Nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center held the first bargaining session for their new contract on May 30. Their key proposals address patient safety, caring for the caregivers and nurse retention. To drive home their commitment to these principles, nurses brought with them an over-sized copy of their "Platform Petition" outlining these points and signed by over 500 nurses throughout the hospital.

Calais Regional Hospital

Maine Nurses Applaud Calais Regional Hospital’s Decision to End Management Agreement With Quorum Health Resources

Registered nurses applaud Monday’s announcement by Calais Regional Hospital’s (CRH) CEO Rod Boula that Quorum Health Resources will no longer provide management services to CRH, t

Maine State Nurses Association/NNOC
June 5, 2018


MSNA Picket

Maine State Nurses Association Plans Rally and Picket at Hospice of Southern Maine in Scarborough Friday May 11

The Maine State Nurses Association (MSNA) will hold a rally and informational picket at Hospice of Southern Maine (HSM) in Scarborough, Friday May 11, to protest HSM management’s refusal to negotiate in good faith a first contract with healthcare workers.

Maine State Nurses Association
May 11, 2018


I'm a Patient Advocate

Hospice of Southern Maine Settles with Labor Board, Must Comply with Labor Law, Honor Workers’ Rights

The Hospice of Southern Maine (HSM) has entered into a settlement agreement with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Maine State Nurses Association (MSNA) requiring management to cease violating federal labor law and bargain in good faith.

Maine State Nurses Association
May 4, 2018


Maine nurses oppose Pacific trade pact’s gifts to billionaire drug companies

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
January 22, 2016


Unionized Nurses at EMMC Vote to Authorize Strike

Unionized nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center voted Thursday to authorize a strike if the hospital fails to better address their patient safety concerns, including “unsafe staffing.”

Jackie Farwell, Bangor Daily News
June 5, 2015


Work with nurses to improve care

Nurses at Mount Desert Island Hospital have struggled since 2004 to make new technology a safe and effective tool to enhance patient care. But management has not taken the nurses seriously when they reported “near misses” with medications. Due to the nurses’ diligence, a new group of remote pharmacists have been employed, and so far, the mistake rate has declined.

Cokie Giles, RN, President of the Maine State Nurses Association / Mount Desert Islander
February 13, 2015


Bonnie Castillo, RN and Executive Director of CNA/NNU

As Largest US Nurses Union Goes Through Leadership ‘Shift Change,’ Our Fight is Unwavering

What will happen now that I’ve taken over as the next Executive Director of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United?

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of NNU/CNA
March 13, 2018
Maureen Hayward, RN

Maureen Hayward RN and Chief Steward of Maine State Nurses Association on Nurse Talk Radio

We're talking about recent Legislation that was introduced to the Maine State Legislative Committee to hold hospitals accountable for elimination of major care facilities.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
December 4, 2017

NNU Nurses Across America March for Healthy Planet, Healthy Patients

A toxic environment leads to illnesses that become a nurse’s job to heal. That’s why 70 National Nurses United (NNU) RNs stood together with 300,000 other marchers to demand environmental justice at the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

National Nurses United
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