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Nurses endorse nine candidates in legislative, local races

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Contact: Sam Fettig
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sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
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lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Endorsed candidates have pledged to work with nurses on key issues like the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act 

(St. Paul) – September 26, 2022 – Nurses of the Minnesota Nurses Association today endorsed nine additional candidates in races for 2022 elections. These endorsees include six for races for the Minnesota Legislature, including candidates recognized for their various levels of leadership and partnership with nurses to make progress on issues important to nurses and patients; the endorsements also include candidates running for the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners.
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15,000 nurses determined to win a fair contract to put patients before profits after historic strike  

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Contact: Sam Fettig
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sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
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lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

WATCH: MNA Press Conference on Final Day of Strike

(St. Paul and Duluth) – September 15, 2022 – Today, 15,000 nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) returned to work after their historic three-day strike, believed to be the largest private-sector nurses’ strike in United States history. Throughout the strike at 15 hospitals in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports, an overwhelming number of nurses walked the picket line at each hospital, joined by patients, fellow workers, elected officials, and other community supporters.
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Statement from Minnesota Nurses Association on M Health Fairview and Acadia Mental Health Facility  

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Contact: Sam Fettig
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sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
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lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

(St. Paul) – September 12, 2022 – Today, the Minnesota Nurses Association responded to the announcement that the Minnesota Department of Health has found the proposed mental health facility to be operated by M Health Fairview and Acadia Healthcare to be in the public interest. MNA has raised concerns about the planned facility, citing recent hospital closures by M Health Fairview and the for-profit model of Acadia Healthcare which is out of step with Minnesotans’ and nurses’ values.
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Twin Ports nurses to gather with community supporters ahead of historic strike 

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Contact: Lauren Nielsen
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lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org Sam Fettig
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sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

 

(Duluth) – September 9, 2022 – This Sunday, September 11, 2022, Twin Ports nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association will gather with community supporters ahead of their historic strike which is set to begin Monday. At the community gathering on Sunday, nurses and supporters will hear from special guests including Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bernie Burnham. Nurses will share an update on negotiations and how members of the public can stand with nurses in their fight for fair contracts to improve patient care and working conditions at the bedside.
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BREAKING: Hospital executives launch desperate attack on collective rights of nurses fighting for better patient care and working conditions

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Contact: Sam Fettig
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sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

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

Hospital executives threaten to lockout, fire nurses fighting to put patients before profits  

Today, 15,000 nurses in the Twin Cities, Twin Ports, and Moose Lake announced their intent to strike on September 12 in their fight for fair contracts that put Patients Before Profits. In response, hospital executives have made a desperate attempt to further attack the collective bargaining rights of Minnesota nurses, demanding an additional step that has not been previously requested or required to attempt to prevent nurses from striking for better patient care and working conditions.  
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15,000 nurses to strike as they fight for fair contracts that put Patients Before Profits

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Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org Nurses at 16 hospitals in the Twin Cities, Twin Ports, and Moose Lake to strike for three days beginning September 12 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: Watch video of nurses announcing their intent to strike.

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Nurses to announce next step in fight for fair contracts that put Patients Before Profits

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org
15,000 Twin Cities and Twin Ports nurses recently voted to authorize a strike as hospitals executives refuse solutions to short-staffing, retention and better patient care

(St. Paul) – August 31, 2022 – Tomorrow, Thursday, September 1, 2022, nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association will announce the next step in their fight for fair contracts to put patients before profits.The planned action comes after 15,000 nurses in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports recently voted to authorize a strike
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Nurses endorse twenty candidates in legislative, local races 

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

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

Endorsed candidates have pledged to work with nurses on key issues like the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act 

(St. Paul) – August 23, 2022 – Nurses of the Minnesota Nurses Association today endorsed 20 additional candidates in races for 2022 elections. These endorsees include 19 running for the Minnesota Legislature, including candidates recognized for their various levels of leadership and partnership with nurses to make progress on issues important to nurses and patients.
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Minneapolis City Council unanimously approves resolution of support for MNA nurses

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Contact: Sam Fettig
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Lauren Nielsen
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lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Resolution, offered by Councilmembers Chughtai and Chavez, encourages hospital employers to reach a fair contract to “prioritize patients and frontline healthcare workers, including nurses, over profits”   

(St. Paul) – August 18, 2022 – The Minneapolis City Council today unanimously approved a resolution expressing support for Minnesota Nurses Association members and encouraging hospital employers to reach a fair contract with nurses to “prioritize patients and frontline healthcare workers, including nurses, over profits.”


Click here to read the resolution passed unanimously by the Minneapolis City Council today in support of MNA nurses

The resolution, offered by Councilmembers Aisha Chughtai and Jason Chavez, also recognizes that “residents and patients in Minneapolis rely on the critical care services of nurses and other frontline healthcare staff, without whom hospitals cannot function and patients cannot receive adequate care.” The text also affirms that “hospital employers, like other businesses and nonprofits operating in the City of Minneapolis, have a responsibility to prioritize community interest and treat workers with dignity and respect.”

The resolution comes as 15,000 nurses in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports voted earlier this week to authorize a strike in their fight for fair contracts that put patients before profits and solve the crisis of retention and care in Minnesota hospitals.
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Nurses to hold first-ever picket at Hennepin Healthcare over retention, management inaction  

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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
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(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.

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