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Nurses give negotiators authorization to call strike: Union says Allina isn't taking nurses seriously

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For months, registered nurses (RNs) at Regina Hospital and administrators for Allina Health have been trying to reach an agreement on a union contract that expired at the end of 2013. The disagreement falls primarily on two parts of the contract: nurses want Allina, which purchased the Regina facility last September, to offer the same pension and health plan options that are currently offered at Allina’s other metro area hospitals. The last negotiation session was held March 6.


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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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