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Nurses File Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against University of Michigan Health System

For Immediate Release
Contact: Ann Sincox; (517) 256-2312

T-shirts a point of contention in the ongoing contract negotiations between UMPNC/MNA and UMHS

(Ann Arbor, MI) – The right to wear a red t-shirt while at work is being disputed between the management at University of Michigan Health System, also known as Michigan Medicine, and the nurses represented by the University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council/Michigan Nurses Association (UMPNC/MNA). … Continue reading

Marquette Nurses Ratify a New Contract with Duke LifePoint

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Contact: Sara Wallenfang; 517-974-4966

Contract gives nurses a stronger voice in staffing; includes wage increases and robust health insurance to attract and retain UP RNs

(Marquette, MI) A strong majority of registered nurses at UP Health System in Marquette, represented by the Michigan Nurses Association, voted to accept a new collective bargaining agreement with Duke LifePoint. … Continue reading

Munson Manistee Nurse Picket Draws Support from Traverse City, Region

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Contact: Ann Sincox; (517) 256-2312

RNs across Northern Michigan say that Munson’s retirement and health insurance offer won’t attract and retain caregivers, could lead to short staffing affecting patient care

(Manistee, MI) This evening members of the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) held an informational picket outside of Munson Manistee Hospital. … Continue reading

UPDATE: Marquette Nurses Schedule Membership Meetings and Ratification Vote

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Contact: Sara Wallenfang; 517-974-4966

UPDATE: Marquette Nurses Schedule Membership Meetings and Ratification Vote
A tentative agreement with Duke LifePoint has been reached

(Marquette, MI) This is an update to an earlier statement issued by Scott Balko, Operating Room RN and President of the UPHS Marquette Staff Council/MNA: http://www. … Continue reading

During a Marathon Negotiating Session, Marquette Nurses and Duke LifePoint Reach an Agreement in Principle on the Terms of an Agreement

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sara Wallenfang; 517-974-4966

New collective bargaining agreement must be voted on by members

(Marquette, MI) The following statement should be attributed to Scott Balko, Operating Room RN and President of the UPHS Marquette Staff Council/MNA:

After more than a year of negotiations, including extensive bargaining that lasted late last night and through early this morning, Marquette nurses and Duke LifePoint executives have agreed in principle on the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement. … Continue reading

Deadline Announced: Marquette Nurses Prepared to Set Strike Dates

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sara Wallenfang; 517-974-4966

Duke LifePoint must agree to a fair tentative contract with safe staffing by Thursday

(Marquette, MI) The following statement should be attributed to Scott Balko, Operating Room RN and President of the UPHS Marquette Staff Council/MNA:

On May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, nurses will meet with Duke LifePoint managers in a last-ditch effort to reach a tentative contract agreement. … Continue reading

McLaren Lapeer Nurses Rally for Patient Safety

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Contact: Ann Sincox; 517-256-2312

Nurses march to call attention to dangerous conditions caused by chronic understaffing

(Lapeer, MI) This evening, nurses and community members held an informational picket and march in Lapeer. … Continue reading

Community Leaders, Physicians Join Rally at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sara Wallenfang; 517-974-4966

Nurses, Stretched Thin, Say Union Contract Needed for Safe Staffing and Quality Care

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP – Well over 100 members of the Professional Nurses Association of Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital (HVSH) and supporters rallied outside of Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce Township today, calling for a fair contract for nurses at the hospital. … Continue reading

Michigan Nurses Launch Radio Ads in Detroit and Dallas

Contact: Roger Kerson, 734.645.0535

Shame on Tenet Health Care, Caregivers Say, for Breaking Promise with 98% Cut in Charity Care Spending

DETROIT – “Shame on Tenet Health Care” is the message of radio ads released today in Detroit and Dallas by the Michigan Nurses Association. … Continue reading