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Large group of Machias nurses and techs on the strike line with lots of picket signs about staffing and retention

Machias nurses and technicians to hold historic two-day strike

Registered nurses and technicians at Down East Community Hospital in Machias, Maine, will begin their two-day strike on Tuesday, April 30, to protest the administration’s refusal to address RNs’ and techs’ concerns about recruitment, retention, and safe staffing.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
April 28, 2024

Group photo of RNs and techs by the rally line along the Bad Falls bridge, Machias. Many signs, large banner "Safe staffing saves lives"

Machias nurses and technicians to hold two-day strike

RNs and technicians at Down East Community Hospital (DECH) in Machias, Maine, gave notice to their employer that they will hold a strike for two days, starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30 to protest the administration’s refusal to address their deep concerns about recruitment and retention.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
April 19, 2024

Maine nurses speaker at the presser with signs "Bedside nurses support ratios"

Maine nurses call on Gov. Mills to support nurse-to-patient ratios

Today, nurses publicly called on Gov. Janet Mills to support LD 1639, a bill that would create mandated nurse-to-patient ratios based on patients’ needs in Maine’s acute-care hospitals.

Maine State Nurses Association
April 11, 2024

Four nurses holdiing signs "Safe Staffing Saves Lives"

Nurses applaud Maine Senate for passing nurse-to-patient ratios bill

Maine nurses applaud the Maine Senate for passing LD 1639, The Maine Quality Care Act, today. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Stacy Brenner (D-Scarborough), passed (22-13) on a floor vote and now moves to the Maine State House of Representatives.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
March 27, 2024

Group of nurses outside holding huge petition with signatures

NMMC nurses and Fort Kent community members demand reinstatement of unjustly fired coworker

Registered nurses at the newly unionized Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent, Maine, were joined by members of the local community as they marched on management to demand the reinstatement of their co-worker Tiffani Daigle, RN.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
February 7, 2024

Four nurses insid hospital. Two sitting, two standing.

Machias nurses and technicians at Down East Community Hospital to hold rallies for patient safety

Union nurses and technicians at Down East Community Hospital in Machias, Maine, will hold rallies on Friday, Jan. 26 and on Saturday, Jan. 27 to demand management address patient safety, chronic short staffing, and staff retention.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
January 25, 2024

Large group of nurses standing outside hospital cheering with raised fists

Registered nurses at Northern Maine Medical Center vote overwhelmingly to join MSNA/NNOC

Nurses at the 40-bed facility say they voted to join their new union because it is critical that nurses have a say in decisions about patient care and about recruitment and retention of nurses, which leads to improved patient care.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
January 17, 2024

Maine nurses taking action for safe staffing, holding banner that reads "Bedside nurses support ratios!"

Maine nurses to hold community forum on nurse staffing crisis and public health

Members of the Maine State Nurses Association will hold a community forum on Tuesday, December 5, on the current nurse staffing crisis and what can be done about it. The forum is co-sponsored by the Muskie School of Public Service, the Maine Women’s Lobby, and Maine People’s Alliance.

Maine State Nurses Association, National Nurses Organizing Committee
December 1, 2023

arge group of nurses in front of camera holding signs "Protect Patients, Trust Nurses"

Portland nurses and clinicians demand removal of management team to protect patients

Registered nurses and clinicians who work for MaineHealth Care at Home (MHCAH) in Portland, Maine, held a rally and speak-out today to demand the removal of the management team at the home health services agency.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
July 14, 2023

Four nurses with raisded fists hold signs in support of safe staffing ratios

Northern Light AR Gould nurses ratify new contract with strong measures to improve patient safety, RN retention

Registered nurses at Northern Light AR Gould Hospital in Presque Isle, Maine, voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying a new four-year contract, winning protections to improve patient safety and nurse retention.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
July 7, 2023