Allina Health 10.3.22 statement on SEIU-represented senior mental health coordinators work stoppage

Allina Health has negotiated with SEIU 19 times over the last several months to reach an agreement on a first contract that honors the contributions of our employees, while balancing the needs of our patients and other employees. 
 
While we have reached agreement with the union on most non-economic issues, including many workplace safety items, the union continues to push for wage and benefit increases that are unrealistic and unsustainable at a time when Minnesota health systems are facing significant financial challenges. 
 
We are disappointed the union is choosing to take its members on strike, which does not benefit anyone. However, we are prepared to continue caring for our community through the duration of the union’s strike. We look forward to getting back to the bargaining table to continue to work toward an agreement that is fair and recognizes the priorities of both parties

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 10 hospitals / 13 campuses, 15 retail pharmacies, and many specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.