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Information About MNA Nurses’ Strike

Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) nurses who work in St. Luke’s Hospital are on a three-day strike, from Monday, September 12 at 7 am through Thursday, September 15 at 6:59 am.

MNA called the strike because St. Luke’s and MNA, along with several other hospitals currently negotiating in the state, have been unable to reach a contract agreement. St. Luke’s continues to negotiate in good faith and ask to allow for a federal mediator to join the negotiations. A federal mediator is a trained professional who listens to the position and interests of both sides and makes suggestions to help reach an agreement.

We were prepared for the strike. Working with a staffing agency, we have brought in qualified, licensed nurses to join the rest of our inpatient care team. Our inpatient care team includes LPNs, HUCs, Nursing Assistants, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapists, Dietitians, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Hospitalists, Lab Technicians, and many other professionals.

We continue to offer all services and are fully open for all inpatient, emergency and clinic-based care. Patients should arrive as scheduled.

MNA members are picketing near the hospital. Patients can park as usual. We know that our nurses will respect your need for care and allow you to easily enter and exit. Please drive carefully around the downtown campus as there will be more people on the sidewalks and crossing the streets.

Thank you for the privilege of caring for you. If you have any questions, please contact your provider’s clinic for more information.

Visit to learn more about negotiations and contract proposals.

First Day of Strike Statement
Second Day of Strike Statement