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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

Lapeer Nurses Vote to Ratify New Contract with McLaren

Contact: Amelia Dornbush
amelia.dornbush@minurses.org; 517-896-7478

RNs ready to move forward on improvements in staffing, nurse retention

(Lapeer, MI) – By an overwhelming majority, registered nurses at McLaren Lapeer voted Friday to ratify a new contract with the hospital that includes stronger staffing language to protect patients and wage increases to retain nurses. … Continue reading