nursesstrikesigns8 Twin Cities Nurses On Strike

At 7am Thursday, 12,000 registered nurses walked off the job at 14 Twin Cities hospitals. The union nurses are locked in a contract dispute over issues such as pensions and staffing levels. Some 2,800 replacement nurses have been brought in to handle duties during the one-day walkout.

It’s unclear what will happen following the one-day strike. No new talks are scheduled.

Comments (6)
  1. Cassandra says:

    Remember, they’re doing this for US

    You, me, and all the other past, present, and future patients for as long as Time Shall Run…

    All Hail the Nurses!

  2. Kathy says:

    I’m an outstate RN. We support the metro nurses. It’s about acuity, quality and not money.

  3. Lisab says:

    Come to Baltimore….you can really get paid and slack while you at it!!!!!!

  4. Lisa P says:

    I love Nurses. The hardest working people on this earth Beside Teachers. Show your support for those who walked and those left to care for patients.

  5. pete says:

    M. Tofoya —– Ask yourself who is the face of the hospital, when the patient is recieving care???? It certainly isn’t the Administrator or members of his immediate staff. They are occupied with reading spread sheets and profit/loss statements. They won’t care or be involved until something unfortunate does happen…. You are making it sound like the nurses are simply following instructions, when in fact many nurses proof read orders, discover mistakes by the professionals(Doctors, etc.) Cost???? Let’s all agree, Adittional caregivers, will raise the cost of any patients care costs. Giving a pay raise to the current nurses WILL NOT IMPROVE THE CARE. The nurses are asking for additional caregivers, to provide help them provide adequate PATIENT CARE. What is so difficult to comprehend????????????

  6. Cassandra says:

    You can contact Michelle Tofoya at

    I mention that because I doubt that she spends much time reading the comments under varios news stories.

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