MNA nurses ratify new contract with ProMedica

Adrian, MI – MNA nurses overwhelmingly voted to ratify their tentative agreement for a new contract. Ratification meetings were held throughout the day and into the evening yesterday. Ballots were counted after the last meeting concluded.

“This is union democracy in action,” said Tracy Webb, a critical care nurse and president of the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) local at ProMedica Charles and Virginia Hickman Hospital in Adrian. … Continue reading

MNA nurses reach tentative agreement with ProMedica

After nurses held a “practice strike” outside the Adrian hospital on Tuesday, ProMedica executives dropped their demands for two-tier retirement and improved nurses’ wages

Adrian, MI – MNA Nurses reached a tentative agreement for a new contract with ProMedica executives late in the evening yesterday. … Continue reading

ProMedica nurses authorize potential strike

10-day notice would be provided before any strike date is set

Adrian, MI – Nurses at ProMedica Charles and Virginia Hickman Hospital have announced the results of their strike authorization vote today as bargaining for a new contract resumed. … Continue reading

Nurses testify in favor of bipartisan safe staffing bills

Lansing, MI – Nurses today testified before the House Health Policy Committee in favor of a bipartisan legislative plan to set safe limits on the number of patients nurses can be assigned, curb excessive mandatory nurse overtime, and require hospitals to disclose their RN staffing levels. … Continue reading

Nurses applaud House Health Policy Committee hearing on Safe Patient Care Act

Lansing, MI – In response to the Michigan House Health Policy Committee announcing a hearing to be held Thursday on the Safe Patient Care Act, Jamie Brown, RN, a critical care nurse and president of the Michigan Nurses Association, put out the following statement:

“For years, frontline nurses have been sounding the alarm about the decisions that hospital executives have been making in our hospitals. … Continue reading