MNA Blog (Page 137)

Recent news and updates from the Minnesota Nurses Association.

This morning MNA met with representatives from Allina to continue bargaining. MNA asked three clear questions related to Allina’s proposals:

  • Why put every nurse on call?
  • How does gutting our contract ensure patient safety?
  • How does the employers’ maniacal need for “flexibility” enhance safe patient care?

Allina officials did not respond to MNA with any clear answers to the questions above.

Feel free to print and share this flyer that summarizes today’s negotiations with other Nurses in your unit! We’ll also paste it below:


… Read more about: Allina Bargaining Update (March 31)  »

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) just released its initial findings from its 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses.

You can view the entire report online, but below are some of the more interesting tidbits we found. (Note: This report is published every four years, so it mostly compares 2004 to 2008.)

RN Population

  • U.S. RN population grew from 2.9 – 3.1 million  (increase of 5.3%)
  • 84.8 percent (2.6 million) of RNs are employed in nursing (highest since 1977)

Age

More than 1,000 Minnesota Nurses showed up Saturday, March 27th, to be heard on the importance of patient safety as MN RNs continue contract negotiations with six different Twin Cities hospital systems. The clips below are from KSTP and FOX 9, respectively. Stay up to date with the latest developments on MNA’s Web site and Facebook Page.

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… Read more about: Media coverage of Saturday’s Amazing All-Nurse Rally  »