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 »
Over a dozen new nurse representatives/stewards attended a day-long steward-skills workshop in Bangor, Maine. Nurse representatives are the backbone of the union. The role of the nurse representative/steward is to involve RNs in our facilities in the ongoing endeavor to protect the provisions of the contract and improve the conditions under which we work to provide quality care.
More Nurse Representative/Steward Training coming up:
- Aroostook Co.: Tue, Jan 24, 10-4 (Location TBA)
- Downeast: Tue, Feb 2, 10-4 (Location TBA)
- Portland: Tue, Feb 7, 10-4 OR Sat Feb 18 (Location TBA)
- NEWLY ADDED: Ellsworth/MDI Tuesday, February 28, 10-4 (Location TBA)
Register now by emailing Todd Ricker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medicare for All Event
Nurses in Portland turned out for Medicare for All in Portland on January 15th. We must continue to work for reform that is universal and doesn't leave a system that bankrupts families or leaves patients at the mercy of profit-based insurance companies. An expanded and improved Medicare for All program will be far more efficient in controlling costs and will eliminate the waste that goes to insurance paperwork and profits. A Medicare for All program will save lives.
Southern Maine RN Metro Council Event
Over 200 supporters showed up to a Southern Maine RN Metro Council event in Portland. We showed the film This Changes Everything in support of The Clear Skies Ordinance in South Portland. The local ordinance that prohibits the reverse flow of Tar Sands to Casco Bay from the Montreal Pipeline is under legal attack by the oil industry. Clear skies and a healthy planet is a public health issue. For more information about joining the Southern Maine Metro Council, contact email@example.com.
MAINE Press Releases
Nurses are patient advocates — and by extension advocates for our patients’ families and our communities — and today we are sounding an alert on theTrans-Pacific Partnership, an international agreement that puts the public health of Maine, and the nation, at risk. —Cokie Giles, Special to the BDN / Bangor Daily News, 01/22/16 More »
Registered nurses will join actions in over 40 U.S. cities Jan. 15th to demand that the new administration and Congress protect and expand millions of Americans access to healthcare, not cut it. —National Nurses United, 01/12/17 More »