MNA nurses at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center took their patient advocacy to the streets yesterday – on a haywagon! Carrying the message of “Nurses on the Frontlines for Main Street People,” the nurses rode a very public route that included passing the hospital, Southwest State University and the HyVee, as well as through residential streets. Negotiations are dragging and nurses are demanding a contract that helps nurses keep patients safe, including:
• adequate staffing
• A contract that gives us a stronger voice in patient care
• Healthy workplaces that keep nurses at the bedside
MNA members distributed nearly 1,000 flyers with the name and contact information of Avera CEO, Mary Martens.
Take Action to Support Marshall Nurses: Please feel free to contact Ms. Martens at 507-537-9170 or email email@example.com and tell her you believe nurses deserve a fair and effective contract that keeps patients safe.
MNA Bargaining Unit chair LuAnn Lessman and Negotiating Team Members Sara Hanson; Val Buysse; Jean Blomme helped plan the hayride.