Wow! What a busy start to 2023!

Overwhelming Solidarity!

The end of January found two of our MNA locals taking back-to-back strike authorization votes. The nurses at MyMichigan Alma and McLaren Central held votes on January 25th and January 26th. Both locals voted with a supermajority (97% and 96%, respectively) to authorize their bargaining teams to call for a strike, should one be needed, despite significant opposition campaigns run by their employers. The results sent a huge message to MyMichigan and McLaren that the nurses at each hospital won’t back down from fighting for a fair contract that recruits and retains nurses. Ten-day notices have yet to be given to either employer but would be in the event the either elected nurse bargaining team were to call for a strike. Both teams return to the bargaining tables this week. 

Send a message of solidarity by writing a supportive comment!


Tell your legislators: Repeal “Right to Work” now

In November, Michigan’s working families sent a clear message that we are a union state. Now, with a pro-worker majority in the state House and Senate, we have the opportunity to repair the damage anti-union leaders have done to Michigan over the past 40 years.

Repealing anti-union “Right-to-Work” and restoring collective bargaining rights are some of our highest priorities. Tell your legislators to get to work on these issues!

Anti-union laws like so-called “Right-to-Work” make it easier for CEOs and corporate bosses to cut worker pay, benefits, and job safety. Changing these laws will protect all Michiganders, on the job and off.

Please take a minute to email your legislator and tell them to repeal so-called “Right to Work” now.


Upcoming Events:

Save Your Spot at Capitol Action Day!

Now’s the time to sign up for MNA’s Capitol Action Day in Lansing on May 3rd!

Every year, MNA brings nurses and healthcare professionals to the Capitol for legislative advocacy training and visits with lawmakers to advocate for priorities like a safe staffing law. Space is limited, so sign up today.

Capitol Action Day is free for MNA members. Lunch is provided, and you’ll meet fellow MNA members from around the state!

MNA 2023 Spring Education Day

Title: “See Me as a Person”: A Path to Providing Culturally Congruent Care
Date: June 1, 2023 
Time: 1:00pm – 5:30pm

About The Event
The theme of the event is providing culturally congruent care to diverse populations with a focus on the health care of the LGBTQ+ population. Attendees will hear from four dynamic health care experts who will not only share their expertise but will help nurses understand and recognize health care barriers affecting the LGBTQ+ population including implicit bias and the impact these variables have on patient care outcomes. Nurses will also be equipped with knowledge related to holistic nursing and the event will conclude with a self-care session for health care providers; a great ending to a great afternoon!

Nurses who attend all four sessions in their entirety and complete each session evaluation will be awarded up to 4.0 continuing education contact hours.


Registration coming soon!

The Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


New Year, Historic Opportunity: Donate to MNA PAC 

Our union is taking the fight for safer working conditions to the state Capitol. We have a historic opportunity to pass laws to address unsafe staffing in hospitals, workplace violence and to strengthen healthcare professionals’ rights in the workplace. Now more than ever, we all need to do our part to help make this happen! You can help by donating to the nonpartisan Michigan Nurses Association Political Action Committee (MNA PAC)!

The MNA PAC provides elected leaders who support nurses and healthcare professionals with the resources necessary to stand up to the influence of hospital CEOs and their lobbyists. 

The hospital industry has big money, but our union has people power. Support from all our members for the MNA PAC is vital to these efforts. By law, the MNA PAC cannot receive funds from our union dues. Instead, it relies on grassroots donations from members like you. 
Please consider contributing at the suggested rate of $15 per month. Together we can do this! Thank you very much for your support!


The Michigan Nurses Foundation awards educational scholarships and research grants to nurses and nursing students and provides support for nurses and healthcare professionals recovering from substance use and mental health issues. If your local is interested in sponsoring a scholarship, please reach out to Amanda Sabol at

You can make an individual contribution today to make a difference!

Learn more or donate at:


Welcoming New Staff!

January kicked off with the welcoming of new staff to the organization! We welcomed David Exelby, Yousef Rabhi, Alix Carroll, Monica Gasper and Amanda Sabol to the organization! They’ll be assisting the membership through organizing, legislative affairs, continuing education, event planning and as the organization’s Executive Assistant!  

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