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MEDIA ADVISORY

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

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

Hennepin nurses are currently in wage reopener negotiations with the county health system, seeking fair wages competitive with other metro-area hospitals
… Read more about: Nurses to hold first-ever picket at Hennepin Healthcare over retention, management inaction    »

(St. Paul) – August 17, 2022 – Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association at Hennepin Healthcare today announced their intent to picket on Monday, August 22, 2022, outside of the hospital. The first-ever picket by MNA nurses at Hennepin County Medical Center comes as nurses have raised concerns to Hennepin leadership over retention and under-staffing which have gone unaddressed by hospital executives.

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

Nurses voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike to demand a fair resolution to contract negotiations   

(Moose Lake) – August 17, 2022 – Yesterday, nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association at Essentia Moose Lake voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike as they seek a fair contract to address under-staffing and retention at the hospital and to keep nurses at the bedside providing care to the community.
… Read more about: Essentia Moose Lake nurses vote to authorize strike after two years without contract   »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
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  

 
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  »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
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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MEDIA ADVISORY

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

Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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

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

Endorsees include incumbents and candidates in open races who have pledged to work with nurses on key issues like the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act 

(St. Paul) – August 12, 2022 – Nurses of the Minnesota Nurses Association today endorsed seven candidates in races for the Minnesota Legislature, including candidates running in open races and incumbent candidates 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 seven additional candidates in state legislative races  »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
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 are now working without contracts as hospital executives refuse solutions to short-staffing, retention and better patient care

VIDEO: Video of today’s announcement can be found at this link.

(St. Paul) – August 11, 2022 – Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association today announced that they will hold a strike vote on Monday, August 15, 2022, as 15,000 nurses in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports fight for fair contracts to hold healthcare executives accountable to put patients before profits.
… Read more about: 15,000 nurses to hold strike vote in fight for fair contracts that put Patients Before Profits   »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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

In new survey of Hennepin nurses, 81 percent believe patient safety may be at risk

(St. Paul) – August 10, 2022 – A new survey of Hennepin Healthcare nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association highlights rising levels of violence against nurses and patients and identifies under-staffing and unresponsive management as the top barriers to reporting and resolving the problem. In the report, 97 percent of nurses observed workplace violence or harassment in the last two years, but just over half of respondents had reported these incidents to their employer.
… Read more about: Hennepin Healthcare nurses report rising violence against nurses and patients, cite under-staffing, unresponsive management as barriers in new survey  »

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org
Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org
15,000 Twin Cities and Twin Ports nurses are now working without contracts as hospital executives refuse solutions to short-staffing, retention and better patient care

(St. Paul) – August 10, 2022 – Tomorrow, Thursday, August 11, 2022, nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association will announce plans for collective action in their fight for fair contracts to hold healthcare executives accountable to put patients before profits. The planned action comes as 15,000 nurses in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports work without contracts due to hospital executives’ refusal to negotiate with nurses over solutions to the crises of short-staffing, retention and patient care that the same executives’ corporate healthcare policies created.
… Read more about: MNA nurses to announce plans for collective action in fight for fair contracts that put Patients Before Profits   »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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

Chronic short staffing and poor retention by hospital executives contribute to more adverse events for patients

Total adverse events and those which caused harm to patients have increased for years, pandemic impacts amplified systemic issues in Minnesota hospitals

(St. Paul) – August 3, 2022 – A new report released today by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) highlights worsening patient impacts in Minnesota hospitals as the crisis of short staffing and retention continues unabated and unresolved by hospital executives. The new report documents increases in the total number of adverse events suffered by Minnesota patients in 2021, as well as in the number of events which caused harm to patients.
… Read more about: New MDH Report Shows Worsening Patient Impacts as Staffing, Retention Crisis Continues  »