Pessimism in Nurse Talks
No progress was reported in Wednesday’s talks between 12,000 nurses and 14 Twin Cities hospitals. The nurses union has threatened to walk off the job for one day on June 10th. Key issues are pensions and staffing levels. Another round of talks is set for Friday. Meanwhile, more than 2,000 nurses from other states have applied for Minnesota licenses so they can work as replacements during a strike.