Take a look at the flyer below to find out the latest from yesterday’s bargaining session between MNA and North Memorial. You can also print and share this flyer with other RNs!
Today marked the opening day of negotiations between Allina and its nurses. Below you’ll find:
Make sure to check back here on the MNA Blog and on MNA’s Web site for the latest news and updates!
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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.
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MNA Member RN Barb Warren-Bloms (located on the far right and wearing a black shirt in the photo above) just returned from Haiti today, and she’s already got more than 200 photos up on her Facebook page. Barb’s journey to Haiti has already been well-chronicled, and in the coming days we’ll make sure to share some of her most powerful stories and photos as well. Barb is the first MNA nurse to be formally deployed to Haiti through the National Nurses United organization’s relief efforts. Barb spent two weeks on the floating Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort, and she’ll be headed back to work here at her hospital in Minneapolis on Monday.
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Barb Warren-Bloms, the first Minnesota Nurse formally deployed to Haiti, recently sent us a Facebook message with an update of her first days on the Navy ship USNS Comfort (above):
“Thanks. It is going ok on the ship. I am working night shift. The census is way down, and acuity is very low. It is winding down. There are only 50 patients here now.
Even though the census is very low, they are happy we are here, because the nurses have not had days off in over 30 days. We got here too late to be of much help other than letting the nurses get days off, which is important, I guess.
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MNA Member RN Barb Warren-Bloms spent her Valentine’s Day doing media interviews like the one above at MSP International Airport, then boarded a plane to Jacksonville, FL, to join other RNs from around the country who were deployed to Haiti earlier this week. Barb is the first MN Nurse formally deployed to Haiti through the National Nurses United organization, which is the national union MNA is working with to help safely deploy RNs to help in the Haiti relief efforts.
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