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Hospital Staffing Cuts - Pragmatic, Panic or Carefully Planned?
Date:5/1/2009

of my colleagues have opted for early retirement. Over the last 90 days, Registered Nurses have agreed to a minimum value of $126,700 in salary hours. This doesn't even account for mandatory low need days we've all taken, and other casual requests we've honored to work a shift here and there. Our question: what cuts in salary have the administrative staffs taken recently?"

On every shift, nurses witness waste and misuse of resources. "We have offered cost-saving suggestions time and time again, but it is the consultants who invariably capture the ear of decision-makers," said Ms. Slattengren. "My question: When will they learn?"

Using the economic crisis as an excuse to reduce labor costs of the hospital's core assets is a short-term temptation that will lead to higher costs and compromised care. The members of MNA challenge hospital executives throughout Minnesota to use clear-eyed, far-sighted courage to keep the interests of patients above the profit margin.

Uniting nurses in vision and voice since 1905. With 20,000 members, MNA is the leading organization for registered nurses in the Midwest and is among the oldest and largest representatives of RNs for collective bargaining in the nation. MNA is a multi-purpose union that fosters high standards for nursing education and practice, and works to advance the profession through legislative activity. MNA is affiliated with the United American Nurses and the Minnesota AFL-CIO.


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