Union: Nurses at Chicago hospital reach tentative agreement after strike

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CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — Nurses at a Chicago hospital said they have reached a tentative agreement with its operators after a dayslong strike.

Leaders of the Illinois Nurses Association said the new four-year contract with the University of Illinois Hospital includes a promise to hire 160 more nurses.

The deal also includes a promise of more protective equipment to help treat coronavirus patients.

About 800 nurses went on a seven-day strike last week and returned to work without an agreement.

Union members are set to vote on the deal on Monday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.