Minnesota Nurses Join UAN
For the third time in three years, nurses at a hospital owned by Allina Hospitals & Clinics gained a voice on the job by voting to join the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA), an affiliate of the United American Nurses (UAN). The 140 registered nurses at Buffalo Hospital in Buffalo, Minn., overwhelmingly supported the union at the end of last month.
Noting that this was the fourth time Buffalo nurses had tried to vote for a union, Gale Syverson, a 22-year RN at the hospital, says:
This was the right time.