In the mix: Historically large nurses’ strike planned for June 10

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, June 7, 2010

A 12,000-strong nurses’ strike is planned for June 10. The nurses will represent 13 Twin Cities hospitals. On the same day, 13,000 California nurses will strike as well. The nurses in Minnesota are fighting proposed pension and benefit cuts. They are also fighting for the hospitals to commit to strict nurse-to-patient ratios. Citing economic woes, the hospitals are requesting more autonomy in this area, with the option of floating nurses or sending nurses home on slow days, according to


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