9/22 Email: The past 72 hours have been a whirlwind. Our strong show of solidarity – and threat of a rally outside the Regents meeting – got the university to finally listen to nurses. We are proud to have reached a tentative agreement that includes enforceable workload ratios, an end to mandatory overtime and competitive wage increases.
The choice on whether to ratify this agreement is one that you - the members - make together. Your elected bargaining team unanimously recommends approval of this agreement.
We will be holding membership meetings for our contract ratification vote at the below days and times. You can also see this information by going to mna-umpnc.org/votetimes.
Ratification Vote Days and Times
Wednesday, September 28 7:45am Towsley Center Dow Auditorium 11:30am Towsley Center Dow Auditorium 5pm An offsite location TBD. (Once a location is set, mna-umpnc.org/votetimes will be updated to have this added information.) 7:45pm UH Ford Auditorium
Thursday, September 29 Noon Towsley Center Sheldon Auditorium 5pm Northville Health Center Multi-purpose room 39901 Traditions Dr, Northville, MI 48168 7:45pm UH Ford Auditorium
Friday, September 30 7:45am Towsley Center Dow Auditorium Noon Towsley Center Dow Auditorium 5pm Brighton Center for Specialty Care, 2nd floor multi-purpose room (lunchroom) 7500 Challis Rd, Brighton, MI 48116 7:45pm UH Ford Auditorium
Saturday, October 1 7:45am Towsley Dow Auditorium 1pm Towsley Dow Auditorium 7:45pm UH Ford Auditorium
Members are welcome to attend any and all sessions, though you may only vote at one. The ballots will be counted immediately following the 7:45pm meeting on October 1 in the Ford Amphitheater. Only members in good standing are eligible to vote. If you are not yet a member, you can join by going to minurses.org/join. Members are welcome to observe the count.
Your elected bargaining team will be at these meetings to go over the details of the tentative agreement and to answer any questions you might have.
Hard copies of the tentative agreements will be available at the meetings. They will also be posted online on MemberLink for members on Wednesday, September 28th following the 7:45am meeting. You can access your MemberLink account or create a new one by clicking here. In order to create a MemberLink account, you will need your unique member ID number.
We are working as fast as we can to compile the needed materials in time for the meetings. We ask for your patience as we work to put together complete, accurate, and comprehensive information about the lengthy tentative agreement.
We truly have been so inspired by the amazing show of solidarity that MNA-UMPNC nurses have shown throughout this process. We are looking forward to sharing all of the details at our meetings next week – and hope to see you there!
Your elected bargaining team