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

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

Nurses at St. Luke’s Lake View facility have been working without a contract since September 30 as they seek solutions to address crisis of care, understaffing, and retention 

Nurses at Moose Lake have been working without a contract since Essentia purchased the facility in 2020 and executives refused to recognize nurses’ existing contract

Lake View, Moose Lake nurses will join 15,000 nurses in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports to vote to authorize potential unfair labor practices strike

(Two Harbors and Moose Lake) – November 28, 2022 – Nurses at St.
… Read more about: Two Harbors, Moose Lake nurses to join strike authorization vote on November 30  »

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

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

15,000 Twin Cities and Twin Ports nurses will vote November 30 on whether to authorize an unfair labor practice strike

Nurses have been back at work for two months since historic three-day strike, but hospital executives continue to commit unfair labor practices and refuse solutions to address care and working conditions at the bargaining table

(St. Paul) – November 17, 2022 – Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) today announced that they will hold a vote on November 30, 2022 to authorize a potential second unfair labor practice strike in their fight to win fair contracts to put patients before profits.
… Read more about: Nurses to hold second strike authorization vote as hospital CEOs refuse to settle fair contracts to put Patients Before Profits   »

MEDIA ADVISORY

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

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

15,000 Twin Cities and Twin Ports nurses have been back at work for two months since historic three-day strike

Hospital executives continue to commit unfair labor practices and refuse solutions to address care and working conditions at the bargaining table

  
… Read more about: TOMORROW: MNA nurses to announce next step in fight to win fair contracts that put Patients Before Profits   »

(St. Paul) – November 16, 2022 – Tomorrow, Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association will announce plans for the next step in their fight to win fair contracts to put patients before profits.

MEDIA ADVISORY

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

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

Over a month since 15,000 nurses went on strike, hospital executives continue to refuse agreement on nurses’ top issues of safe staffing and retention to solve the crisis of care and working conditions in our hospitals  
… Read more about: TOMORROW: Hundreds of nurses to rally downtown, confront corporate healthcare executives in the fight for fair contracts to put patients before profits   »

(St. Paul) – November 1, 2022 – Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 2, 2022, hundreds of nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association and supporters will gather in downtown Minneapolis to confront executives who are pushing disastrous corporate healthcare policies in our hospitals that have created a crisis of care and working conditions at the bedside.

Hello fellow MNA members. My name is Peter, and I am a volunteer for MNA’s phonebanks.

What does that mean? I spend about three hours a week going down to the MNA office to make calls to other MNA members. I do this with several other nurses and our goal is to reach out to membership with an important message. Currently, that message is the importance of the upcoming midterm elections on November 8 and how it affects nursing. Most importantly, please get out there and vote!

Now that you know what I do, I have to be completely honest with you—it’s the last thing I ever thought I would be doing!
… Read more about: From rutabaga festivals to MNA phonebanks  »

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

 

A delegation of nurses yesterday delivered an open letter to management and the community  

(Bismarck, ND) – October 18, 2022 – Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association at CHI St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, delivered an open letter to management and the community yesterday, “sounding the alarm” on staffing at the hospital. Nurses’ message is clear – staffing in the ICU and throughout the hospital has reached critical levels. Nurses are being asked to do more with less to provide the care their patients expect and deserve.
… Read more about: Nurses at CHI St. Alexius ‘sound the alarm’ on staffing in open letter    »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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

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

WATCH: MNA Press Conference on Final Day of Strike

(St. Paul and Duluth) – September 15, 2022 – Today, 15,000 nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) returned to work after their historic three-day strike, believed to be the largest private-sector nurses’ strike in United States history. Throughout the strike at 15 hospitals in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports, an overwhelming number of nurses walked the picket line at each hospital, joined by patients, fellow workers, elected officials, and other community supporters.
… Read more about: 15,000 nurses determined to win a fair contract to put patients before profits after historic strike    »

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

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

Hospital executives threaten to lockout, fire nurses fighting to put patients before profits  

Today, 15,000 nurses in the Twin Cities, Twin Ports, and Moose Lake announced their intent to strike on September 12 in their fight for fair contracts that put Patients Before Profits. In response, hospital executives have made a desperate attempt to further attack the collective bargaining rights of Minnesota nurses, demanding an additional step that has not been previously requested or required to attempt to prevent nurses from striking for better patient care and working conditions.  
… Read more about: BREAKING: Hospital executives launch desperate attack on collective rights of nurses fighting for better patient care and working conditions  »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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

Nurses at 16 hospitals in the Twin Cities, Twin Ports, and Moose Lake to strike for three days beginning September 12 as hospital executives refuse solutions to short-staffing, retention and better patient care

As many hospital CEOs continue to take significant raises on multi-million-dollar salaries, executives offer nurses just 4 percent in average annual wage increases 

  
VIDEO: Watch video of nurses announcing their intent to strike.

(St.
… Read more about: 15,000 nurses to strike as they fight for fair contracts that put Patients Before Profits  »

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


15,000 Twin Cities and Twin Ports nurses recently voted to authorize a strike as hospitals executives refuse solutions to short-staffing, retention and better patient care

(St. Paul) – August 31, 2022 – Tomorrow, Thursday, September 1, 2022, nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association will announce the next step in their fight for fair contracts to put patients before profits.The planned action comes after 15,000 nurses in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports recently voted to authorize a strike
… Read more about: Nurses to announce next step in fight for fair contracts that put Patients Before Profits  » as hospital executives continue to refuse solutions to the crises of short-staffing, retention and patient care that the same executives’ corporate healthcare policies created.