By Megan Gavin
MNA Education Specialist
Why you should use some of your precious free time to attend an MNA education session
In the 1960s it was common practice for hospitals to charge nurses for breaking hospital property, which included glass vials of medication. Frustrated by low pay and practices such as this, a group of nurses successfully organized their co-workers to challenge this policy. Today the breakage clause, which states “it is not the policy of the hospital to charge nurses for breakage,” is one of the oldest sections in MNA contracts.
MNA has more than hundred years of history to learn from, ideas to copy, and people to emulate.
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