An agreement has been reached in the battle over contracts between Minneapolis-Saint Paul area hospitals and thousands of nurses.
Late Tuesday night, the Minnesota Nurses Association announced it reached a tentative deal with Fairview, Methodist and HealthEast hospitals. The new contract covers the next three years and includes pay raises. It also allows nurses at HealthEast to close units if they decide there isn’t enough staff to provide safe care. Contracts through North Memorial and Allina Health have yet to be settled. Thursday, nurses at Children’s Minnesota will vote on their contract, which was settled last week.