Nurses support extension of state’s pandemic order

The Michigan Nurses Association, the largest organization representing Michigan’s registered nurses, today expressed support for the extension of MDHHS’s three-week “pause” of certain indoor activities by 12 days.

The following statement can be attributed to Jamie Brown, RN, a critical care nurse who is president of the Michigan Nurses Association. … Continue reading

Nurses urge restaurants to follow COVID-19 rules

The Michigan Nurses Association, the largest organization representing Michigan’s registered nurses, today urged restaurants to follow the state’s COVID-19 mitigation rules to reduce the spread of the deadly disease during this critical period. … Continue reading

Michigan Nurses Association Affiliates with National Nurses United

Highlighting the urgent need for a unified voice for nursing as the pandemic rages, MNA took the bold step to lead the movement towards unifying nurses unions throughout the country

Lansing, MI – The Michigan Nurses Association announced today that its newly elected Board of Directors unanimously voted to affiliate with National Nurses United, the largest nurses’ union in the country, representing over 170,000 members. … Continue reading

Following Months Long Campaign, McLaren Central Nurses Win Strong Contract

Nurses at McLaren Central Michigan Hospital overwhelmingly voted to ratify the tentative agreement that was reached following a strike authorization vote

Mt. Pleasant, MI – Nurses at McLaren Central Michigan Hospital last night ratified a strong, three-year contract that included fair wages that will allow nurses to recruit and retain quality RNs. … Continue reading

McLaren Lapeer nurses hold informational picket, call attention to safe patient care concerns

Overworked and understaffed nurses fear for patients

(Lapeer, MI) Nurses at McLaren Lapeer lined up on Main Street in front of the hospital on Monday, July 27 with signs demanding safe patient care and to put patients ahead of profits.

“We have been telling the administration at McLaren Lapeer that the staffing situation is not appropriate for the number of patients coming to the hospital,” said Tom Hall,  Emergency Department Nurse and president of the Lapeer Registered Nurses Association (LRNA/MNA). … Continue reading

Following New Budget, Coalition of Unions at the University of Michigan Calls on University to Commit to Protecting Students, Patients, and Workers

Ann Arbor, MI – After the University of Michigan passed a new budget, the All Campus Labor Council – a coalition of unions representing nearly 15,000 workers employed at the University of Michigan – is calling on the University to unequivocally commit to use its endowment to avoid making any further cuts in the short term and to develop a plan to reverse previous cuts to jobs and benefits in the long term. … Continue reading

Michigan Nurses Association Applauds MIOSHA’s PPE Enforcement Program

Lansing, MI – Today, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) announced the launch of a PPE enforcement program that will provide all Michigan healthcare workers with some of the strongest protections in the country.

This launch comes after months of advocacy by the Michigan Nurses Association, including filing MIOSHA charges against Michigan Medicine and Mercy Health Partners – Hackley Hospital after nurses were denied an N-95 respirator or equivalent despite working in situations where they could be directly exposed to COVID-19. … Continue reading

Nurses: Racism is an urgent public health crisis

Statement from Jamie Brown, RN, a critical care nurse who is president of the Michigan Nurses Association

Racism is an urgent, pervasive public health crisis in our country.  It is a longstanding illness that comes from a deep-rooted hate exhibited by our country’s failing systems. … Continue reading