Update: Minnesota Nurses Strike appears to have been averted

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(St. Paul, MN) -- It looks like a major nurses' strike in Minnesota is over before it got started.

In an update to a story we've followed for you since back in October when an initial three day strike was approved, a tentative agreement has been reached with several hospitals in the Twin Cities and Duluth areas.

The deals come less than a week after the Minnesota Nurses Association notified 16 hospitals of walkouts by as many as 15-thousand nurses later this month. A strike date was set for December 11th, and was set to last through the 31st.

Nurses now must vote on the tentative agreements reached by their union and hospital negotiators.