Local 1189 Members Urged to Avoid Health Care at Allina

Local 1189 is concerned for our members and their families using health care through the Allina system while MNA is on strike.  As the chair and trustee of the UFCW Local 1189 and St. Paul Employers Health & Welfare Fund and trustee of the Northern MN-WI Area Retail Food Health & Welfare Fund, Local 1189 President Jennifer Christensen sent a letter to all Plan participants and Plan trustees citing her concerns about quality control and patient safety.  MNA is on strike against the following Allina hospitals:  United/St. Paul, Abbott Northwestern/Minneapolis, Mercy/Coon Rapids, Unity/Fridley, and Phillips Eye Institute/Minneapolis.  Whether or not you are a participant in the Funds, we urge you to seek health care elsewhere until the labor dispute is settled between Allina and MNA.  Read the entire letter here:  PDF icon allina trustee and participant.pdf