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McLaren Lapeer nurses hold informational picket, call attention to safe patient care concerns

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

Following New Budget, Coalition of Unions at the University of Michigan Calls on University to Commit to Protecting Students, Patients, and Workers

Ann Arbor, MI – After the University of Michigan passed a new budget, the All Campus Labor Council – a coalition of unions representing nearly 15,000 workers employed at the University of Michigan – is calling on the University to unequivocally commit to use its endowment to avoid making any further cuts in the short term and to develop a plan to reverse previous cuts to jobs and benefits in the long term. … Continue reading

Michigan Nurses Association Applauds MIOSHA’s PPE Enforcement Program

Lansing, MI – Today, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) announced the launch of a PPE enforcement program that will provide all Michigan healthcare workers with some of the strongest protections in the country.

This launch comes after months of advocacy by the Michigan Nurses Association, including filing MIOSHA charges against Michigan Medicine and Mercy Health Partners – Hackley Hospital after nurses were denied an N-95 respirator or equivalent despite working in situations where they could be directly exposed to COVID-19. … Continue reading

Nurses: Racism is an urgent public health crisis

Statement from Jamie Brown, RN, a critical care nurse who is president of the Michigan Nurses Association

Racism is an urgent, pervasive public health crisis in our country.  It is a longstanding illness that comes from a deep-rooted hate exhibited by our country’s failing systems. … Continue reading

McLaren Central Michigan Nurses to Hold Socially Distant Informational Picket

Nurses are Calling for Improved COVID-19 Protections, Transparency, and Long-Term Solutions 

Mt. Pleasant, MI – Nurses at McLaren Central Michigan Hospital will be holding a socially distant informational picket today. Nurses are advocating for the hospital to provide improved COVID-19 protections and more transparency in the short term, as well as to agree to a fair contract that will allow the hospital to recruit and retain quality RNs in the long term. … Continue reading