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The Minnesota nursing strike

MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 15:  Miriala Gonzalez, a registered nurse, carries a monkeypox vaccine to a nurse at a vaccination site setup in Tropical Park by Miami-Dade County and Nomi Health on August 15, 2022 in Miami, Florida. Miami-Dade continues to urge people to vaccinate as they work to get more vaccines now that the county has over 400 cases, which is the most in the state. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 15: Miriala Gonzalez, a registered nurse, carries a monkeypox vaccine to a nurse at a vaccination site setup in Tropical Park by Miami-Dade County and Nomi Health on August 15, 2022 in Miami, Florida. Miami-Dade continues to urge people to vaccinate as they work to get more vaccines now that the county has over 400 cases, which is the most in the state. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The largest private sector nurse’s strike in American history is underway in Minnesota. 

Roughly 15-thousand nurses walked off the job on Monday. 

“We did not rush into this and we do not take this lightly. There are plenty of licensed nurses in the state of Minnesota to fill the vacant positions in Minnesota hospitals. But they are not going to come back until conditions improve”

 That’s nurse Kelley Anaas (AW-nuss) speaking outside Abott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis yesterday. 

  She is one of many protesting understaffing and overwork – two problems plaguing nurses across the country in the wake of COVID-19. 

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