Daily Archives: 10/06/2010

Twin Cities Nurses Prepare For Largest Nurses Strike in History

by S. Nappalos

Minnesota nurses prepare for strike Wednesday June 9th

Over 12,000 Minnesota nurses are set to strike in 14 hospitals across the Twin Cities area. Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association, a union for nurses, are presently in contract negotiations with hospitals in their region. Negotiations have stalled over patient-to-staff ratios, with the union demanding strict safe-staffing ratios, and hospital management claiming that present staffing is already sufficient. Nurses have called for the strike in an effort to win mandated safe-staffing in all hospitals under the union contract. Continue reading