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MN nurses approve contract as battle bruises start to heal

Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 7, 2010

Twin Cities nurses voted overwhelmingly Tuesday in favor of a new proposal that preserved their pension, health benefits and salaries, bringing to a close one of the most contentious and public contract negotiations in state history, Many nurses who cast their votes Tuesday said they were relieved and pleased that they were able to preserve their health care, pensions and salaries. But some said they could not in good conscience vote for a deal that failed to provide the staffing ratios they claimed on lawn signs and at rallies were critical to patient safety.