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Millinocket Regional Hospital Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Authorize One-Day Strike

Millinocket Regional Hospital Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Authorize One-Day Strike

Registered nurses at Millinocket Regional Hospital (MRH) have voted by an overwhelming majority to authorize their nurse bargaining team to call a one-day strike, should hospital management continue refusing to address nurses’ ongoing patient safety concerns—including a variety of safe staffing issues—and attempting to silence nurses. —Maine State Nurses' Association, 08/09/17 More »

Millinocket Nurses Hold Rally Monday, July 31 to Highlight Patient Care, Nurse Retaliation Issues

Millinocket Nurses Hold Rally Monday, July 31 to Highlight Patient Care, Nurse Retaliation Issues

Registered nurses at Millinocket Regional Hospital (MRH) will hold an informational picket on Monday, July 31 to protest the hospital administration’s continued refusal to address ongoing patient safety concerns—including a variety of safe staffing issues—and their heavy-handed attempts to silence nurses. —Maine State Nurses Association, 07/28/17 More »

Millinocket Regional Hospital Nurses Hold Rally to Highlight Patient Care, Nurse Retaliation Issues

Millinocket Regional Hospital Nurses Hold Rally to Highlight Patient Care, Nurse Retaliation Issues

Registered nurses at Millinocket Regional Hospital (MRH) will hold an informational picket on Monday, July 31 to protest the hospital administration’s continued refusal to address ongoing patient safety concerns—including a variety of safe staffing issues—and their heavy-handed attempts to silence nurses. —Maine State Nurses Association, 07/21/17 More »

Maine State Nurses Association opposes closure of Calais Regional Hospital’s Obstetrics Unit

Maine State Nurses Association opposes closure of Calais Regional Hospital’s Obstetrics Unit

Registered Nurses strongly oppose the recently announced closure of Calais Regional Hospital (CRH)’s Obstetrics department—a move which nurses say will leave patients without labor and delivery services in Calais and surrounding communities, Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNOC/NNU) announced today. —Maine State Nurses Association, 05/23/17 More »

Millinocket Regional Hospital Nurses Hold Vigil for Patient Safety

Millinocket Regional Hospital Nurses Hold Vigil for Patient Safety

Registered nurses, supporters, and community members will hold a vigil for patient safety this Friday at Millinocket Regional Hospital (MRH)—focusing on safe staffing—the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNOC/NNU), announced today. —Maine State Nurses Association, 05/19/17 More »

Hospice of Southern Maine RNs and Healthcare Workers Vote to Join Maine State Nurses Association

Hospice of Southern Maine RNs and Healthcare Workers Vote to Join Maine State Nurses Association

In a nearly unanimous turnout, registered nurses and other healthcare workers at Hospice of Southern Maine in Scarborough, ME Wednesday voted 56 to 40 to join the Maine State Nurses Association, resisting an intense anti-union campaign by their employer. —Maine State Nurses Association, 05/11/17 More »

Nurses Week Celebration Kicks Off with Health Fair and Rally to Support Medicare for All

Nurses Week Celebration Kicks Off with Health Fair and Rally to Support Medicare for All

The Health Care is a Human Right Campaign will kick off National Nurses Week with a health fair and rally in support of a Medicare for all type system in Maine, on Saturday, May 6th. —Maine State Nurses Association, 05/05/17 More »

Maine Nurses Support Bill to Restore Public Health Nursing

Maine Nurses Support Bill to Restore Public Health Nursing

Maine nurses have come out in strong support of LD 1108, An Act to Restore Public Health Nursing Services (Sen. Brownie Carson)—which will have its first hearing on Thursday, April 13, the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNU) announced today. —Maine State Nurses Association, 04/12/17 More »

Maine Nurses, Allies Rally to Demand Senator Collins Attend a People’s Forum on Healthcare

Maine Nurses, Allies Rally to Demand Senator Collins Attend a People’s Forum on Healthcare

On Saturday, February 18th, members of The Maine Health Care is a Human Right Coalition—led by the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNU), the Southern Maine Workers’ Center, and Maine AllCare—will hold a rally and march calling on Senator Susan Collins to attend a healthcare forum where she will hear directly from constituents on the importance of universal, publicly funded healthcare for all. —Maine State Nurses Assoc., 02/17/17 More »

Nurses Host Film Screening Event to Support Clear Skies Ordinance

Nurses Host Film Screening Event to Support Clear Skies Ordinance

The Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United will hold an event Dec. 7, featuring the film This Changes Everything, to raise funds for the City of Portland's Clear Skies Ordinance Defense Fund. —Maine State Nurses Association, 11/30/16 More »

TAMC Nurses to Hold Strike, Rally July 22, 23

TAMC Nurses to Hold Strike, Rally July 22, 23

Nurses at The Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC) will hold a strike on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23—with a rally and press conference at noon on the 22nd—to highlight management’s refusal to address key issues throughout the facility, including safe patient handling and the recruitment and retention of experienced nurses. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 07/21/16 More »

TAMC Nurses Set Two-Day Strike, July 22-23

TAMC Nurses Set Two-Day Strike, July 22-23

With no significant progress at the bargaining table since their overwhelming recent vote to authorize a strike, TAMC nurses delivered a 10-day notice yesterday of their intent to strike on July 22 and 23—and have made an unconditional offer to return on July 24. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 07/13/16 More »

TAMC Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Authorize Strike for Safe Patient Care

TAMC Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Authorize Strike for Safe Patient Care

Nurses at Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC) in Presque Isle voted by an overwhelming majority on Wednesday to authorize a three-day strike, Maine State Nurses Association (MSNA) announced today. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 06/30/16 More »

TAMC Nurses to March For Safe Staffing, Safe Patient Care

TAMC Nurses to March For Safe Staffing, Safe Patient Care

Nurses represented by the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNU) have been in contract negotiations with TAMC since early April. Nurses are asking for provisions that would ensure safe staffing at the medical center—by including improved nurse-to-patient ratios and factoring in the staffing necessary to care for patients at more severe levels of illness or injury. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 06/06/16 More »

Maine RNs Hold Vigil for Safe Staffing Wednesday

Maine RNs Hold Vigil for Safe Staffing Wednesday

This Wednesday, members of the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United will hold a vigil in support of safe staffing at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 05/09/16 More »

Maine Union Members Gather in Support of Bernie Sanders

Maine Union Members Gather in Support of Bernie Sanders

On Saturday, January 23, union members will gather in Portland in support of Senator Bernie Sanders for president of the United States. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 01/21/16 More »

Nurses Report EMMC Continues to Delay Staffing and Safety Improvements

Nurses Report EMMC Continues to Delay Staffing and Safety Improvements

Nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center will deliver a petition to Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems on Thursday demanding that they take immediate steps to bring their corporate subsidiary, EMMC, into compliance with the safe staffing agreements made with registered nurses five months ago. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 12/17/15 More »

Maine Nurses Oppose the TPP RNs Tell Commission Agreement Poses Health Risks

Maine Nurses Oppose the TPP RNs Tell Commission Agreement Poses Health Risks

Bangor – Citing the grave public health and safety dangers the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement would pose for American patients, consumers, and workers, registered nurses spokeout at a Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission hearing against the global trade pact and called on the Maine Legislature to oppose the deal. —Maine State Nurses Association, 12/09/15 More »

Applauding Patient Care Gains, RNs at Eastern Maine Medical Center Ratify New Contract

Applauding Patient Care Gains, RNs at Eastern Maine Medical Center Ratify New Contract

At a membership meeting Friday, registered nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new collective bargaining contract with the hospital, the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNU) announced today. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 07/10/15 More »

Eastern Maine Medical Center Nurses Reach Pact  With Hospital

Eastern Maine Medical Center Nurses Reach Pact With Hospital

Nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center reached a tentative agreement with hospital officials early Wednesday —Maine State Nurses Association, 07/08/15 More »

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