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Nurses Ratify Contract with Allina Health

Nurses Ratify Contract with Allina Health

(St. Paul) – October 13, 2016 – A majority of the striking nurses represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association have voted in favor of the tentative agreement with Allina Health reached on October 11. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MNA, 10/17/16 More »

Allina Hospitals Charge Patients at Nearly 3 Times the Cost, Among Highest in Minnesota

Allina Hospitals Charge Patients at Nearly 3 Times the Cost, Among Highest in Minnesota

Allina Health sets charges for patient services at nearly three times its costs, with Allina hospitals ranking among the most expensive in the state of Minnesota, according to data released today by National Nurses United (NNU). —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MNA, 10/05/16 More »

Nurses Thank Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Support for Striking Minnesota RNs

Nurses Thank Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Support for Striking Minnesota RNs

National Nurses United today enthusiastically welcomed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ strong support for the 4,000 members of the Minnesota Nurses Association/NNU who are on strike against four Allina Health hospitals in Minnesota. —National Nurses United, 09/13/16 More »

Negotiations End as Allina Health Widens the Gap in Talks with Nurses

Negotiations End as Allina Health Widens the Gap in Talks with Nurses

(St. Paul) – August 1, 2016 – Contract negotiations ended today when nurses received another offer from Allina Health that eliminates all four of their contract health insurance plans. —Minnesota Nurses Association, 08/03/16 More »

National Nurses United Statement on Latest Plague of Shootings

National Nurses United Statement on Latest Plague of Shootings

National Nurses United adds its voice to Americans across the political spectrum who are appalled at the shootings this week in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas. —National Nurses United, 07/12/16 More »

Statement by NNU on the Minnesota Nurses Strike at the Twin Cities Allina Health Hospitals

Statement by NNU on the Minnesota Nurses Strike at the Twin Cities Allina Health Hospitals

National Nurses United stands proudly with the 5,000 registered nurses, members of the Minnesota Nurses Association/NNU who are on strike this week to secure safer care for patients at five Allina Health hospitals in metropolitan Minneapolis-St. Paul. —National Nurses United, 06/20/16 More »

Major Strikes Involving 10,000 Registered Nurses in MN, MA, and CA Scheduled for Late June

Major Strikes Involving 10,000 Registered Nurses in MN, MA, and CA Scheduled for Late June

Nearly 10,000 registered nurses in Minnesota, Massachusetts, and California are prepared to strike in late June – a national strike of nurses on a series of patient safety and quality care concerns. —National Nurses United, 06/14/16 More »

Minnesota Nurses Report Record Number of Staffing Incidents in Hospitals

Minnesota Nurses Report Record Number of Staffing Incidents in Hospitals

Nurse members of the Minnesota Nurses Association reported more than 2,700 incidents of unsafe staffing in Minnesota hospitals last year, according to a qualitative study released today at the Minnesota Nurses Association's annual lobby day in St. Paul. These incidents are reported in Concern for Safe Staffing (CFSS) forms that nurses file in unsafe situations. —Minnesota Nurses Association, 03/17/16 More »

Nurses Ratify Agreement on New Three-Year Contract

Nurses Ratify Agreement on New Three-Year Contract

(St. Paul) – January 19, 2016 – Minnesota Nurses Association members from five metro hospital systems ratified a new three-year contract that will give them across-the-board wage increases and protect their pensions and health benefits. —Minnesota Nurses Association, 01/21/16 More »

100,000 RNs to Join Global Ebola Awareness Day Actions Wednesday with Vigils, Rallies, Strikes

100,000 RNs to Join Global Ebola Awareness Day Actions Wednesday with Vigils, Rallies, Strikes

From California to Florida, from the Philippines to Ireland, 100,000 registered nurses are expected to join a wave of actions to call attention to eroding patient care standards in the U.S. and globally that are symbolized by inadequate preparedness for fighting the Ebola virus. —National Nurses United, 11/11/14 More »

Nov. 12 - White House Vigil, Rallies, RN Strikes, Pickets, Actions in 16 States

Nov. 12 - White House Vigil, Rallies, RN Strikes, Pickets, Actions in 16 States

Registered nurses from California to Maine will hold strikes, picketing, and other actions Wednesday, November 12 in 16 U.S. states and the District of Columbia – with possible support actions globally – as National Nurses United, the largest U.S. organization of nurses steps up the demand for tougher Ebola safety precautions in the nation’s hospitals. —National Nurses United, 11/11/14 More »

Talks Stall as Strike Nears for 18,000 Kaiser RNs

Talks Stall as Strike Nears for 18,000 Kaiser RNs

With strikes and other protest actions fast approaching, talks between registered nurses and one of the nation’s biggest hospital and insurance chains Kaiser Permanente stalled Thursday setting the stage for a strike by 18,000 Kaiser RNs Tuesday November 11 kicking off a historic international day of actions on Wednesday, November 12. More »

RN Disaster Relief Volunteers Home for the Holidays

RN Disaster Relief Volunteers Home for the Holidays

As Next Delegation Set to Deploy to Philippines. The latest group of registered nurse volunteers, who have been at working providing medical care to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, return tonight and Saturday. But the disaster relief program established by National Nurses United is far from over – another group is already in formation with plans to head to the Philippines in early January. —RNRN/NNU, 12/20/13 More »

Mankato Nurses Ratify Agreement with Mayo Clinic Health System

Mankato Nurses Ratify Agreement with Mayo Clinic Health System

(MANKATO) – 470 nurses represented by Minnesota Nurses Association at Mayo Health Systems Clinic have agreed to contract terms that address quality of patient care in the hospital. Five months of negotiations, a nurse force galvanized around patient safety concerns and overwhelming community support all contributed to an agreement that lays a new foundation of nurse input into staffing, scheduling and workload. —Minnesota Nurses Association, 10/04/13 More »

Nurses Unveil Bold New Ad Charting Third Way in Healthcare Debate

Nurses Unveil Bold New Ad Charting Third Way in Healthcare Debate

“Our taxes should pay for our healthcare: Seniors have it. Congress has it. Other countries have it. Why not the rest of us?” Challenging policymakers to heed the advice of America’s registered nurses to guarantee healthcare for all, National Nurses United (NNU) is sending a message to House Speaker John Boehner and other members of Congress and the administration. —National Nurses United, 08/08/13 More »

Twin Cities Nurses Ratify Three-Year Contract

Twin Cities Nurses Ratify Three-Year Contract

(St. Paul) - Twin Cities nurses represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association ratified its contract today with health care systems represented by the Minnesota Hospitals Association. The three-year agreement is effective June 1, 2013 – May 31, 2016 and impacts 12,000 nurses working in 13 different facilities in the metro area. —Minnesota Nurses Association, 12/21/12 More »

Nurses Ask Rep. Benishek to Tell Seniors His Price for a Public Medicare Town Hall

Nurses Ask Rep. Benishek to Tell Seniors His Price for a Public Medicare Town Hall

Registered nurses who live and work in Congressman Dan Benishek’s district today asked him to name his price to hold a public town hall so the patients they take care of every day know how much they have to pay to express concerns and publicly ask questions about his plan to end Medicare and make them pay thousands of dollars more for health care each year. Just a week after spending days in Florida generating support for re-election from fellow Republicans, Benishek will head to Grand Rapids on Wednesday for a $1,000-a-person fundraiser with special guest U.S. House Speaker John Boehner. —Michigan Nurses Assoc. Press Release, 09/04/12 More »

Linda Hamilton Re-Elected MNA President

Linda Hamilton Re-Elected MNA President

ST. PAUL, Minnesota – Linda Hamilton, RN, BSN, has been elected to a second consecutive two-year term as the President of the Minnesota Nurses Association. —MNA Press Release, 10/17/11 More »

Minnesota Nurses Association Statement of Support for OccupyMN Movement

Minnesota Nurses Association Statement of Support for OccupyMN Movement

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (October 7, 2011) – The Minnesota Nurses Association stands in support of, and in solidarity with, the OccupyWallStreet.org street protests and rallies happening across the country – including today’s “OccupyMN” event near the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis.
 
 —Press Release, 10/10/11 More »

National Nurses United Salutes the Minnesota Nurses - Association for Historic Patient Care Strike o

The 155,000 Registered Nurses of National Nurses United (NNU) today salute and honor their brave colleagues of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) for their historic decision to stage a major strike in defense of the patient care and safety standards at their hospitals. More »