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Minnesota Nurses Association leader talks OccupyMN, strikes and Facebook

A report published last week in Health Care Management Review downplays the importance of nurse-patient staffing ratios in the quality of patient care. But Linda Hamilton, two-term president of the Minnesota Nurses Association, maintains that those ratios are still the 20,000-member organization’s utmost concern. They’re what led thousands of Minnesota nurses to walk off the […]

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Watch Minnesota nurses embrace Occupy Wall Street at conference

The Minnesota Nurse’s Association, which launched one of the most closely watched nursing strikes in recent years, is hosting its annual conference this week with an Occupy Wall Street theme. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 18 months since the nurse’s association launched what seemed like a national showdown on patient ratios and treatment […]

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Nurses okay contract with Duluth hospital

One down, one to go. Duluth nurses overwhelmingly approved a new three contract with St. Luke’s Hospital, the same day their counterparts at SDMC Health System reached a tentative deal. About 96 percent of nurses voting Wednesday ratified the contract, according to the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA), which includes a three percent raise over three […]

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Duluth, Minnesota nurses authorize one-day strike

Here we go again. Less than two months after Twin Cities hospitals and the 12,000 nurses narrowly avoided a strike, 1,300 nurses in Duluth Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to approve a one day walkout to protest stalled contract negotiations with St. Luke's Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center.

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Minnesota nurses officially ratify new three year contract with hospitals

Minnesota nurses approved a new three year contract with Twin Cities hospitals, averting a costly strike that could have  indefinitely forced thousands of patients to seek care elsewhere. The Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA), which represents about 12,000 nurses throughout the metro area, said members “overwhelmingly” ratified the contract, which grants nurses a three percent pay […]