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Nurses strike: The reasons behind the picket lines

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Allina Health nurses protest outside Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 as they began an open-ended strike after a failure to reach a settlement with Allina Health. Nurses are walking picket lines at five Minnesota hospitals in a strike over health insurance, workplace safety and staffing.
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Today marks day 11 of the Twin Cities nurses' strike, and with negotiations stalled MPR News host Tom Weber looked at the reasons for this dispute. Dr. Penny Wheeler, president and CEO of Allina Health, and Rose Roach, Minnesota Nurses Association executive director, joined Tom to discuss why both parties cannot find resolutions.

 To hear the entire discussion, selection the audio player above.