Ann Arbor, MI – Nurses are raising the alarm after Michigan Medicine executives have started to make changes at the hospital. Recently, administration announced plans to enact budget cuts and outsource the Hospital Care at Home unit to the venture capital firm Medically Home. … Continue reading
Video: Michigan nurses call for safe limits to patient assignments as RNs report a rise in preventable deaths
Lansing, MI – The Michigan Nurses Association, the largest organization for registered nurses and healthcare professionals in the state, launched its ad campaign today on streaming platforms in support of the bipartisan Safe Patient Care Act. It’s estimated that the ads will generate nearly 2 million impressions over the course of the campaign. … Continue reading
Agreement includes competitive compensation, short-staffing fines
Lapeer, MI – Registered nurses at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital voted overwhelmingly Thursday to ratify a new 3-year contract that takes effect immediately.
“We’re pleased and proud that our solidarity ultimately produced an agreement that focuses on safe staffing to protect our patients and competitive compensation to attract nurses and keep the ones we have,” said Carie Babcock, RN, a nurse at McLaren Lapeer and the president of their local Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) bargaining unit. … Continue reading
Lapeer, MI – Registered nurses at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital have reached a tentative contract agreement after months of bargaining and a previous unanimous vote to give their bargaining team the ability to call for a strike if necessary.
“Nurses care deeply about the future of our hospital and our patients,” said Carie Babcock, RN, a nurse at McLaren Lapeer and president of their local Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) bargaining unit. … Continue reading
Lapeer, MI – Over the past two days, nurses at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital have been holding a strike authorization vote to give their bargaining team the ability to call for a strike should they deem it necessary. The results of the vote were unanimous. … Continue reading
Lapeer, MI – RNs at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital held an informational picket to call for a fair contract that puts patients earlier today. Over 100 people were in attendance. Nurses announced at the rally that they will be holding a strike authorization vote on May 30 and 31. … Continue reading
Lansing, MI – A legislative plan to set safe limits on the number of patients nurses can be assigned, curb excessive mandatory nurse overtime, and require hospitals to disclose their RN staffing has been introduced in both the state House and state Senate. … Continue reading
Lansing, MI – In response to the Michigan Senate’s vote today, Jamie Brown, a critical care nurse and president of the Michigan Nurses Association, provided the following statement:
“Michigan nurses and healthcare workers applaud today’s state senate vote to restore worker freedom. … Continue reading
Traverse City, MI – RNs at Munson Medical Center have voted to ratify a new, three-year contract with their hospital’s administration. The voting happened on Thursday and Friday of last week with the results shared with nurses at the hospital after ballots were tabulated late in the evening on Friday. … Continue reading
Mt. Pleasant, MI – Nurses at McLaren Central Hospital in Mt. Pleasant voted yesterday to ratify a new three-year contract. Nurses at MyMichigan Alma had also previously voted last Thursday to ratify their tentative agreement. Both new contracts took effect immediately upon the ratification votes. … Continue reading