Legislative Policy

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

Lauren Bloomquist
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.bloomquist@mnnurses.org
Joined by legislators and labor allies, nurses call for legislation to hold hospital executives accountable to patients and the public and protect workers from retaliation 
[WATCH] Watch video of today’s news conference on MNA’s Healing Greed Agenda

[READ] Learn more about the Healing Greed Agenda to put patient needs before corporate greed

(St. Paul) – February 5, 2024 – Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) today introduced the Healing Greed Agenda, a legislative roadmap to put patient needs before corporate greed in our healthcare system.
… Read more about: Nurses introduce Healing Greed Agenda to put patient needs before corporate greed in our hospitals  »

MEDIA ADVISORY

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

Lauren Bloomquist
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.bloomquist@mnnurses.org
Nurses to urge legislation to put patient needs before corporate greed in our hospitals 

(St. Paul) – February 2, 2024 – On Monday, February 5, 2024, nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) will be joined by labor and legislator allies to introduce an agenda for the 2024 legislative session that will work to put patient needs before corporate greed in our hospitals.

After corporate healthcare executives killed legislation last session that would have improved nurse staffing and retention in Minnesota hospitals, nurses will be back at the Capitol this year seeking new protections for nurses and patients at the bedside.
… Read more about: Nurses to announce agenda for 2024 session with labor, legislator allies  »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Amber Smigiel
(c) 651-202-0845
amber.smigiel@mnnurses.org

Lauren Bloomquist
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.bloomquist@mnnurses.org

 

Nurse endorsements recognize lawmakers working to solve the crisis of understaffing and retention, hold corporate healthcare executives accountable and put patients before profits in our hospitals 

(St. Paul) – December 14, 2023 – Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) today announced five additional endorsements of candidates for the 2024 election cycle, recognizing MNA Advocates in the Minnesota House who have a proven track record of working collaboratively with nurses on MNA’s legislative priorities at the Capitol.
… Read more about: Nurses endorse five candidates in 2024 Minnesota State House race, recognizing advocates who have a proven track record of working collaboratively with nurses  »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Amber Smigiel
(c) 651-202-0845
amber.smigiel@mnnurses.org

Lauren Bloomquist
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.bloomquist@mnnurses.org

 

Nurse endorsements recognize lawmakers working to solve the crisis of understaffing and retention, hold corporate healthcare executives accountable and put patients before profits in our hospitals 

(St. Paul) – November 21, 2023 – Nurses of the Minnesota Nurses Association today announced the endorsement of two candidates in races for the Minnesota House. These candidates are recognized for their various levels of leadership and partnership with nurses to make progress on issues important to nurses and patients.
… Read more about: Nurses endorse two candidates in 2024 Minnesota State House race  »

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Contact: Lauren Nielsen(c) 651-376-9709lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.orgAmber Smigiel(c) 651-202-0845amber.smigiel@mnnurses.org
(St. Paul) – September 27, 2023 – Nurses are once again speaking out after the Minnesota Department of Health’s report
… Read more about: Nurses call on MN legislature to act after report of increasing adverse patient events  », released today, details an increasing number of reported adverse health events in Minnesota hospitals. This news comes at a time when at least one major health chain in the metro area is proposing even further reductions to the number of nurses caring for patients.Nurses continue to sound the alarm that there is a crisis of patient care and retention by hospital executives in Minnesota’s hospitals.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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

Nurse endorsements recognize lawmakers working to solve the crisis of understaffing and retention, hold corporate healthcare executives accountable, and put patients before profits in our hospitals 

(St. Paul) – September 3, 2023 – Ahead of Labor Day, nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) today announced their first endorsements of candidates for the 2024 election cycle, recognizing MNA Champions in the Minnesota House who are working to solve the crisis of understaffing and retention, hold corporate healthcare executives accountable, and put patients before profits in our hospitals.
… Read more about: Ahead of Labor Day, nurses announce first 2024 endorsements, recognizing champions for nurses and patients in the Minnesota House  »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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

Despite Mayo exemption, legislation will protect patient care and retain nurses at more than 90 percent of Minnesota hospitals

Nurses thank Sen. Murphy and Rep. Feist for their leadership, denounce Gov. Walz for siding with corporate bullies over patients and nurses 

  
… Read more about: Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act advances to final legislative vote  »

(St. Paul) – May 20, 2023 – In a conference committee hearing today on the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act, a bipartisan panel of legislators voted to advance the bill to the Minnesota House and Senate for final approval of the critical legislation to retain direct care registered nurses and provide-high quality care by allowing nurses a voice in determining the appropriate number of patients assigned to each nurse.

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 call on Governor Walz, legislators to stand strong against threats to democratic process by corporate health executives

Nurses available at State Capitol sit-in today to speak with members of the press

Today, final day of Nurses Week, local landmarks to be lit red in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth


(St. Paul) – May 12, 2023 – Today, the final day of Nurses Week
… Read more about: On final day of Nurses Week, nurses renew call on Governor Walz, legislators to stand with patients and nurses, not corporate bullies  », nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) are continuing their sit-in at the State Capitol, renewing their call on Governor Tim Walz and legislators to stand with patients and nurses, not corporate bullies attempting to undermine our democracy to defend their profits and power.

MEDIA ADVISORY 

Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org
Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org
Nurses to stand with Governor Walz, legislators against threats to democratic process by corporate health executives 

(St. Paul) – May 9, 2023 – Tomorrow, Wednesday May 10, 2023, nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association will continue their sit-in at the State Capitol to tell Governor Tim Walz and legislative leaders that nurses have their backs as they stand up to corporate bullies. Tomorrow, nurses will set up an empty hospital bed in the State Capitol hallway to show the consequences for patient care when hospital executives fail to staff and retain enough nurses.
… Read more about: Nurses to display empty hospital bed to show impact of understaffing, lack of patient care as sit-in continues at State Capitol  »

MEDIA ADVISORY 

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

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

Nurses to stand with Governor Walz, legislators against threats to democratic process by corporate health executives
… Read more about: Nurses to stage sit-in at State Capitol to protect democracy and safe patient care from corporate attacks  »

(St. Paul) – May 9, 2023 – Starting at 12:00 p.m. today, Tuesday May 9, 2023, until safe staffing legislation is secured for all patients at every hospital in Minnesota, nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association will stage a sit-in at the State Capitol to tell Governor Tim Walz and legislative leaders that nurses have their backs as they stand up to corporate bullies.