We’ve got additionally supplied the identical language the union agreed to on behalf of different Allina Well being staff relating to office security. Placing doesn’t profit anybody. Nonetheless, we will likely be ready to proceed caring for our group within the occasion a settlement shouldn’t be reached.”
The employees additionally held a one-day strike in Could.