Hibbing Nurses To Take Strike Vote

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HIBBING, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Nurses Association says its members at Fairview-owned Range Regional Health Services in Hibbing will take a vote that could authorize a strike by 150 nurses.

The vote is scheduled for Friday. The results are expected to be announced sometime after 8 p.m. The union says it comes after eight months of unsuccessful talks.

The union says the main sticking points in the negotiations for a new contract have been staffing levels, scheduling and a management proposal that lumps sick days and vacation days together.

Range Regional spokesman Mitch Vincent says the company believes it has a fair and reasonable offer on the table that address the union’s concerns.

He says the company had expected the union to vote on the proposal this week, not on a strike.

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