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U of M Nurses Ratify a Strong, Patient-Centered Contract

For Immediate Release

Contacts:
Sara Wallenfang; 517-974-4966
Amelia Dornbush; 517-896-7478

Three-year agreement supports continued world-class nursing care

(Ann Arbor, MI) Today, the University of Michigan Professional Nurses Council (UMPNC) is pleased to announce the ratification of a new three-year contract with Michigan Medicine. … Continue reading

Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, owned by Texas-based Tenet Healthcare, Charged with Multiple Labor Law Violations

News from the Michigan Nurses Association
Contact: Roger Kerson; 734.645.0535

Hearing Set for November 5 on Charges of Discrimination Against Union Nurses, Failure to Bargain in Good Faith

(Detroit) Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, an affiliate of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) owned by Texas-based Tenet Healthcare, has been charged with multiple violations of federal labor law. … Continue reading

Michigan Nurses Association Endorses Whitmer for Governor

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sara Wallenfang; 517-974-4966

Whitmer will fight for workers, increased access to health care

(OKEMOS, MI) – The Michigan Nurses Association, the largest labor and professional association for registered nurses in the state, announced today that it has endorsed Gretchen Whitmer for governor of Michigan. … Continue reading

U of M Nurses Reach a Tentative Agreement with Michigan Medicine

Contacts:
Sara Wallenfang; 517-974-4966
Beata Mostafavi; 734-764-2220

Nurses and U of M jointly announce agreement on a three-year contract that benefits patients and the community

(Ann Arbor, MI) Nurses represented by the University of Michigan Professional Nurses Council (UMPNC) and Michigan Medicine have reached a tentative three-year contract agreement. … Continue reading

Nurses union calls for CEO Schon to resign from Dickinson hospital

News from the Michigan Nurses Association
Contact: Dawn Kettinger or (517) 721-9688

Leader fails to provide accountability, transparency amid financial chaos

(IRON MOUNTAIN, MI) – The Michigan Nurses Association, the union representing the registered nurses at Dickinson County Healthcare System, today called for hospital administrator and CEO John Schon to resign. … Continue reading

With More Than 4,000 Votes Cast, 94% of U of M Nurses Vote to Authorize Work Stoppage in Protest of Unfair Labor Practices

For Immediate Release
Contact: sara.wallenfang@minurses.org, 517.974.4966

No date has been set, but the elected nurse bargaining team now has the authority to call for action

(Ann Arbor, MI) With high turnout, a strong majority of nurses at the University of Michigan have voted to authorize a work stoppage of up to three days to protest ongoing and continuous violations of their workplace rights, the University of Michigan Professional Nurses Council (UMPNC) announced today. … Continue reading

Nurses Vote This Week to Consider Work Stoppage to Protest University of Michigan Unfair Labor Practices

For Immediate Release
Contact: Roger Kerson; 734.645.0535

Federal lawsuit, filed today, seeks injunction to stop ongoing violation of First Amendment rights

(Ann Arbor, MI) The University of Michigan is breaking both state and federal law by repeatedly violating the workplace rights of employees, say members of the University of Michigan Professional Nurses Council (UMPNC) in legal actions before the Michigan Employment Relations Commission and in federal court. … Continue reading

New Radio Ad Highlights the Care Provided by Munson Medical Center Nurses

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sara Wallenfang; 517-974-4966

RNs urge the hospital to negotiate a fair contract that supports their work and the community

(Traverse City, MI) On Wednesday, August 22, the Michigan Nurses Association will begin a radio and online advertising campaign highlighting the quality care that Munson Medical Center nurses provide to patients. … Continue reading