According to a press release from the Minnesota Nurses Association, hundreds of MNA nurses that work at Essentia hospitals in both Duluth and Superior will be holding an informational picket on July 27th.

The nurses are planning to picket in front of St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth from 1 pm to 5:30 pm. MNA Essentia Bargaining Unit Chair Steve Strand was quoted in the press release saying that "Essentia is insisting on unacceptable concessions while ignoring our calls for safe staffing".

The nurses hope that this informational picket will help with the negotiations for a fair contract.