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Nursing Strike Ends in Minnesota

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by Jeremy Olson

A 37-day strike at five Allina Health hospitals ended Tuesday night, but nurses left the picket lines with concerns about the contract they must approve before returning to work.

In huddles during the final day of picketing and on social media, nurses debated the offer their negotiators reached during a 17-hour bargaining session arranged by Gov. Mark Dayton at his official residence.

“Sounds like a cave. Don’t do it,” said nurse Deanna Pulver on the Minnesota Nurses Association Facebook page. “What was the purpose of the past 6 weeks then?”

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