MNA Daily NewsScan: May 16, 2012 – “Money Hungry” (in more ways than one), NNU Stands Strong in Chicago, SEIU Votes to Strike

16 May

What is this? The MNA Daily NewsScan is a round up the day’s biggest nursing, health care and organized labor stories.  As news unfolds in real-time, we update the NewsScan with new links and info, so check back often!

Stories we’re scanning:

Health Care

Labor Updates

  • SEIU Takes Strike Vote: SEIU Healthcare Minnesota members voted overwhelmingly this week to authorize a 2-5 day strike. More than 3,500 workers at eight different Twin Cities hospitals are involved in ongoing contract negotiations.
  • Crow Wing County Decision Expected Soon: Several Labor Unions – including MNA – are waiting on a ruling from a judge regarding an Unfair Labor Practice charge filed against Crow Wing County officials.
  • “They Couldn’t Shut Us Down”: Musician Tom Morello tells Rolling Stone that Friday’s National Nurses United rally in Chicago is back on track because “We [the people] stood up.”

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