Northern Maine Medical Center Nurses Vote to Join MSNA/NNU

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Registered Nurses at Norfthern Maine Medical Center, Fort Kent, Celebrate the Vote to Unionize Earlier This Week.

Two Registered Nurses at Northern Maine Medical Center, Fort Kent, Support the Vote to Unionize Nurses There.

Today, registered nurses at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) in Fort Kent voted overwhelmingly, 62% in favor, to join Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (MSNA/NNOC).  NNOC is an affiliate of National Nurses United.

“We are thrilled that our co-workers voted Yes to join Maine State Nurses Association,” said Brad Martinez, RN, in the intensive care unit at NMMC.  “Together we share a vision of improving the level of care our families  receive in our hospitals.”

Nurses at the 40-bed facility say they voted to join their new union because it is critical that nurses have a say in decisions about patient care and about recruitment and retention of nurses, which leads to improved patient care.

“We look forward to sitting down with our hospial administrators to bargain our first contract to ensure that our patients receive the care they deserve,” said Tiffani Daigle, RN, in the emergency room at NMMC.  “We care about our community.  That is why we voted to join the union.”