MEDIA ADVISORY-Virginia Nurses To Conduct Informational Picket on Friday
Minnesota Nurses Association


Nurses at Virginia Hospital To Conduct Informational Picket on Friday

Essentia promise to community tops list of concerns

 Contact: Jan Rabbers
(office) 651-414-2861
(cell) 612-860-8858

Rick Fuentes
(office) 651-414-2863
(cell) 612-741-0662
WHAT       Nurses represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association at Essentia Health - Virginia will conduct an informational picket as a show of solidarity as contract talks continue between MNA and Essentia Health - Virginia.  

WHO        MNA bedside nurses at Essentia Health - Virginia
WHY         As contract bargaining sessions between MNA nurses and Essentia management continue, nurses are concerned the Duluth-based corporation may be attempting to abandon promises made to the community.  The nurse group is united in its dedication to achieve a fair contract that protects patients and retains the level of nursing care the community expects in Virginia.
WHEN      The action will take place on Friday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on public sidewalks surrounding the facility
WHERE    Essentia Health - Virginia hospital, 901 9th Street North, Virginia, MN  55792 

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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