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

Hundreds of Nurses Rally for Patient Safety

Contact: Sara Wallenfang, 517-974-4966

RNs demand a law to fix understaffing at Michigan Hospitals

(Lansing, MI) Over 500 nurses and nursing students from across the state rallied on the Capitol steps today in support of the Safe Patient Care Act. … Continue reading

Nurses Applaud New Legislation on Earned Paid Sick Time

Contact: Sara Wallenfang, 517-974-4966

When families can afford to take time off, public health benefits

(Lansing, Michigan) The Michigan Nurses Association praises today’s introduction of state House and Senate legislation that protects public health by allowing workers to accrue paid sick time. … Continue reading

MNA statement on the Affordable Care Act

Contact: Sara Wallenfang; 517-974-4966

The following statement regarding the Affordable Care Act can be attributed to John Armelagos, RN, President of the Michigan Nurses Association:

While the Affordable Care Act is far from perfect, repealing it, especially without a well-thought out replacement, will cause chaos and put lives in danger. … Continue reading

MNA Borgess Nurses Ratify a New Contract

Contact: Sara Wallenfang, 517-974-4966

New three-year agreement is a win for nurses and patients

(Kalamazoo, MI) Nurses at Borgess Medical Center, represented by the Michigan Nurses Association, overwhelmingly voted to accept a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. … Continue reading

The Michigan Nurses Association Makes Final Pre-Primary Endorsements

Contact: Sara Wallenfang, 517-974-4966

Nurse-leaders vote to support candidates who will stand up for patients and nursing practice

The Michigan Nurses Association (MNA), the largest union and professional organization representing registered nurses across the state, has endorsed 16 additional candidates ahead of the August 2nd Michigan primary. … Continue reading