Maine State Nurses Association

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Large group of nurss with raised fists hold banner "Bedside Nurses Support Ratios"

Maine State Nurses Association campaign for safe staffing ratios

Maine nurses are standing up for nurse and patient safety by supporting L.D. 1639, “The Maine Quality Care Act”. Our union strongly supports this bill, sponsored by state Senator Stacy Brenner, RN.

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Video: Maine Medical Center nurses win first contract tentative agreement!

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.


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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

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

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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

Group of nurses standing outside in cold weather holding banner "Bedside Nurses Support Ratios"

Maine nurses press on for ratios bill

Maine nurses recently moved safe staffing legislation the farthest a state bill has progressed in the past 20 years. Pine Tree State RNs applauded the Maine Senate for passing L.D. 1639, The Maine Quality Care Act on March 27 but unfortunately did not make it to a vote in the House before the legislative session ended on April 17. Nurses vow to keep fighting for ratios.

June 5, 2024

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

Machias nurses and techs hold historic first strike

Registered nurses and technicians at Down East Community Hospital in Machias, Maine, held a two-day strike on April 30 and May 1 to protest the administration’s refusal to address RNs’ and techs’ concerns about recruitment, retention, and safe staffing.

June 5, 2024

Group of NMMC nurses at union election

Fort Kent nurses unionize

In January, registered nurses at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent, Maine, voted overwhelmingly, 62 percent in favor, to join Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee.

March 29, 2024

Group of nurses stand at podium smiling and holding signs "Bedside Nurses Support Ratios"

Maine’s safe staffing bill moves forward

Registered nurse members of the Maine State Nurses Association held a rally on May 4 in Augusta, Me., and testified at a hearing before the state Legislature’s Labor and Housing Committee in support of the Maine Quality Care Act, a bill that would create legally enforceable nurse-to-patient ratios.

July 21, 2023

Maine Medical Center nurses ouside hospital holding press conference

Maine Medical Center RNs successfully fight termination of leave benefits

MMC nurses in February successfully won back paid leave benefits after a two-month campaign after the hospital’s announcement that it terminated nurses’ paid leave for bereavement, jury duty, and military service.

March 3, 2023