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The Benefits of Collective Bargaining

Collective bargaining is professional. Through collective bargaining, nurses speaking with a unified voice are recognized as equal partners in health care. Together with the National Nurses United we have more experience representing nurses at the bargaining table, before Congress and the state legislature, and in the public arena than any other organization.

In today’s health care environment, collective bargaining is proving to be one of the most effective ways to:

  • Protect patients from inadequate and unsafe care.

  • Ensure that nurses have fair pay, good benefits, and safe/satisfactory working conditions.

  • Establish effective channels of communication with those who make decisions that impact nursing practice.

  • Advance nurses’ professional growth and development

With an MNA contract and grievance procedure to back you up:

  • You participate in decision making

  • You protect your economic security

  • You improve the quality of patient care

  • You ensure improved health and safety protections

  • You gain control over your professional practice

  • You have the power
     
  • You take the lead