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The 15,000 union nurses at 15 hospitals in Minnesota and Wisconsin will vote Nov. 30. The vote could give MNA leaders the power to authorize another strike, following a three-day strike held in September, as they bargain for contracts.
The nurses' union and hospital management remain at odds over pay, staffing levels and whether nurses should have more say in staffing decisions.
According to an August 2022 survey, sale is the primary option of nursing homes in the metro (30%) and closure (10%) is the more common choice in Greater Minnesota.
The health care system claims the Minnesota Nurses Association failed to include Essentia Health-Duluth in its list of facilities that received a strike notice.
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The Minnesota Nurses Association, which announced plans for 15,000 nurses to strike for three days starting Sept. 12, said Thursday they still plan to hold their strike, despite the charges.
The strike, which includes 15,000 nurses across 16 hospitals in the Twin Cities, Twin Ports and Moose Lake, will begin Sept. 12.

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Nearly 80 percent of Minnesota’s nursing homes are limiting admissions due to insufficient staff.
Jed Cheney, a certified public accountant with CliftonLarsonAlley Wealth Advisors LLC, presented its 2021 audit report at the Aug. 8 city council meeting.
The vote among 15,000 Minnesota Nurses Association members was "overwhelmingly" in favor of the strike, according to MNA.

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