Fairview Lakes Bargaining Update

16 Jun

Fairview Lakes Nurses: We had our first bargaining session on June 14, 2011. Each party gave a brief opening statement. The employers opening statement referenced “financial difficulties,” yet a recent Star Tribune article indicated that Fairview had the highest profit margin of nine metro area hospital systems at 8.6%.

The employer’s proposals are asking for major concessions such as:

  1. Significant change in how overtime is paid
  2. Eliminating longevity bonuses
  3. Increasing mandatory time off

The MNA nurses’ proposals address staffing for patient and nurse safety, input into new technology, compensating clinic nurses more equitably and commensurate to the added work load of clinic nursing.

Our next scheduled bargaining sessions are set for July 12, 19, and 29.

Please check the myMNA user portal as well to see the specific proposals from both MNA nurses and the employer.

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