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Reader's View: Are nurses’ salaries more important than patients?

Nurses are asking for a 27% wage increase over three years, which is totally out of line.

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Nurses' signs suggesting that hospital profits are more important than patients are very interesting.

I know nurses work extremely hard and are super important. According to Essentia, new nurses with associate’s degrees who work full-time in the Twin Ports earn a base pay of $74,000 annually. They are asking for a 27% wage increase over three years, which is totally out of line.

Are their wages more important than patients?

Alfred J. DeJuliannie

Duluth

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