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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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(Duluth) – September 9, 2022 – This Sunday, September 11, 2022, Twin Ports nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association will gather with community supporters ahead of their historic strike which is set to begin Monday. At the community gathering on Sunday, nurses and supporters will hear from special guests including Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bernie Burnham. Nurses will share an update on negotiations and how members of the public can stand with nurses in their fight for fair contracts to improve patient care and working conditions at the bedside.
… Read more about: Twin Ports nurses to gather with community supporters ahead of historic strike   »

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Lauren Nielsen
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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  »

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Lauren Nielsen
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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.

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Lauren Nielsen
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lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Nurses in Twin Cities and Twin Ports nurses are now working without contracts 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 [METRO, DULUTH]: Watch video from this morning of nurse leaders responding to the results of the strike vote.
… Read more about: 15,000 nurses authorize strike as they fight for fair contracts that put Patients Before Profits  »

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Contact: Sam Fettig
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sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

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

Nurses in Twin Cities and Twin Ports nurses are now working without contracts 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

Nurses with MNA will hold media availabilities in St. Paul and Duluth tomorrow morning to respond to vote results – details included below 

… Read more about: BREAKING: 15,000 nurses authorize strike, hold media availability tomorrow  »
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Contact: Sam Fettig
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sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

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

Results of vote are expected late tonight on whether to authorize a strike
(St. Paul and Duluth) – August 15, 2022 – Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16, 2022, nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association in St. Paul and Duluth will respond to the results of today’s vote by 15,000 nurses on whether to authorize a strike
… Read more about: MNA nurses in St. Paul and Duluth to respond to strike vote for 15,000 nurses seeking fair contracts that put Patients Before Profits   », as they continue in their fight for fair contracts to hold healthcare executives accountable to put patients before profits.

NOTE: Release has been updated since this morning to now include video, quotations, and background from the action Twin Ports nurses held this afternoon.

Contact: Sam Fettig
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sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

While hospital executives make millions, crisis in hospitals worsens on their watch

VIDEO [PART 1, PART 2]: Watch the press conference Twin Cities nurses held this morning.
VIDEO [LINK]: Watch the press conference Twin Ports nurses held this afternoon.

(St. Paul) – August 2, 2022 – Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association at seven hospitals in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports today announced that they have voted “No Confidence” in their CEOs and other top executives.
… Read more about: UPDATED: Nurses at seven Twin Cities, Twin Ports hospitals vote “No Confidence” in leadership as retention and care crisis worsens  »

Nurses at Avera Marshall Medical Center announced on June 13 that they won a new contract, following eight months of sustained negotiations by nurses after their previous contract expired on September 30, 2021.

The new contract was won under a strong organizing effort by Marshall nurses, including an informational picket in April where we and the Marshall community came together to demand that hospital executives put patients before profits, to put community care before corporate policies and cost-cutting that are driving nurses away from the bedside and that negatively impact patient care.  

“We have made a lot of positive changes that we are excited about and hope will help retain our nurses and attract others to come work at Avera Marshall.
… Read more about: Marshall nurses win new contract in fight to retain nurses, put patients before profits at Avera Marshall Medical Center  »

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Lauren Nielsen
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lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

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

Nurses will picket to oppose Essentia’s anti-union, corporate healthcare agenda and to demand a fair resolution to contract negotiations

(Moose Lake) – June 22, 2022 – Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association at Essentia Health’s Moose Lake Hospital today announced their intent to picket on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, outside of the hospital.
… Read more about: Moose Lake nurses announce intent to picket Essentia hospital after two years with no contract   »