A group of 14 Minnesota hospitals is accepting the offer of the Minnesota Nurses Association to resume talks, but under one condition.
A spokeswoman for the hospitals says in a statement Thursday that the group hopes the pledge will give both sides enough time to reach a deal and avoid another strike.
About 12,000 nurses went on a one-day strike on June 10, saying they wanted increased staffing in the hospitals and didn’t want cuts to their pension.
A vote to authorize another strike is scheduled for Monday.
Hospitals spokeswoman Maureen Schriner says they are hopeful the talks can move beyond the union’s staffing proposal.