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A tentative meeting between SMDC nurses and hospital administrators has been scheduled for Wednesday, according to the Minnesota Nurses Association, the union representing the 958 registered nurses at SMDC and 420 at St. Luke’s.
The Minnesota Nurses Association said 90 percent of nurses from SMDC who voted rejected the contract and voted for a strike. The union says more than 86 percent of St. Luke’s Hospital nurses voted the same way.
It doesn’t matter how deserving a worker might be, if they retire at 45 or 55 and live to 85, no government can afford to pay generous pension benefits and still pay salaries of workers providing current services.
Faculty members voted overwhelmingly in favor of the union. Of the 102 eligible voters, 80 cast ballots — 75 of whom favored the proposal that would give them the right to bargain for work conditions, wages and benefits.
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