15K Nurses To Strike, Leaving Hospitals In Crisis

  • As many as 15,000 nurses in Minnesota are set to strike on Dec. 11 if no agreement is reached with hospital executives on a fair labor contract, the Minnesota Nurses Association said Thursday.
  • “At the same time hospital CEOs tell nurses and patients there is no money to retain staff and prioritize care, executives are taking million-dollar raises and pursuing corporate expansions that put community access to affordable care at risk,” first vice president of the nurses’ union Chris Rubesch said in a statement.
  • The nurses’ union says workers have been negotiating with hospital executives for eight months and have been working without contracts since the summer.