Nurses Bestow Highest Honor on 5 Elected Officials

Contact: Dawn Kettinger, 517-721-9688

Bipartisan group receives “Friend of Nursing” awards: Reps. Chang, Kivela (posthumous), Miller, McBroom and  Commissioner Woodward

The Michigan Nurses Association, the largest organization representing registered nurses in Michigan, has recognized five leaders with its highest honor for elected officials. … Continue reading

UPHS-Marquette RNs Close 48-Hour Strike

Contact: Andrew Baker; 517-488-1707

UPHS-Marquette RNs Close 48-Hour Strike
Nurses return to work as scheduled and call on Duke LifePoint to ensure safe staffing

(Marquette, MI) Nurses employed by UPHS-Marquette, a Duke LifePoint hospital, concluded a 48-hour strike on Saturday at 7AM. … Continue reading

Nurses at UPHS Marquette Announce Strike Date

Contact: Andrew Baker, 517-488-1707

Management continues to disregard patient care concerns
(Marquette, MI) Today, nurses of the UPHS Marquette RN Staff Council/Michigan Nurses Association officially notified hospital management of their intent to strike on October 5 and 6. … Continue reading

Marquette RNs ask MDHHS to investigate patient safety concerns at UPHS-Marquette

Nurses deliver report of over 780 patient care consequences from inadequate or unsafe assignments, request MDHHS investigate(Marquette, MI) Today, nurses delivered a new report called “Misplaced Priorities: The Deteriorating Condition of Safe Patient Care at Duke LifePoint Upper Peninsula Health System-Marquette” to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Marquette office. … Continue reading

Nurses at Munson Medical Center form their Union

Contact: Sara Wallenfang; 517-974-4966

RNs voted to be represented by the Michigan Nurses Association, NLRB to certify

(Traverse City, MI) Over 1,000 nurses at Munson Medical Center have won the right to form their union. Over the course of a two-day election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board on August 9 and 10, RNs voted for representation from the Michigan Nurses Association. … Continue reading

Nurses urge decisive action against racism, violence

Contact: Dawn Kettinger; 517-853-5519

The following statement regarding the violence in Charlottesville and the ongoing threat of Nazis and white supremacy to America’s health, safety and democracy should be attributed to John Armelagos, RN, president of the Michigan Nurses Association. … Continue reading

Bipartisan plan aims to make hospitals safer, help RNs provide the best care possible

Contact: Dawn Kettinger, 517-721-9688

Legislators want more hospital accountability, transparency on nurse staffing
(Includes quotes from all six sponsoring legislators – three Republicans, three Democrats)

LANSING – Six lawmakers from around the state and both parties today introduced various bills that aim to help RNs provide the best care possible and keep people safe from harm in Michigan’s hospitals. … Continue reading