Lansing MI – In response to the surging cases of COVID-19 and a recent statement by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce calling for reducing protections for frontline workers, Jamie Brown, RN, a critical care nurse at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo and president of the Michigan Nurses Association, provided the following statement:
“While Michigan became the focal point of a new outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, Michigan business executives brought forward proposals to remove guarantees of personal protective equipment for nurses and healthcare workers, remove mask mandates in restaurants, encourage in-person work for workers who could work from home, and weaken physical distancing requirements in workplaces. … Continue reading
LANSING – The Michigan Nurses Association today applauded introduction of a bipartisan plan aimed at reducing violence against nurses and other health care workers on the job.
“Everyone is calling our health care workers heroes these days, yet too often they are the victims of violence on the job and not enough is being done to protect them,” said Sen. … Continue reading
Safe Patient Care Act limits RNs’ assignments, forced overtime
A bipartisan group of state legislators has come together to introduce a plan that would support registered nurses and help make sure everyone in Michigan hospitals gets the best care possible by setting safe limits on the number of patients a nurse can be assigned, curbing forced RN overtime, and requiring hospitals to disclose their staffing information. … Continue reading
Calumet, MI – Nurses at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital voted yesterday to form a union with the Michigan Nurses Association, an affiliate of National Nurses United. The vote was won by an over 2-1 margin. The results will become official when certified within seven days, barring any further objections from the employer. … Continue reading
The Michigan Nurses Association, the largest organization representing Michigan’s registered nurses, today expressed support for the extension of MDHHS’s three-week “pause” of certain indoor activities by 12 days.
The following statement can be attributed to Jamie Brown, RN, a critical care nurse who is president of the Michigan Nurses Association. … Continue reading
The Michigan Nurses Association, the largest organization representing Michigan’s registered nurses, today urged restaurants to follow the state’s COVID-19 mitigation rules to reduce the spread of the deadly disease during this critical period. … Continue reading
Highlighting the urgent need for a unified voice for nursing as the pandemic rages, MNA took the bold step to lead the movement towards unifying nurses unions throughout the country
Lansing, MI – The Michigan Nurses Association announced today that its newly elected Board of Directors unanimously voted to affiliate with National Nurses United, the largest nurses’ union in the country, representing over 170,000 members. … Continue reading
The new contract comes after whirlwind negotiation sessions between the Michigan Nurses Association and War Memorial Hospital
SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – MNA nurses at War Memorial Hospital overwhelmingly voted to ratify a contract for a three-year deal Wednesday night that includes raises and an expanded voice for nursing in making decisions about safe staffing levels. … Continue reading
Nurses at McLaren Central Michigan Hospital overwhelmingly voted to ratify the tentative agreement that was reached following a strike authorization vote
Mt. Pleasant, MI – Nurses at McLaren Central Michigan Hospital last night ratified a strong, three-year contract that included fair wages that will allow nurses to recruit and retain quality RNs. … Continue reading
Overworked and understaffed nurses fear for patients
(Lapeer, MI) Nurses at McLaren Lapeer lined up on Main Street in front of the hospital on Monday, July 27 with signs demanding safe patient care and to put patients ahead of profits.
“We have been telling the administration at McLaren Lapeer that the staffing situation is not appropriate for the number of patients coming to the hospital,” said Tom Hall, Emergency Department Nurse and president of the Lapeer Registered Nurses Association (LRNA/MNA). … Continue reading