MEDIA ADVISORY-Nurses will picket Mankato hospital
Minnesota Nurses Association


Community Care at Issue for Nurses at Mankato Hospital

Nurses will inform the public about patient safety at a picket around the hospital

 Contact: Rick Fuentes
(office) 651-414-2863
(cell) 612-741-0662
Jan Rabbers
(office) 651-414-2861
(cell) 612-860-8858
WHAT       Nurses represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association at Mayo Health Clinic System- Mankato will conduct an informational picket as a show of solidarity as contract talks continue between MNA and MHCS.  

WHO         MNA bedside nurses at Mayo-Mankato
WHY         Nurses hope continued contract bargaining sessions between nurses and Mayo management bring some resolution to many concerns that low nurse staffing levels have at times put patients at risk.  Nurses are eager to demonstrate their dedication to achieve a fair contract that protects patients and retains the level of nursing care the community expects in Mankato.  Formal negotiations offer the opportunity for nurses to bring their bedside concerns to the boardroom on equal footing through the power of collective voice.
WHEN      The action will take place on Tues., Sept. 17 from 7am to 7 pm on public sidewalks surrounding the facility
WHERE    Mayo Health Clinic System- Mankato, 1025 Marsh Street, Mankato, MN 56002

About MNA:

With more than 20,000 members in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin, MNA is the leading organization for registered nurses in the Midwest and is among the oldest and largest representatives of RNs for collective bargaining in the nation.  Established in 1905, MNA is a multi-purpose organization that fosters high standards for nursing education and practice, and works to advance the profession through legislative activity.  MNA is an affiliate of National Nurses United.

About NNU:

National Nurses United, with close to 185,000 members in every state, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in U.S. history.

NNU was founded in 2009 unifying three of the most active, progressive organizations in the U.S.—and the major voices of unionized nurses—in the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association.
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