Some 4,800 nurses from the Minnesota Nurses Association have started a 7-day strike in Minneapolis, affecting five hospitals in the area. To discuss what is at the heart of this industrial action, Rose Roach, executive director of the Minnesota Nurses Association, joins ‘News with Ed’. Her view is that the striking nurses are being forced to give up their employer’s healthcare benefits.

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Ed Schultz is an American television and radio host, a liberal political commentator, and a former sports broadcaster. He was the host of The Ed Show, a weekday news talk program on MSNBC, and The Ed Schultz Show, a talk radio show, nationally syndicated by Dial Global. Ed has won three Eric Sevareid Awards and has managed and been lead talent for a broadcast team that has won two Marconis and a prestigious Peabody Award. Ed has been named one of the top ten radio hosts in the country by Talkers Magazine for a number of years. Ed Schultz has been a nominee by Syndicated News/Talk Personality of the year by Radio & Records.