Striking Twin Cities Nurses May Return to Work Soon
St Paul, MN (KROC AM News) - The nurses strike in the Twin Cities may be coming to an end.
Governor Dayton called representatives from the Minnesota Nurses Association and Allina Health to the Governor’s Residence Monday for negotiations and it was announced early Tuesday a tentative agreement has been reached on a new labor contract.
It will be presented to the nearly 5,000 nurses involved in the walkout that began Labor Day. Unlike earlier proposals - including one that was rejected last week - this one has the unanimous endorsement of the union.
Nurses are expected to vote on the proposal Thursday.
The proposal was reached during negotiations that ran 17 hours. Details of the tentative agreement will be available to MNA members, Allina Health employees, and the public beginning Tuesday
The following is a statement from Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith:
“The two sides have successfully negotiated a tentative agreement. We thank the Minnesota Nurses Association and Allina Health for working to reach this tentative agreement, which will allow them to resume the quality health care that Minnesotans need and deserve.”