Minn. Nurses Union Votes To OK Open-Ended Strike Plans
This week, Minnesota nurses voted to authorize an open-ended strike at 14 Minneapolis-St. Paul hospitals, setting the stage for a walkout as early as July. Mondayâs vote comes after a one-day strike on June 10 involving about 12,000 nurses failed to resolve contract disputes with local hospitals and health systems. Although many California nurses planned a one-day walkout to coincide with the Minnesota nurses' strike, a judge barred University of California nurses from participating.
- "Twin Cities Nurses: A Strong 'Yes' To Strike" (Lerner/Yee, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 6/22).
- "Twin Cities Nurses Union Approves Indefinite Hospital Strike" (Olson, St. Paul Pioneer Press, 6/21).