Fairview Bargaining Update
Day 4 of negotiations at the Fairview Table!
This is my fourth experience at the negotiations table and never have I felt like the sides were so far apart. We continue to hear about take aways – take away my insurance, reduce my seniority rights, take away valuable benefits from our valuable nurses who work at .4FTE and more.
I am not hearing from management what can be done to ensure an appropriate environment to allow us to provide quality care for our patients. What can we do to attract and keep intelligent, ambitious young men and women to nursing?
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Allina Bargaining Update
(Note: Visit the Allina Bargaining page on the MNA Web site for previous updates)
UPDATE: Via Jim Danielson, a member of the Allina bargaining team, posted on MNA’s Facebook page:
We (MNA) talked about 2 of our proposals at length. We discussed why they are important to us. In specific, our proposal on “Leave of Absence” and our proposal on Organizing and Elections. We have done this with almost all of our proposals up to this point and we get rolling eyes and chuckling again yesterday. Instead of asking about our proposals, they asked us to respond to their proposals.
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HealthEast Bargaining Update
Hello fellow registered nurses!
I am writing about our experience at bargaining with HealthEast on April 20, 2010. The day started out beautifully with over 50 RNs showing up at the Bethesda lobby to support their bargaining team and to welcome management as they arrived for today’s session. We are confident that management got the message that RNs are unhappy about what HealthEast is trying to do to our profession.
The management team seemed uneasy as they tried to explain their proposal to us today. Maybe it is because they don’t believe in what they are being told to do, or maybe it’s because over 50 registered nurses welcomed them as we started the day?
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Your Safety vs. Hospital Profits
More than 12,000 Minnesota Nurses are in the midst of negotiating a new labor contract with six different Twin Cities hospital systems. At the core of these negotiations is one key issue – YOU.
Minnesota Nurses want Patient Safety put ahead of Hospital Profits. An estimated 72,000 lives could be saved each year if hospitals would use the proper RN-to-patient staffing ratios. Instead, nearly 1,500 Minnesotans needlessly die each year because our hospitals aren’t properly staffed. And it’s not that the hospitals can’t afford to do this – they just don’t want to. Why? Because Twin Cities hospitals are putting profits ahead of patients.
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Minnesota Vikings Players Thank MN Nurses!
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April 12, 2010 Megaphone (E-edition)
In case you missed it, below is a link to the most recent edition of MNA’s Megaphone!
Download a copy: April 12 Megaphone
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