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
The new contract comes after whirlwind negotiation sessions between the Michigan Nurses Association and War Memorial Hospital
SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – MNA nurses at War Memorial Hospital overwhelmingly voted to ratify a contract for a three-year deal Wednesday night that includes raises and an expanded voice for nursing in making decisions about safe staffing levels. … Continue reading
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
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
Kalamazoo, MI – A charge was filed against Ascension Borgess Hospital with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that the Kalamazoo hospital violated federal labor law by engaging in multiple instances of anti-union activity including preventing nurses from expressing support for their union. … Continue reading
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
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
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
Marquette, MI – The Michigan Nurses Association on Monday filed three charges with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that UPHS-Marquette has violated federal labor law through its lack of transparency.
UPHS-Marquette has refused to provide a complete inventory of PPE – gloves and masks — to nurses despite repeated requests. … Continue reading
Nurses are Calling for Improved COVID-19 Protections, Transparency, and Long-Term Solutions
Mt. Pleasant, MI – Nurses at McLaren Central Michigan Hospital will be holding a socially distant informational picket today. Nurses are advocating for the hospital to provide improved COVID-19 protections and more transparency in the short term, as well as to agree to a fair contract that will allow the hospital to recruit and retain quality RNs in the long term. … Continue reading