Contact: Sam Fettig
(Hastings) – June 10, 2022 – Today, nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association at Allina’s Regina Hospital in Hastings announced their intent to picket on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, outside of the hospital.
Regina nurses have been bargaining with Allina since April 11, 2022, and their current contracts expired on June 1. As they negotiate their new contract, nurses are seeking solutions that will address the understaffing and retention crises so that nurses can provide patients with the high-quality care they deserve.
“We’re fighting for a contract that keeps nurses at Regina and lets us continue to help our community,” said Gina Jacobson, RN. “After years of cuts and low staffing, we’re ready to take a stand for our patients.”
The crisis of understaffing and retention in Minnesota hospitals has been going on for years, as CEOs cut nurses and cut expenses even while costs increase for Minnesota patients.
The June 21 picket at Regina comes on the same day that nurses in the Twin Ports will picket as they seek new contracts that will prioritize patients over CEO profits.
This informational picket is not a work stoppage; nurses will not be walking off the job to participate in the picket and hospital operations will not be affected by the action.
DETAILS: TUESDAY, JUNE 21 – REGINA HOSPITAL NURSES INFORMATIONAL PICKET
Additional details on exact picket times and location will be shared with members of the press closer to the day of the picket. Please direct questions to Sam.Fettig@mnnurses.org.
- When: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
- Where: Regina Hospital, Hastings, MN
- Who: Regina nurses bargaining for new contracts
- What: Informational picket to encourage the public to stand with nurses
- Why: To call on Regina Hospital executives to respect the work of Regina nurses and to approve a fair contract