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
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
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
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
About 1,000 Sparrow Caregivers, Community Members to Rally for a Fair Contract and Safe Patient Care
Lansing, MI – Unionized caregivers at Sparrow Hospital are holding an informational picket today with supportive community members. The contract for 53 different classifications of healthcare workers employed at the hospital including nurses, pharmacists, and laboratory scientists expired on Saturday, October 30. … Continue reading
Sparrow Caregivers Announce Informational Picket to Demonstrate for Safe Staffing and a Fair Contract
Lansing, MI – Caregivers at Sparrow Hospital announced that they will be holding an informational picket on the sidewalk outside the hospital on November 3. Nurses and health professionals say that they are speaking out to advocate for patients and each other. … Continue reading
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
New video released statewide urges Michigan legislators to pass the bipartisan Safe Patient Care Act to save lives
LANSING, MI – The Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) released a powerful new video today calling on Michigan legislators to set safe limits on nurses’ patient assignments in hospitals. … Continue reading
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