Posts tagged SEIU Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa

    Allina ordered to pay $400,000 to union, faces many more anti-labor complaints

    July 13, 2022 // The NLRB recently reached a settlement with Allina after SEIU Healthcare Minnesota filed a complaint that the health care system refused to provide merit pay raises for therapists who unionized at one of their hospitals. Although Allina didn’t acknowledge wrongdoing, the NLRB did find merit to the union’s claims and Allina agreed to provide back pay to the workers — about 2-4% raises. An Allina spokeswoman said the company provided merit increases to those employees before the NLRB made its decision. Jamie Gulley, Phillips Eye Institute, Abbott Northwestern Hospital

    Union election begins for over 400 Planned Parenthood workers

    June 29, 2022 // Like other nonprofit workers who have formed unions in recent years, Planned Parenthood staffers hope to gain more control over decisions that affect their day-to-day work in support of the organization’s mission. “I am often training the same position in the same clinics over and over again, and this has been an ongoing trend for the last several years,” Clark said. “Caretakers often cannot voice issues on the job in a way that leads to meaningful change. We trudge on until we burn out, and then we leave.” Planned Parenthood workers said wages and working conditions also factored into the decision to unionize. Many of her co-workers, Brewer said, are “overworked, underpaid and undervalued.” April Clark, Mimi Arabalo, Sadie Brewer,