Press Release: Hibbing Nurses Receive New Offer

17 Jun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: John Nemo, 651-414-2863

HIBBING, Minnesota (June 17, 2011) – Hibbing Nurses have received a new offer from Fairview-owned Range Regional Health Services (RRHS) and will be voting late next week whether to accept it or else reject the offer and instead authorize a strike.

The proposal came after both sides met June 15 during a bargaining session overseen by a federal mediator. Nurse representatives for the 150 RNs at RRHS covered by the contract have been negotiating with hospital executives since September 2010. The current contract expired on October 31, 2010, and both sides will continue operating under its terms until a new deal is reached.

More information and background is available online at http://www.mnnurses.org/Hibbing

Founded in 1905, the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) represents 20,000 nurses in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. MNA was also a founding member of National Nurses United, which represents more than 175,000 nurses across the United States.

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