What to Expect from SSH
What to Expect from the MNA
Examples of Current Flexibility at Risk in a Typical MNA Contract
Two Questions to Ask the MNA
MNA: Myths vs Reality
Examples of MNA Unprofessional Conduct
Failed Promises
Is This the Type of Organization You Want to Represent You?
National Nurses United (NNU) Information
MNA Dues
MNA Strikes, Picketing and Rallies
MNA Bylaws

What to Expect from the MNA

What is the MNA?

The Massachusetts Nurses Association, a labor union of nurses, is attempting to become the exclusive representative of South Shore Hospital RNs.  The MNA has tried and failed — at least three times — to organize SSH nurses.

The MNA is:

  • A labor union, not a professional nurses organization
  • A minor player, it represents less than 24% of the registered nurses in Massachusetts
  • Militant, the MNA withdrew from the American Nurses Association (ANA) because the ANA was not militant enough
  • A small fish, the MNA is part of the California-based union, National Nurse United
  • Expensive, the MNA charges its members nearly $1000 a year in union dues
  • Unprofessional, in the last two years, the MNA has authorized strikes at three hospitals and picketed at ten hospitals
  • Ineffective, the same issues the MNA complains about at non-union hospitals exist at MNA-represented hospitals
     

The truth is, the MNA is just another labor union that represents nursing.  They do so ineffectively and in an unprofessional manner while charging their members nearly $1000 a year for the privilege.  The MNA is a poor fit for patient-focused, professional nurses at SSH.