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Nurses Filing Strike Notice

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They met for 13 hours but nurses and Twin Cities hospitals failed to reach an agreement on contract issues and this morning the nurses will file a strike notice. Talks broke off around 9 o’clock last night. And even though the two sides plan to meet again next Tuesday, the nurses’ union plans to file a strike notice today. It’s believed the Minnesota Nurses Association will set a date of July 5th for an open-ended walkout. Some 12-thousand nurses conducted a one-day strike on June 10th. The hospitals brought in 2800 replacements for that walkout. There’s no telling how long the next strike would be. Late last night, a spokesperson for the

14 affected hospitals issued a statement saying “another strike is unacceptable. We owe it to our nurses and the community to stay at the table and negotiate — not to strike.”

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