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Minnesota hospitals tell nurses they will talk with one condition

Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 18, 2010

Minneapolis-St. Paul hospitals say they're ready to go back to the bargaining table with the Minnesota Nurses Association, but only if the union agrees not to strike until at least July 31. The union had no immediate response to the hospitals' offer, which came two days after the nurses asked to resume talks. The two sides have been in a standoff since contract talks broke down on June 4, and nurses staged a one-day walkout on June 10. The nurses are scheduled to vote June 21 on whether to authorize an open-ended strike.