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[Star Tribune, May 26, 2010]   The chief executive of Allina Hospitals & Clinics is voluntarily working without pay until the Twin Cities' biggest hospital chain reaches an agreement with its nurses. After Twin Cities nurses voted overwhelmingly to authorize a one-day strike last week, Ken Paulus sent an e-mail to all Allina employees saying he had asked his board to suspend his pay as a way to "align our leadership with you." Read the full story at startribune.com .
May 26, 2010
[St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 30, 2010]   "The great thing (with social media) is that we have a measurable way to gauge public opinion, support and feedback on negotiations," said John Nemo, an MNA spokesman. "And we can also share that input with our members instantaneously." Representing the majority of metro hospitals, the Allina, Children's, Fairview, HealthEast, North Memorial and Park Nicollet systems have joined together on a web site — twincitieshospitals.com — to offer their stances.
April 30, 2010