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Video: Michigan nurses call for safe limits to patient assignments as RNs report a rise in preventable deaths

Lansing, MI – The Michigan Nurses Association, the largest organization for registered nurses and healthcare professionals in the state, launched its ad campaign today on streaming platforms in support of the bipartisan Safe Patient Care Act. It’s estimated that the ads will generate nearly 2 million impressions over the course of the campaign. … Continue reading

McLaren Lapeer nurses approve new contract

Agreement includes competitive compensation, short-staffing fines

Lapeer, MI – Registered nurses at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital voted overwhelmingly Thursday to ratify a new 3-year contract that takes effect immediately.

“We’re pleased and proud that our solidarity ultimately produced an agreement that focuses on safe staffing to protect our patients and competitive compensation to attract nurses and keep the ones we have,” said Carie Babcock, RN, a nurse at McLaren Lapeer and the president of their local Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) bargaining unit. … Continue reading

McLaren Lapeer Nurses Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Lapeer, MI – Registered nurses at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital have reached a tentative contract agreement after months of bargaining and a previous unanimous vote to give their bargaining team the ability to call for a strike if necessary.

“Nurses care deeply about the future of our hospital and our patients,” said Carie Babcock, RN, a nurse at McLaren Lapeer and president of their local Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) bargaining unit. … Continue reading

McLaren Lapeer nurses to hold strike authorization vote

Lapeer, MI – RNs at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital held an informational picket to call for a fair contract that puts patients earlier today. Over 100 people were in attendance. Nurses announced at the rally that they will be holding a strike authorization vote on May 30 and 31. … Continue reading

Munson nurses ratify new, three-year contract

Traverse City, MI – RNs at Munson Medical Center have voted to ratify a new, three-year contract with their hospital’s administration. The voting happened on Thursday and Friday of last week with the results shared with nurses at the hospital after ballots were tabulated late in the evening on Friday. … Continue reading

MNA statement on MSU mass shooting

Lansing, MI – In response to last night’s tragedy, Kevin Glaza, a pharmacist at Sparrow Hospital, member of the local MNA union’s elected leadership, and MSU dad, provided the following statement on behalf of the Michigan Nurses Association:

“Last night, a horrific act of gun violence shattered our community. … Continue reading