Media Advisory: MNA Nurses Noon Press Conference Today
Minnesota Nurses Association

Media Advisory: MNA Nurses Press Conference Today

(Minneapolis) - September 6, 2016 -  MNA nurses will call on Allina Health to respond to their last contract proposal and return to the negotiating table to end the open-ended Unfair Labor Practice strike at a noon news conference today.

The news conference is in Stewart Park on the corner of 10th Ave S and East 26th Street in Minneapolis.

Nurses are engaging in an Unfair Labor Practice Strike that began at 7 a.m. Monday, September 5.  Negotiations broke down Saturday, September 3, after a 22-hour marathon session when Allina negotiators left the bargaining table. 

What:    Strike Press Conference

Who:     Mary Turner, President of Minnesota Nurses Association
              Angela Becchetti, Registered Nurse, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and
              member of the nurses' negotiating team

When:   Noon, Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Where:  Stewart Park, Minneapolis, corner of 10th Ave S. and E. 26h St.

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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