Tuesday, May 24, 2011 By Aaron Brown
This is the largest hospital north of Duluth, serving a wide swath of the Iron Range and surrounding areas. Some nurses are represented by unions other than the Minnesota Nurses Association, so the hospital would remain open during a potential strike. Nevertheless, this situation is worth monitoring. The clock now begins on a new cooling off period and further negotiations.
Nurses are calling for safer staffing levels on critical floors and more clarity in overtime policy.
UPDATE: Confirmation in this press release from the nurses.