The You in Union

Nurses and health care professionals represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/New England Nurses Association have made great strides in improving their workplace environment.

From negotiating increased wages and benefits to addressing inadequate staffing to advocating for patients rights, our members are making their united voices heard loud and clear.

Increasingly, nurses and health care professionals throughout New England recognize that organizing within the work place is their right. Organizing is not a defiance of management; it is a legal declaration for equity, justice and positive changes.

Organizing takes its form in improved working conditions, better pay scales and the right to “due process” through grievance and arbitration procedures. And they may not want to admit it, but employers also benefit from unions – through increased productivity, less turnover and longer workforce tenure.

By organizing, nurses and health care professionals throughout New England are making broad sweeping changes through legislative efforts, patient safety advocacy and by leading the nation in wage standards.

Training, knowledge and protection are the tools needed to be effective advocates for yourselves and your patients. MNA/NENA can provide those tools…but only you can put them to work.

Once empowered, there is no limit to what union members can achieve.

Protect, advocate, unite…organize

Contact us about organizing at your hospital by calling 800.882.2056, x777 or email us at enorton@mnarn.org.