MNA Blog

Recent news and updates from the Minnesota Nurses Association.

It’s time to show your MNA member pride on social media and get your friends, family and community to show their support during your negotiations, picketing on June 1 and beyond!

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Use this graphic as your profile picture on Facebook and Twitter and as a post on Instagram. Then encourage your followers to use it as their profile and share on Instagram too! 

Step 1: Right-click the image and choose “Save Link As” 

Step 2: Follow these instructions to change your Facebook profile picture and these instructions to change your Twitter profile picture  

Step 3: Share the image on your social media profile and encourage your followers to change their profile pictures (see below for sample copy) 

Step 4: Tag MNA in your posts Twitter @MNNurses Instagram @MinnesotaNurses Facebook @MinnesotaNurses    

Sample Social Media Copy 

Stand with nurses!
… Read more about: Tell Minnesotans: Stand with Nurses!  »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Candidates pledge to support Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act, put patients and healthcare workers before profits

(St. Paul) – May 24, 2020 – Nurses of the Minnesota Nurses Association today announced six new endorsements for the 2022 election cycle for candidates in open races for the Minnesota Legislature. These endorsements follow the first four announced by MNA in April, and are based on screening interviews and recommendations of member nurses based on candidates’ pledged support for MNA priority issues.
… Read more about: MNA Nurses Announce Six Endorsements for 2022 Election  »

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

(St. Paul) – May 19, 2022 – Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association today announced their intent to hold an informational picket at eleven Twin Cities hospitals on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, as 15,000 nurses in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports seek new contracts which will put patients and workers before profits in Minnesota hospitals. Nurses will hold a media availability at MNA offices this Saturday, May 21, 2022, as they make signs in preparation for the picket.
… Read more about: Nurses to picket Twin Cities hospitals as 15,000 nurses seek new contracts that put patients before profits  »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sam Fettig
612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Roberta Heine
202-251-7070
rheine@mape.org

Ashley Erickson
507-450-5511
aerickson@mape.org

Thousands of employees served on frontlines throughout the pandemic

St. Paul – May 12, 2022 – State government workers have worked tirelessly to keep Minnesotans safe and state government running throughout the pandemic, often at great personal risk to themselves and their families. Four employees shared their stories and called on the Senate to approve their labor contracts. The workers are represented by IFO, MAPE, MNA and Teamsters

Every two years, state government employees’ contracts come before the Minnesota House and Senate for approval.
… Read more about: State government employees call on Senate to approve their contracts  »

Nurses and support staff are not cogs on a wheel. We are the engine that drives the car, and a car without an engine is worthless. A CEO and management team who do not understand this fact will undervalue the very thing that drives the success of their organization. 

The future of this hospital matters. For so many years it has been a point of pride to be a Children’s employee, but lately it seems the “business of healthcare” has reached the corporate point of no return. We now seem to be a business first and a hospital second.
… Read more about: It’s Nurses Week and I challenge Children’s Leadership to BE AMAZING!   »

Do you care about children? 

Then I ask you: What could be more life altering than living through the trauma of having your sexuality, your sexual intimacy, your sexual privacy traded, bought or sold? What could be more dehumanizing than walking through the world experiencing this and thinking that no one sees you, no one cares enough to try to stop sexual harm from happening to you?  

Children in the upper Midwest are living in this reality. We encounter these children in our healthcare facilities. They are being traded, bought and sold. According to the office of the Minnesota Attorney General:  

Minneapolis is one of the top locations in the U.S.
… Read more about: Online Education Opportunity: Identifying and Responding to Signs of Sexual Exploitation: A Training for Nurses   »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

(St. Paul) – May 11, 2022 – Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) today shared the results of an annual report on Concern for Safe Staffing (CFSS) forms which paint a bleak picture of the crisis of understaffing by hospital executives in Minnesota healthcare facilities. The report documents an explosive 300 percent growth in CFSS forms filed since 2014, up to a total of 7,857 in the last year.
… Read more about: New report details crisis of understaffing for nurses and patients in Minnesota hospitals  »

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

(St. Paul) – May 9, 2022 – At 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Minnesota nurses will hold a press conference at the Minnesota State Capitol to share the results of an annual report on Concern for Safe Staffing (CFSS) forms filed by nurses at hospitals throughout the state. The event comes as Minnesota nurses mark Nurses Week 2022.

For more than 25 years, Minnesota nurses have submitted CFSS forms when they are concerned that short staffing may negatively impact patient care.
… Read more about: Nurses to release annual ‘Concern for Safe Staffing’ report during Nurses Week  »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org
Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Emerging from two-year pandemic, nurses mark the week with resolve to keep fighting for nurses at the bedside and quality patient care  

(St. Paul) – May 6, 2022 – Today, the 22,000 nurses of the Minnesota Nurses Association kicked off Nurses Week 2022, announcing they are “Ready Together” to put patient care before corporate profits in our hospitals. Over the last two years, nurses showed up to take care of Minnesotans on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
… Read more about: Minnesota nurses kick off Nurses Week, “Ready Together” to put patients before profits   »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org
Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

(St. Paul) – May 2, 2022 – Minnesota nurses celebrated passage of the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act by the Minnesota House of Representatives today. The act, designed to retain nurses and protect patient care, passed the House as part of the Health & Human Services omnibus bill. While Minnesota nurses raised the alarm about chronic understaffing by hospital CEOs for years, today’s action is the first-ever vote by a body of the Minnesota Legislature to hold hospital executives accountable to provide safe staffing levels for patients and nurses in our hospitals.
… Read more about: Nurses celebrate historic passage of Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act in Minnesota House, urge Senate action  »