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PECSH-MNA Caregivers Reach Tentative Agreement with Sparrow Hospital

Lansing, MI – The elected bargaining team of Sparrow Hospital caregivers and the administration reached a tentative agreement for a new 3-year contract today, averting a possible strike. This agreement will not be final until voted on by the membership of the Professional Employee Council of Sparrow Hospital, a local of the Michigan Nurses Association (PECSH-MNA). … Continue reading

Michigan Nurses Association Takes Legal Action Against Sparrow Hospital, Alleging Repeated Violations of Federal Labor Law

Lansing, MI – The Michigan Nurses Association filed an unfair labor practice charge against Sparrow Hospital with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) alleging that Sparrow Hospital has repeatedly violated federal labor law.

“We are completely fed up with the anti-union attitude Sparrow executives have taken,” said Jessica Lannon, RN, the grievance chair of the Professional Employee Council of Sparrow Hospital – Michigan Nurses Association (PECSH-MNA) and member of MNA’s Board of Directors. … Continue reading

Sparrow Caregivers Vote Overwhelmingly to Authorize Strike

96 percent OK move to get fair contract, provide best care to community

Nurses and healthcare professionals at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if needed in their campaign to get a fair contract and provide the best care possible to the community. … Continue reading

Sparrow Caregivers to Hold Strike Authorization Vote

Lansing, MI – Members of the Professional Employee Council of Sparrow Hospital, a local of the Michigan Nurses Association (PECSH-MNA), have announced that they will be holding a strike authorization vote. Voting will begin on November 16 and run through November 21. … Continue reading

Nurses applaud bipartisan bill to protect healthcare workers from violence on the job

The Michigan Nurses Association today applauded introduction of a bipartisan legislative plan to protect nurses and other health care workers from workplace violence, sponsored by Rep. Richard Steenland of Roseville.

Steenland’s plan, Michigan House Bill 5530, would require hospitals and public health departments to establish a workplace violence prevention program created with input from frontline workers; provide training and reporting procedures for employees; and track and disclose violent incidents. … Continue reading

UPHS Portage Nurses to Rally for Safe Staffing and a Fair Contract

Participants send a clear message to LifePoint executives: invest in the community or leave

Hancock, MI – U.P. Health System nurses and community members will be holding a rally beginning at 4:30pm today at the Portage Canal Lift Bridge to call on LifePoint executives to negotiate a fair contract to recruit and retain nurses. … Continue reading

Over 200 Hospital Techs at UPHS Marquette Win Union Election

Marquette, MI – Techs at U.P. Health System – Marquette voted today to form a union with the Michigan Nurses Association. The techs won their union with 92% voting yes in a 159-13 count.

“By voting to form a union, we have won a voice, and we want to use that voice to advocate for our community,” said Katlyn Lafrinere, a cardiovascular radiologic technologist. … Continue reading