Right to Work and RN Salaries

23 Feb

It is critical to separate fact from fiction when evaluating the so-called “Right to Work” constitutional amendment being proposed during the 2012 legislative session.

Here’s a great illustration of how the amendment could negatively impact Minnesota nurses’ salaries. Take a look:

Right to Work

3 Responses to “Right to Work and RN Salaries”

  1. local49 February 23, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    Reblogged this on Operating Engineers Local 49 and commented:
    Not all Minnesota nurses are union members, but because a significant portion of them are, all the RNs in Minnesota earn more than in the so-called “Right-to-Work” states on our borders. In North Dakota RNs earn less than 78% the MN average, in South Dakota it’s under 75%, and RNs in Iowa earn only about 70% what a nurse here in Minnesota earns.

    That’s why the MNA and other informed groups are trying to correct misconceptions about this mis-named theory: it’s our standard of living in Minnesota that’s at stake.

    • mnnurses February 23, 2012 at 8:58 am #

      Thanks for the Reblog and share, and for your comments! So helpful in spreading the word. By the way we LOVE your Local49 blog – keep the good work going! 🙂


  1. Right To Work: MNA Member Alert – Please Share! « Minnesota Nurses - March 8, 2012

    […] Senator Dave Thompson (R-Lakeville), the author of the so-called “Right to Work” bill, took the unusual step of moving his bill from the Jobs Committee (where it had stalled and […]

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