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Thousands of striking nurses return to work in Minnesota

Thousands of nurses returned to work Thursday at Minnesota hospitals following a three-day strike over wage will increase and staffing and retention made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.

Members of the Minnesota Nurses’ Association at 15 hospitals within the Minneapolis and Duluth areas walked off the job Monday. Nurses may quickly study what influence the strike might have had on efforts to succeed in a brand new contract.

The Twin Cities Hospitals Group stated in an announcement Thursday that negotiators had been anticipated to return to talks someday subsequent week.

Some 15,000 nurses at seven healthcare methods within the Minneapolis and Duluth areas walked out, a quantity the union says makes it the biggest strike ever by private-sector nurses. The affected hospitals recruited short-term nurses to cowl for placing union members.

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The hospitals have provided a 10-12% wage improve over three years, however nurses are in search of greater than 30%. Hospital leaders known as their wage calls for unaffordable, noting that Allina and Fairview hospitals have posted working losses and that the price of such sharp wage will increase could be handed alongside to sufferers.

The hospitals affected by the strike are operated by Allina Health, M Health Fairview, Children’s Hospital, North Memorial and HealthCompanions. In Duluth, it’s Essentia and St Luke’s.

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