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MNA Nurses Announce Six Endorsements for 2022 Election

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Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

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

Candidates pledge to support Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act, put patients and healthcare workers before profits

(St. Paul) – May 24, 2020 – Nurses of the Minnesota Nurses Association today announced six new endorsements for the 2022 election cycle for candidates in open races for the Minnesota Legislature. These endorsements follow the first four announced by MNA in April, and are based on screening interviews and recommendations of member nurses based on candidates’ pledged support for MNA priority issues.
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Nurses to picket Twin Cities hospitals as 15,000 nurses seek new contracts that put patients before profits

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Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

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

(St. Paul) – May 19, 2022 – Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association today announced their intent to hold an informational picket at eleven Twin Cities hospitals on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, as 15,000 nurses in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports seek new contracts which will put patients and workers before profits in Minnesota hospitals. Nurses will hold a media availability at MNA offices this Saturday, May 21, 2022, as they make signs in preparation for the picket.
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State government employees call on Senate to approve their contracts

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

Roberta Heine
202-251-7070
rheine@mape.org

Ashley Erickson
507-450-5511
aerickson@mape.org

Thousands of employees served on frontlines throughout the pandemic

St. Paul – May 12, 2022 – State government workers have worked tirelessly to keep Minnesotans safe and state government running throughout the pandemic, often at great personal risk to themselves and their families. Four employees shared their stories and called on the Senate to approve their labor contracts. The workers are represented by IFO, MAPE, MNA and Teamsters

Every two years, state government employees’ contracts come before the Minnesota House and Senate for approval.
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New report details crisis of understaffing for nurses and patients in Minnesota hospitals

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Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

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

(St. Paul) – May 11, 2022 – Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) today shared the results of an annual report on Concern for Safe Staffing (CFSS) forms which paint a bleak picture of the crisis of understaffing by hospital executives in Minnesota healthcare facilities. The report documents an explosive 300 percent growth in CFSS forms filed since 2014, up to a total of 7,857 in the last year.
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Nurses to release annual ‘Concern for Safe Staffing’ report during Nurses Week

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Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

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

(St. Paul) – May 9, 2022 – At 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Minnesota nurses will hold a press conference at the Minnesota State Capitol to share the results of an annual report on Concern for Safe Staffing (CFSS) forms filed by nurses at hospitals throughout the state. The event comes as Minnesota nurses mark Nurses Week 2022.

For more than 25 years, Minnesota nurses have submitted CFSS forms when they are concerned that short staffing may negatively impact patient care.
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Minnesota nurses kick off Nurses Week, “Ready Together” to put patients before profits 

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Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org
Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Emerging from two-year pandemic, nurses mark the week with resolve to keep fighting for nurses at the bedside and quality patient care  

(St. Paul) – May 6, 2022 – Today, the 22,000 nurses of the Minnesota Nurses Association kicked off Nurses Week 2022, announcing they are “Ready Together” to put patient care before corporate profits in our hospitals. Over the last two years, nurses showed up to take care of Minnesotans on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Nurses celebrate historic passage of Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act in Minnesota House, urge Senate action

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Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org
Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

(St. Paul) – May 2, 2022 – Minnesota nurses celebrated passage of the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act by the Minnesota House of Representatives today. The act, designed to retain nurses and protect patient care, passed the House as part of the Health & Human Services omnibus bill. While Minnesota nurses raised the alarm about chronic understaffing by hospital CEOs for years, today’s action is the first-ever vote by a body of the Minnesota Legislature to hold hospital executives accountable to provide safe staffing levels for patients and nurses in our hospitals.
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Nurses to Gather at Capitol Tomorrow as House Votes on Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act in Omnibus Bill

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Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

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

(St. Paul) – May 2, 2022 – Minnesota nurses will gather at the State Capitol tomorrow as the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act comes to a vote in the Minnesota House of Representatives as part of the House Health & Human Services omnibus bill.

Nurses will encourage and cheer on passage of the act, which would retain nurses and protect patient care by establishing local, flexible, hospital-based committees of nurses and managers to set staffing levels on a unit-by-unit basis, including a limit on the number of patients for which any one nurse can safely care.
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MNA, Frontline Worker Coalition Welcome Overdue Passage of Frontline Worker Pay as an Important Step in Recognizing the Sacrifices of Essential Workers

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Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org
Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

 

(St. Paul) – April 27, 2022 – A coalition representing labor, faith, and community organizations – including the Minnesota Nurses Association – released the below statement today regarding the passage of Frontline Worker Pay.  

“For two years, frontline workers have shown up, even when we didn’t have adequate PPE, hazard pay, retention bonuses, or paid COVID leave. I am thankful the Minnesota Legislature has finally shown up for nurses and other frontline workers,” said Mary C.
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Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act Headed to House Vote

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Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org
Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Bill clears final committee as part of House Health and Human Services Omnibus Bill

(St. Paul) – April 27, 2022 – After clearing a vote in the Minnesota House Ways and Means Committee today, Minnesota nurses celebrated as the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act heads to a vote on the floor of the Minnesota House of Representatives. The act, designed to retain nurses and protect patient care, is included in the combined House Health and Human Services Omnibus Bill as priority legislation for the Minnesota House Majority.
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