Allina says more striking nurses returning to work

Nurses strike outside of United Hospital.
Nurses on strike march outside of United Hospital on Monday, June 20, 2016.
Evan Frost | MPR News File

Allina Health says more nurses are choosing to work instead of continuing to strike. More than 4,000 nurses have been off the job since Labor Day in a dispute over health insurance.

As of Monday morning, Allina says 502 union-represented nurses have asked to be scheduled for regular shifts.

The health care provider says the number of union workers looking to work during the strike is four times what it was during a week-long walkout in June.

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