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Borgess Nurses Picket for Safe Staffing

(Kalamazoo, MI) Over 100 nurses held a rally and informational picket today at Borgess Hospital to call for a fair contract that guarantees safe staffing and puts patients before profit.

“We are picketing because we know that safe staffing saves lives,” said Jamie Brown, President of the Michigan Nurses Association and registered nurse at Borgess Hospital. … Continue reading

Oakland County Board of Commissioners Passes Bi-Partisan Resolution Urging Beaumont – Royal Oak to Cease and Desist Its Anti-Union Activities

(Pontiac, MI) – The Oakland County Board of Commissioners today passed a bi-partisan declaration of support for the Registered Nurses of Beaumont – Royal Oak hospital to form their union in an atmosphere free from intimidation. RNs first brought concerns to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners about Beaumont’s actions and their potential impact on patient care in late June, citing instances of nurses being pulled away from patients to attend meetings with outside labor consultants. … Continue reading

Beaumont Nurses File Federal Unfair Labor Practice Charge, Responding to Anti-Union Campaign by Hospital Executives

Nurses Say Surveillance, Interrogation and Other Management Actions Violate U.S. Labor Law

(DETROIT) – Nurses at Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak have filed an unfair labor practice charge at the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Detroit in response to multiple incidents in which management has attempted to interfere with the right of nurses to organize and form their own union. … Continue reading

OSF St. Francis Nurses Ratify Three-Year Contract

Nurses say this is a fair contract that will recruit and retain nurses

(Escanaba, MI) – By an overwhelming majority, nurses at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba ratified a three-year contract last night. Nurses had been in contract negotiations since April 1. … Continue reading

Munson Manistee Hospital Makes Illegal Cuts to Health Care for Nurses

After Slamming the Door on Mothers and Families by Closing OB Dept, Hospital Brass Now Attacks RNs

MANISTEE – Executives at Munson Manistee Hospital have illegally made changes to nurses’ pay cycles and health care benefits and have refused to provide information necessary for collective bargaining, according to allegations of a complaint issued by federal officials from the National Labor Relations Board and new charges filed by the Michigan Nurses Association. … Continue reading

On Eve of Mother’s Day, Nurses, Expectant Mothers, Concerned Residents Slam Munson-Manistee Execs Over “Brutal Decision” to Close OB Department at Town Hall

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, Commissioner Margaret Batzer also express concern
 
MANISTEE –  In an emotionally charged town hall that took place over 2 hours on Saturday, May 11 at 11am, nurses affiliated with the Michigan Nurses Association, community leaders and elected officials, joined by over 100 concerned Manistee residents, confronted executives from Munson-Manistee hospital over the healthcare system’s outrageous decision to close their Obstetrics (OB) department effective May 31st, 2019, giving the community just 30 days notice. … Continue reading