A three-day walkout by thousands of nurses in Minnesota is being held in protest of their low pay and hazardous working conditions.
Increasing numbers of nurses in Minnesota quit their jobs as a result of their refusal to follow the government vaccine requirements.
Nurses in Minnesota feel overworked as a result of the mass resignation in COVID, which is negatively affecting the patients’ life.
When the Biden administration mandated vaccinations for healthcare workers in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, many nurses declined to comply. Ultimately, those nurses either lost their jobs or were made to resign.
15,000 nurses in Minnesota walked off the job to protest understaffing and overwork.— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) September 12, 2022
This is the largest strike of private-sector nurses in U.S. history and it should be one of the biggest stories in the country.pic.twitter.com/JRoFp5Zc9U
The healthcare crisis in Minnesota was made worse by the termination of medical personnel during the pandemic.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was forced to move patients to hospitals where there was enough medical staff available as hospitals experienced staffing shortages.
The healthcare industry is currently experiencing a chronic workforce shortage as a result of Mayo Clinic alone firing 700 employees.
The blue state is currently experiencing increased commotion as a result of the numerous nurses protesting about the subpar working conditions and staff shortage.
According to reports, the largest nurses’ strike in American history will last for three days and involve around 15,000 nurses.
When we pay the President of the University of Minnesota over $1 million a year (over five time the Governor's pay), and hospital execs often make the same, we can't blame nurses for wanting a fair deal.https://t.co/bT6DVnUqce— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) September 12, 2022
Nurses from 16 hospitals in Minnesota, particularly those from the state’s twin cities, began organizing on Sunday night. A statewide strike in Minnesota is being caused, according to a nursing union, by hospital administrators’ failure to negotiate a contract with the state’s nurses.
National Nurses United, the largest nurse union in the US, claimed Minnesota healthcare employees want improved working conditions and a new nursing retention policy, but they can’t attain them under the existing system.
A other union, the Minnesota Nursing Association (MNA), asserted that nurses’ workloads are growing as a result of personnel shortages.
Additionally, MNA claimed that Minnesota’s hospitals and hospital operators overcharge their patients. Due to the corporate mentality that exists in the healthcare industry, executives are amassing millions of dollars in the meantime.
Hospital executives think the healthcare industry cannot afford such a strong demand for wage increases and add that all increases will have to be paid for by patients.
Vice President of MNA Chris Rubesch emphasized patients should only wait a few minutes when they require urgent medical attention while outlining the growing pressure on nurses.
However, the lack of employees is forcing patients to wait longer than 10 minutes, which has a long-term negative impact on their health.