Minnesota Nurses Association schedules strike vote for August 15

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Christopher Snowbeck of the Star Tribune reports that the Minnesota Nurses Association scheduled a strike ballot for Monday, August 15,. This is because a contract dispute between hospitals and around 15,000 nurses in Duluth and the Twin Cities continues. After a 10-day notice to hospitals, the vote would allow nurse negotiations leaders to call a strike.

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