Sanford Bemidji Medical Center: Nurses reject contract, authorize strike

Registered nurses employed by Sanford Bemidji Medical Center overwhelmingly voted Thursday to reject a contract offer from hospital management. The vote authorizes a strike. Laurie Swenson, Bemidji Pioneer, July 29, 2011 Registered nurses employed by Sanford Bemidji Medical Center overwhelmingly voted Thursday to reject a contract offer from hospital management. The vote authorizes a strike. “Our nurses spoke decisively today on behalf of our patients and our profession,” said Peter Danielson, RN, chair of the Minnesota Nurses Association’s bargaining team, which represents 230 RNs at the hospital. ... Sanford