Right to Work


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Decertification effort pushed by millionaires’ anti-worker National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation 

(St. Paul) – October 6, 2022 – Nurses at Mayo Health Clinic in Lake City today affirmed their faith in the power of our union to bargain collectively for better conditions for workers and patients, defeating an attempt by an anti-labor organization funded by millionaires who sought to remove MNA representation from the nurses.

“Nurses today affirmed the power of our collective voice in the workplace,” said Jackie Kuzma, RN at Lake City Mayo Health Clinic.
… Read more about: MNA nurses defeat decertification attempt at Lake City Mayo, first such victory by workers at any Mayo facility   »

By Barbara Brady

MNA Communications Specialist


Union membership empowers MNA nurses to be strong advocates for patients. Nurses know they have rights and a collective voice to speak up for quality patient care. MNA contracts ensure that nurses have a voice in the workplace. Nurses negotiate a fair return for their hard work. Nurses and many other workers have the freedom to join together in unions and work for common causes. However, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court could take away many of those rights, starting with public-sector union members.

Janus v AFSCME Council 31 challenges the right of public sector unions to require all employees who receive the benefits of union representation to pay the cost of that representation or “fair share fees.” Corporations and extremists want to weaken unions by bringing this case forward.
… Read more about: Patient Safety Starts with Nurses’ Collective Advocacy  »


Wages in Minnesota Rise for the Richest, Fall for the Poor    It’s being called a “lost decade” for low- and middle-income Minnesotans.


Study:  Rural RNs More Likely to Commute for Better Salaries  These  findings suggest that policies supporting more competitive rural RN salaries  could encourage more rural-residing RNs to work in the rural communities in  which they live.

RNs, Labor Allies to Picket Las Vegas Venetian Hotel Today  The enterprise is the business center for multi billionaire Stuart Adelman who funds radical  corporate interest political agenda.
… Read more about: MNA Daily NewsScan, December 12, 2012: Rural RNs more likely to commute for better salaries  »


Right To Work Passes Michigan House    The Michigan House approved the first of two right-to-work bills Tuesday that would weaken union power in the historical labor stronghold as hundreds of protesters rallied at the Capitol.

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How Much Compensation is Too Much Compensation?  For while a sprawling health care system with nearly $1 billion in annual  revenues may be an extraordinarily complex operation maneuvering in a rapidly  changing market, ultimately Lancaster General Health and similar systems are  charities.
… Read more about: MNA Daily NewsScan, December 11, 2012: RTW passes MI House; U.S. lives longer, sicker  »


Nurses Join Fight Against Michigan Right To Work Legislation   More than a dozen Michigan nurses stood on the steps of the Michigan Capitol this morning, their mouths covered in red duct tape in protest of right to work legislation.

Dayton:  Minnesota Is Getting Back to Work    Of the 2,700 Minnesota soldiers returning from Kuwait last spring, only 78 are still unemployed – a 90% improvement in only four months.


Study:  Nurse Phone Calls Reduce Risk of Readmission    In addition, healthcare costs decreased by about $1,225 for each patient enrolled in the program compared with similar patients who were not enrolled, reported researchers with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
… Read more about: MNA Daily NewsScan, December 10, 2012: Nurses Protest RTW in MI  »


MNA Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement with Twin Cities Hospitals     The Minnesota Nurses Association and Twin Cities Hospitals reached agreement last night on new three-year-contracts, which are being unanimously recommended by the MNA Negotiating Committee for ratification by the membership.  Members, vote dates are Dec. 18, 19, 20.  Learn more about the agreement and the vote in the member portal.


Lame Duck Michigan Legislators Slam Through Right To Work Bills    In the state where workers sat down in Flint General Motors plants seventy-five years ago and emboldened the industrial labor movement that would give birth to the American middle class, Republican legislators on Thursday voted to gut basic labor rights. 
… Read more about: MNA Daily NewsScan, December 7, 2012: TC Nurse Contract Tentative Agreement; Sham Democracy in Michigan  »


Buffet:  A Minimum Tax for the Wealthy  “And, wow, do we have plenty to invest. The Forbes 400, the wealthiest individuals in America, hit a new group record for wealth this year: $1.7 trillion. That’s more than five times the $300 billion total in 1992. In recent years, my gang has been leaving the middle class in the dust.”

In Michigan, New Push for Right-To-Work Law  Pressure is mounting for the Legislature to pass a right-to-work bill with one  group circulating a video it claims proves Gov. Rick Snyder would sign such  legislation.
… Read more about: MNA Daily NewsScan, November 26, 2012: Buffet rule-“pay up;” RTW back in Michigan?  »