3 Minnesota hospitals reach tentative deals with nurses

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Nurses have reached tentative contracts with three hospital systems based in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

The three-year deals cover nurses at Fairview, Methodist and HealthEast systems.

They include wage increases of 3 percent, 3 percent and 2.25 percent over the three years, respectively, the Minnesota Nurses Association said in a news release. The deals also address education, scheduling and patient care.

"We are very pleased to have reached tentative agreements at Fairview Health Services, HealthEast and Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital that are fair and equitable," stated Andrea Mokros, as spokesperson for the Twin Cities Hospitals. "These agreements represent advances in workplace safety, wages and other key issues, and allow hospitals and nurses to continue to provide the very best care to patients every day, together."

Nurses represented by the nurses association at Children's Minnesota in St. Paul and Minneapolis have also reached a tentative contract with management. Those nurses are scheduled to vote on ratifying the agreement June 20.


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