MSNA represented Hospice of Southern Maine staff, local union members and community supporters held a candle-light vigil on December 22 in Portland in support of high quality patient care, fair treatment, and effective staffing. The community is calling on Hospice of Southern Maine Administration to bargain in good faith over these key issues.

Healthcare Workers at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth Vote by Landslide to Join Maine State Nurses Association

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Hospice Nurses Hold Candelight Vigil Tomorrow, Urge Hospice of Southern Maine to Listen to Staff

Hospice of Southern Maine (HSM) hospital workers are having a candlelight vigil Wednesday at 6pm (tomorrow) to draw attention to patient care issues. The employees of HSM, recently unionized with the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNU), are fighting for a fair contract – and patient care issues are at the center.

Maine State Nurses Association/NNOC
December 19, 2017


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Nurses Urge Legislators to Pass Protect Rural Maine Healthcare Act - LR 2713, in Emergency Session

Members of the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNU) applaud the Maine Legislative Council's vote last week to consider LR 2713, “An Act to Protect Rural Maine Healthcare," in the legislature’s upcoming Emergency Session in January.

December 4, 2017


Healthcare Workers celebrate at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

Healthcare Workers at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth Vote by Landslide to Join Maine State Nurses Association

Voicing concerns about patient and economic protections, medical laboratory technicians, CT/radiology technologists, respiratory therapists and licensed practical nurses at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth voted to join Maine State Nurses Association.

Maine State Nurses Association
December 1, 2017

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


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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

Nurses Join "Our First Stand: Save Health Care" National Day of Action Jan. 15th

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
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