THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS
The Massachusetts Nurses Association is still at it, authorizing more strikes (at Baystate Franklin Medical Center) and continuing to blame others for their own failure to deliver on their promises. (According to The Boston Globe, “Leaders of a union representing more than 450 registered nurses at Boston Medical Center say they are being left in limbo as the hospital moves forward with a plan to close its East Newton Street campus and consolidate services at the main campus in the city’s South End.”)
You have rejected representation by the MNA, so you do not have to contend with MNA’s unprofessional conduct, strikes, picketing, demonstrations and broken promises – a great deal of which has been chronicled on this website.
Regarding this website – it is an important source of information about the MNA’s many failures and shortcomings, and it will continue to be. Although we intend to leave this website active, given your rejection of the MNA, we will update it on a less frequent basis. Of course, if you have any questions about the MNA at any time, please speak to your manager.
Again, thank you and congratulations.
This website will provide you with factual information about the negative impact the MNA could have on you, our patients, our hospital, and our community.
Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) representation of SSH nurses could have a profoundly negative impact on our relationships and the high quality of care that you and others provide. We want every nurse to be fully informed.
The MNA is trying again to convince SSH nurses to make it their legal representative here at South Shore Hospital.
Past Failed Attempts by MNA to Engage SSH Nurses
This is not the first time the MNA has tried to organize the nurses here. You told them you were not interested in 2001 by voting for your colleagues and South Shore Hospital and against the MNA by a two to one margin in a Labor Board election. When the MNA tried again in 2003 and 2005, you told them loud and clear that you were not interested, and they gave up. But the MNA is back again to try and interest you in following them down their path of failed leadership that unfortunately has been experienced by some of your fellow nurses on the South Shore at places like Brockton Hospital and Quincy Medical Center.
To be sure that you have all of the information you need to conclude for yourself that the MNA is a bad gamble, over the coming weeks and months, we will be providing you with important information about the MNA. We will be adding information to this website on a regular basis, so we encourage you to check it frequently. We hope you will find this information helpful.
In addition to the website, you should feel free to consult with your managers and your colleagues in human resources with any questions you might have about the MNA.
June 4: Is This the Type of Organization You Want to Represent You?
May 27: Positive Press vs. Negative Press
May 20: The MNA IS A Third Party Outsider
May 6: Some Truths About Collective Bargaining
April 22: Recent Media Coverage of the MNA
April 15: When the MNA Fails to Deliver Promises
April 8: Recent Unprofessional Actions by the MNA
March 25: Is This the Type of Organization You Want to Represent You?
March 18: Two Questions to Ask the MNA
March 11 - Risking Your Chances To Keep Working On Your Unit If There Is A Reduction In Force
March 4: MNA Contract Language Can Sometimes Hurt, Rather Than Help, Nurses
February 22: The Decision to Strike or Not is Important
February 12: Two Questions to Ask the MNA
The Massachusetts Nurses Association Places a Very High Value on Seniority
February 4: Examples of Current Flexibility at Risk in a Typical MNA Contract
January 29: Quincy Medical Center Staffing Leaflets