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Maine Legislature's Failure to Consider Bill to Protect Rural Healthcare Will Have Devastating Impact on Rural Communities Say Nurses

Members of the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNU) say that the Legislative Committee’s failure to allow a critical bill to be taken up in the 2018 session, "An Act to Protect Rural Maine Healthcare," will have a very harmful impact on patients in rural Maine.

Maine State Nurses Association
October 27, 2017

Maine

MSNA nurses holding signs for safe staffing

Nurses Call on Maine Legislature to Protect Healthcare for Rural Maine Patients

Members of the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNU) will hold a press conference Thursday, October 19, to speak out in strong support of a bill to protect healthcare for

Maine State Nurses Association/NNOC
October 18, 2017

Maine

Nurses Beat Back Retaliatory Insurance Increases

Nurses at Millinocket Regional Hospital have ended their employer’s bid to impose hikes on the nurses’ insurance premiums. The increases went into effect on August 1 and are believed by nurses to be in retaliation for their patient safety demands during contract bargaining.

Maine State Nurses Association
October 5, 2017

Maine

Maine nurses oppose Pacific trade pact’s gifts to billionaire drug companies

Nurses are patient advocates — and by extension advocates for our patients’ families and our communities — and today we are sounding an alert on theTrans-Pacific Partnership, an international agreement that puts the public health of Maine, and the nation, at risk.

Cokie Giles, Special to the BDN / Bangor Daily News
January 22, 2016

Maine

Unionized Nurses at EMMC Vote to Authorize Strike

Unionized nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center voted Thursday to authorize a strike if the hospital fails to better address their patient safety concerns, including “unsafe staffing.”

Jackie Farwell, Bangor Daily News
June 5, 2015

Maine

Work with nurses to improve care

Nurses at Mount Desert Island Hospital have struggled since 2004 to make new technology a safe and effective tool to enhance patient care. But management has not taken the nurses seriously when they reported “near misses” with medications. Due to the nurses’ diligence, a new group of remote pharmacists have been employed, and so far, the mistake rate has declined.

Cokie Giles, RN, President of the Maine State Nurses Association / Mount Desert Islander
February 13, 2015

Maine

NNU Nurses Across America March for Healthy Planet, Healthy Patients

A toxic environment leads to illnesses that become a nurse’s job to heal. That’s why 70 National Nurses United (NNU) RNs stood together with 300,000 other marchers to demand environmental justice at the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

National Nurses United

Nurses Join "Our First Stand: Save Health Care" National Day of Action Jan. 15th

Registered nurses will join actions in over 40 U.S. cities Jan. 15th to demand that the new administration and Congress protect and expand millions of Americans access to healthcare, not cut it.

National Nurses United

Honor Dr. King's fight for economic justice with tax on Wall Street

From Maine to California, nurses, students, HIV/AIDS and community activists, took to the streets today calling on Congress to fulfill the quest of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight for economic justice by enacting a tax on Wall Street speculation to fund efforts to reverse inequality. "The Inclusive Prosperity Act would make Dr. King proud," said Rep. Keith Ellison at a kick off press conference in Washington against the backdrop of the U.S. Capitol.

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