MNA nurses in St. Paul and Duluth to respond to strike vote for 15,000 nurses seeking fair contracts that put Patients Before Profits 

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org
Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Results of vote are expected late tonight on whether to authorize a strike

(St. Paul and Duluth) – August 15, 2022 – Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16, 2022, nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association in St. Paul and Duluth will respond to the results of today’s vote by 15,000 nurses on whether to authorize a strike, as they continue in their fight for fair contracts to hold healthcare executives accountable to put patients before profits.

If passed by a supermajority of nurses, today’s vote would authorize nurse negotiation leaders to call a strike following a 10-day notice to hospital employers. Such a strike of 15,000 nurses would be one of the largest nurses strikes in U.S. history, and would be the first time Twin Cities and Twin Ports nurses took such an action together in contract negotiations.

Nurses are voting throughout the day today and into the evening, and results are expected late tonight. The high-level outcome of the vote will be shared with members of the press once it is available tonight, ahead of tomorrow morning’s media availabilities in St. Paul and Duluth.

TWIN CITIES NURSES RESPOND TO STRIKE VOTE

  • When: Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
  • Where: Minnesota Nurses Association, 345 Randolph Ave, Suite 200, St Paul, MN 55102
  • Who: Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association
  • What: Respond to results of strike authorization vote
  • Why: To put patients before profits and address crises of short-staffing, retention and patient care

TWIN PORTS NURSES RESPOND TO STRIKE VOTE  

  • When: Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Wellstone Hall, Lower Level of Duluth Labor Temple, 2002 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55812 (enter through door on South Street)
  • Who: Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association
  • What: Respond to results of strike authorization vote
  • Why: To put patients before profits and address crises of short-staffing, retention and patient care
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