Lake View nurses withdraw strike notice as negotiations continue

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Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org
Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

 

(Two Harbors) – December 8, 2022 – The 18 nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association at St. Luke’s Lake View Hospital in Two Harbors have withdrawn their unfair labor practice strike notice as negotiations continue over a new contract. Lake View nurses’ contract expired on September 30, 2022.

The MNA Lake View Nurse Negotiation Team issued the following statement:

“As a sign of good faith, the nurses of Lake View Hospital have chosen to withdraw our ten-day unfair labor practice strike notice for the time being, in the hopes that management will start collaborating with nurses and take these negotiations seriously by treating our priorities and our nurses with the respect we deserve moving forward. Lake View nurses are committed to working towards a fair contract that uplifts our community and protects the future of healthcare in Two Harbors and the rest of Northeastern Minnesota.”

Lake View nurses had previously voted with nurses at 15 hospitals in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports to authorize an unfair labor practices strike; strike plans were averted in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports when tentative agreements were reached earlier this week.

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