Tag: Michigan Nurses Association

Marquette nurses see widespread support for 2-day strike but hospital locks doors to keep them from returning to work

Marquette nurses see widespread support for 2-day strike but hospital locks doors to keep them from returning to work

Last week I wrote about a 2-day strike by nurses working for Duke LifePoint’s UP Health System hospital in Marquette, Michigan, a protest against profound under-staffing that is leading to dangerous conditions for patients and the nursing staff who care for them. They’ve also been working without a contract with their new for-profit employer since July. Yesterday, nurses ended their […]

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Marquette nurses on strike to protest understaffing, unsafe patient & nursing conditions, and no contract

Marquette nurses on strike to protest understaffing, unsafe patient & nursing conditions, and no contract

Nurses at UP Health System in Marquette, Michigan – run by Duke LifePoint – went on strike today to protest understaffing that has led to unsafe conditions for patients at the facility as well as the nurses who work there. In addition, they are demanding that the administrators of the facility begin bargaining with them in good faith on a […]

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Michigan Nurses Association scores major labor victory, 1000+ Munson Medical Center nurses form union

Michigan Nurses Association scores major labor victory, 1000+ Munson Medical Center nurses form union

In one of the major labor victories since Republicans made the birthplace of organized labor in America a so-called “right to work” state, 1000+ nurses at Traverse City’s Munson Medical Center will now be represented by a union for the first time: A vote to unionize registered nurses at Munson Medical Center will soon be certified. The two-day election took […]

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Michigan voters strongly support Safe Patient Care Act to ensure safer nurse staffing levels

Michigan voters strongly support Safe Patient Care Act to ensure safer nurse staffing levels

Bipartisan legislation would require hospitals to staff enough nurses to care for patients. This is something you’d think everyone could agree on: There should be enough nurses on a hospital’s staff to give patients the quality care they need. But if you’ve ever been in the hospital, you know that’s not always the case. And it’s downright dangerous. Numerous studies […]

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VIDEO: State Rep. Jon Hoadley receives award from Michigan Nurses Assn and gives a barn burner of a speech

VIDEO: State Rep. Jon Hoadley receives award from Michigan Nurses Assn and gives a barn burner of a speech

This past weekend, State Representative Jon Hoadley of Kalamazoo received the Michigan Nurses Association ‘Friend of Nursing’ Award in recognition of his advocacy on safe patient care and other issues that support nurses and their profession. The MNA is the largest union and professional association representing direct-care registered nurses in Michigan and they recognized Hoadley for his strong commitment to […]

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Members of the Michigan Nurses Association, including Carolyn Hietamaki, RN, at a rally in Marquette.

Ignored in the Detroit News editorial on Medicaid expansion: human lives

Chris already did an excellent job highlighting the significant shortcomings of Sunday’s Detroit News editorial, which essentially asserts that the sky is falling and we’d all better run away from Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program, the Healthy Michigan Plan. If you haven’t read Chris’ piece, you should. But there’s a sobering omission I had to weigh in on, something that’s left […]

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Announcing our first Eclectafundraiser sponsor: The Michigan Nurses Association

Announcing our first Eclectafundraiser sponsor: The Michigan Nurses Association

As I wrote about last week, on July 11th, Team Eclectablog is holding its 2nd Annual Eclectafundraiser Party at the Arbor Brewing Microbrewery (“Corner Brewery”) in Ypsilanti from 7-9 p.m. It will be a fun event with free beer, free food, and a free Belgian Eclectagrog beer glass. We are asking for a minimum donation of $25. Donations and sponsorships […]

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Michigan Nurses Association takes the lead on Ebola preparedness and protections

Michigan Nurses Association takes the lead on Ebola preparedness and protections

The MNA is working with Michigan health systems to protect nurses and patients, even as Governor Rick Snyder stalls on meeting about statewide standards. On Wednesday, registered nurses from the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) held a press conference in front of Governor Rick Snyder’s office to discuss Michigan’s ability to safely care for an Ebola patient and demand a state […]

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GUEST POST: For Nurses Week, skip the pizza – give me safe staffing

GUEST POST: For Nurses Week, skip the pizza – give me safe staffing

This guest post is by Julia Morrissey, RN, a nurse in Ann Arbor and a member of the Michigan Nurses Association. It is cross-posted with permission from the Progress Michigan blog in honor of National Nurses Week. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the pizza, pens, and little pink teddy bears with signs like, “Nurses are Heroes!” that employers give […]

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Eclectablog 10-year Blogaversary party sponsorship update

Eclectablog 10-year Blogaversary party sponsorship update

We’ve had a great response to our call for sponsors for the Eclectablog 10-year “Blogaversary” party that’s happening on May 1st, 7-9 p.m. at the Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery (formerly the Corner Brewery) in Ypsilanti. Here’s the latest list: GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS Michigan Democratic Party AFSCME SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR Michigan Nurses Association Michigan AFL-CIO BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR Planned Parenthood Advocates […]

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(Updated x2) ATTENTION CANDIDATES  & PROGRESSIVE PARTNERS! Sponsorships for the Eclectablog 10-year Blogaversary party now available!

(Updated x2) ATTENTION CANDIDATES & PROGRESSIVE PARTNERS! Sponsorships for the Eclectablog 10-year Blogaversary party now available!

We’re pleased to announce our first three four five sponsors for the Eclectablog 10-year “Blogaversary” party that’s happening on May 1st, 7-9 p.m. at the Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery (formerly the Corner Brewery) in Ypsilanti. GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS Michigan Democratic Party AFSCME SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR Michigan Nurses Association BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan Progress Michigan We are […]

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