100+ nurses, community members to rally outside Ascension Borgess

Nurses, community members hold informational picket outside of Ascension Borgess Hospital following the expiration of their contract

Kalamazoo, MI – Over one-hundred nurses and community members will rally outside of Ascension Borgess hospital today to call on Ascension executives to negotiate a new contract that includes fair wages to recruit and retain nurses and no concessions. … Continue reading

Dozens of nurses at UPHS-Bell win union election

Ishpeming, MI – With a unanimous vote of 51-0, nurses at U.P. Health System – Bell have voted to form a union with the Michigan Nurses Association.

The National Labor Relations Board counted the ballots from the mail-in election at their offices in Milwaukee on Tuesday. … Continue reading

U of M Nurses Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

6,200 nurses have been working without a contract since July 1

ANN ARBOR – The Michigan Nurses Association-University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council (MNA-UMPNC) has reached a tentative agreement with the university after more than two months of working without a contract. … Continue reading

Nurses sue U of M over refusal to bargain over safe workloads

Issue is tied directly to nurses’ patient safety concerns

ANN ARBOR – The Michigan Nurses Association filed a lawsuit Monday against the University of Michigan, alleging that it is breaking the law by refusing to bargain over nurses’ workloads in its contract negotiations with the University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council (MNA-UMPNC). … Continue reading