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ProMedica nurses authorize potential strike

10-day notice would be provided before any strike date is set

Adrian, MI – Nurses at ProMedica Charles and Virginia Hickman Hospital have announced the results of their strike authorization vote today as bargaining for a new contract resumed. … Continue reading

Nurses testify in favor of bipartisan safe staffing bills

Lansing, MI – Nurses today testified before the House Health Policy Committee in favor of a bipartisan legislative plan to set safe limits on the number of patients nurses can be assigned, curb excessive mandatory nurse overtime, and require hospitals to disclose their RN staffing levels. … Continue reading

Nurses applaud House Health Policy Committee hearing on Safe Patient Care Act

Lansing, MI – In response to the Michigan House Health Policy Committee announcing a hearing to be held Thursday on the Safe Patient Care Act, Jamie Brown, RN, a critical care nurse and president of the Michigan Nurses Association, put out the following statement:

“For years, frontline nurses have been sounding the alarm about the decisions that hospital executives have been making in our hospitals. … Continue reading

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