Historic Strike Begins As 15,000 Overworked Nurses Strike At Twin Cities Hospital

15000 Minnesota nurses set to strike at Twin Cities hospitals Monday morning – Axios

The largest private sector nurses strike in U.S. history is set to start on Monday morning. Nurses say they’re overworked, under-appreciated, and watching their colleagues leave the bedside in droves.

Starting Monday morning, 15,000 nurses from 16 hospitals will be on strike. They were unable to reach an agreement in their bargaining session on Saturday.

The Minnesota Nurses Association is negotiating with seven hospital groups for a new contract. The nurses want a nearly 30-percent boost to their economic package.

Paul Omodt represents four of the seven hospital groups and says the nurses’ position is unrealistic and unaffordable. He calls on the hospitals to come to mediation.

Essentia Health is disappointed the MNA is focusing its efforts on a strike instead of at the bargaining table, where real solutions are found. We want to assure our patients and communities that our hospitals will remain open and accessible during a strike.

Allina Health is focused on delivering safe, high-quality care throughout the duration of the Minnesota Nurses Association’s 3-day strike. Their hospitals, urgent care locations, and primary care clinics are open, and they are preparing to make the necessary adjustments to ensure we are meeting the community’s needs. Staffing agencies are being utilized to find nurses that can fill in during the strike.

To learn more about this strike, please consider the news outlets listed below to stay in the know.

  1. 15000 Minnesota nurses set to strike at Twin Cities hospitals Monday morning  Axios
  2. 15000 Minnesota nurses prepare to strike Monday morning  KARE 11
  3. UW Health officials, nurses meet at Governor’s mansion in bid to avert strike  Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3
  4. 15,000 Minnesota nurses prepare to strike Monday morning  KARE11.com
  5. Three-day nurses strike in Minnesota starts Monday | FOX 9 KMSP  FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul
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