Huge US nurses’ strike begins, with 15,000 pausing work

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NEW YORK — The largest private sector nurses’ strike in US history kicked off Monday, organizers said, with some 15,000 workers in hospitals across Minnesota and Wisconsin demanding better working conditions and higher wages.

Strikes in the United States have occurred regularly over the past year, with employees reporting to be exhausted by working during the Covid-19 pandemic and struggling with price rises.

The three-day nurses’ stoppage was set to last until Thursday morning, according to a spokesperson for the Minnesota Nurses Association which was coordinating the action.

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