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Below is a video and transcript of an amazing statement given in today’s bargaining session (April 22) with Methodist Hospital by Karen Anderson, RN.

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KAREN ANDERSON STATEMENT – TRANSCRIPT

Karen Anderson, RN, Methodist Hospital
Everyday that we go to work we are responsible for the health and well-being of our patients.  Doctors rely on our extensive training and expertise to make accurate evaluations of their patients, and to take timely, thoughtful, and effective, actions towards keeping those patients safe and healthy.

We do this by working nights, weekends, and holidays, on long, physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting shifts. 
… Read more about: Methodist Hospital Bargaining Update (Video)  »

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Join us in taking a brief break (four minutes or so!) from the intensity of contract bargaining to watch this powerful YouTube video that summarizes the RN relief efforts in Haiti. MNA Nurse Barb Warren-Bloms was among the volunteers called forth by National Nurses United to serve in Haiti recently. More than 300 Minnesota nurses were among the 12,000 across the U.S. who volunteered to help in the aftermath of the earthquake.
… Read more about: Haiti RN Relief Recap  »