Twin Ports nurses to gather with community supporters ahead of historic strike 

MEDIA ADVISORY

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

 

(Duluth) – September 9, 2022 – This Sunday, September 11, 2022, Twin Ports nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association will gather with community supporters ahead of their historic strike which is set to begin Monday. At the community gathering on Sunday, nurses and supporters will hear from special guests including Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bernie Burnham. Nurses will share an update on negotiations and how members of the public can stand with nurses in their fight for fair contracts to improve patient care and working conditions at the bedside.

Details are included below. Members of the press are invited to attend.

  • When: Sunday, September 11, 2022, 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Duluth Civic Center, City Hall, 100 N 5th Ave W, Duluth, MN 55802
  • Who: Twin Ports nurses and community supporters
  • What: Community gathering ahead of historic strike
  • Why: To share an update on negotiations and how members of the public can stand with nurses in their fight for fair contracts to improve patient care and working conditions at the bedside.
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4 Comments

  1. This is HISTORIC! And about time that we nurses stood up for fairness and a safer workplace! Make sure the public is aware of the main issues: PATIENT SAFETY, and EXHORBITANT PROFITS over patient safety!!!
    We Los Angeles County RNs successfully struck, back in 1991 The County Supetvisors, and the Public HEARD US.

    Dian Allison, RN (retired)
  2. How does going on strike attribute to patient safety? Does MNA have any concern about taking 15,000 nurses away from caring for their patients? I am all for nurses being paid well but a 30% increase is unreasonable. I do agree significant improvements for on the job safety is needed for nurses. I am a nurse myself and support nurses overall- I just don’t see how this strike is beneficial to the patients we serve which is why I went into nursing and I know so many others did too.

  3. What does 3 days prove? They should stay out until the contract is settled. Possibly management should freeze wages and put all money toward recruitment.

  4. To LeeAnn,

    To answer your question, Unions that represent healthcare facilities are required by law to give a 10 day notice. This is to give the healthcare facility time to either hire scabs or transfer patients. The onus is on the employer once this notice is given.

    In this case, the nurses actually gave nearly a month’s notice and continued to try and reach a settlement. This is the employer putting profit above patients. Full Stop.

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