Maine press releases

Submitted by ADonahue on December 12, 2022
Group of nurses giving press conference with Santa

Maine Medical Center nurses delivered lumps of coal to hospital president Jeff Saunders following termination of paid leave benefits

No other employees at MMC have lost these benefits to date and several MMC nurses report that managers told them these benefits are ending because they joined the union.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
December 21, 2022

Three Millinocket nurses

Millinocket nurses ratify new contract with strong measures to improve patient safety and nurse retention

RNs at Millinocket Regional Hospital in Millinocket, Maine, voted in favor of ratifying a new three-year contract on Nov. 1, winning protections to improve patient safety and nurse retention.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
November 17, 2022

Picket line of nurses outside Maine Medical Center

Maine Med nurses vote overwhelmingly to ratify first union contract

Registered nurses at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, ratified their first-ever union contract that they say will provide patient care protections and strong standards to improve retention and recruitment.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
September 23, 2022

Large group of Maine Medical Center nurses inside the hospital

Maine Med nurses reach final agreement on historic first union contract

Registered nurses at Maine Medical Center have reached a final “tentative agreement” with hospital administration on their first union contract, covering issues such as patient and workplace safety, wages, benefits, and working conditions.

Maine State Nurses Association
September 14, 2022

Nurse outside hospital holds sign "Keep nurses local with a fair contract now!"

Maine Med nurses overwhelmingly vote “Yes!” to keep their union

In the union vote held Aug. 17 and Aug. 18, nurses voted by an even larger majority for their union than they did the first time, in April 2021.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
August 18, 2022

Picket line of nurses outside Maine Medical Center

Nurses hold informational picket for safer staffing standards and other improvements at Maine Medical Center

Registered nurses at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, held an informational picket at the facility during their morning shift change and will hold another during their evening shift change.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
April 27, 2022

Group of four nurses inside hospital wearing stickers in support of safe staffing

Houlton Regional Hospital nurses ratify new contract with strong measures to improve patient safety and nurse retention

“This contract is an important tool in our ongoing efforts to address a number of challenges at HRH, including workplace violence and the loss of experienced nursing staff,” said RN Misty Porter, emergency department.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
April 4, 2022

Large group of Maine Medical Center nurses inside the hospital

Maine Med Emergency Room nurses speak out on workplace violence, demand greater protections from Maine Medical Center

Registered nurses spoke publicly about the violence they experience in the workplace, and what management can do to better protect them

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
February 24, 2022

Group of Maine Medical Center nurses in the hospital

Nurses urge Maine Medical Center to maintain Covid protections for caregivers

Maine Medical Center registered nurses urged their employer to maintain the Covid-19 protections it put in place last year.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
September 1, 2021

Maine Medical Center

It’s Official – Maine State Nurses Association/NNU Certified as Union for RNs at Maine Medical Center

It’s now official. Registered nurses at Maine’s largest hospital and employer, Maine Medical Center have their union.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United
May 10, 2021