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Nurses Complete First Day Of Strike At Plymouth's WestHealth

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A Twin Cities ER and urgent care will remain closed Monday as 50 of its nurses strike.

The nurses at WestHealth in Plymouth are in a dispute over wages and summer holiday pay. Sonya Worner is one of the health care workers on strike.

"We do not understand how such a small compensation that we're asking for turns into shutting down an ER location," Worner said.

Allina Health Nurse Strike WestHealth in Plymouth
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Allina Health says patients who need the ER or urgent care will be directed to other care sites. The rest of WestHealth's services are open.

A statement from Allina says during negotiations, it offered an immediate wage increase and agreed to some of the union's other priority issues.

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