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Minnesota Right to Work Update

, 3/13/12

Minnesota Nurses Protesting "Right to Work" Legislation

Nurses in Minnesota are fighting against an irresponsible ‘Right to Work’ amendment that would make it more difficult for RNs to bargain for safe staffing levels, for construction workers to ensure safe worksites and for emergency responders, like police and firefighters, to negotiate for things that keep us all safe—like faster response times and life-saving emergency equipment. The amendment would limit the rights of Minnesota’s everyday heroes, silencing the professional voices of teachers, nurses, police officers, firefighters and construction workers—making it harder for them to serve our communities and keep us safe. In addition, it would bring about economic devastation: For MNA members, the amendment would mean a $16,927 annual pay cut. According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data based on the 2010 census, RNs in Minnesota earn $16,927 more than their counterparts in other Midwest states with right-to-work laws.

Learn more about Why Right To Work is Wrong.

And read the Minnesota Nurses United blog article: Important Right to Work Update.

Get involved in the conversation at Minnesota Nurses Union Facebook page.

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