The 15,000 union nurses at 15 hospitals in Minnesota and Wisconsin will vote Nov. 30. The vote could give MNA leaders the power to authorize another strike, following a three-day strike held in September, as they bargain for contracts.
Doctors at Essentia and St. Luke's say fewer children were exposed to RSV in the last two years, making more children vulnerable to severe infection. RSV typically has the same symptoms as a cold, influenza or COVID-19.
Despite an interruption from a fire near Essentia St. Mary's hospital, hundreds of nurses and community supporters rallied at both Essentia and St. Luke's to close out the third and final day of the strike and pickets.