On Wednesday, May 29th, Traverse City Munson Nurses Association (TCMNA) voted to elect our first leadership team at MMC! Below are the list of candidates who have been successfully elected by our membership. We want to congratulate them and wish them luck in their upcoming terms.
Your Elected RN Bargaining Team.
President: Carolyn Moss
Vice President: Jason Judd
Grievance Chair: James Walker
Membership Chair/Treasurer: Elise Hollenbeck
Secretary: Barb Mrozinski
Community Advocacy Coordinator: Eleanor Brockway
Nurse Practitioner Representative: Cheryl Vorpagel
Bylaws Committee: Elizabeth Bunek, Carolyn Taratula, Spencer Carey
Nominations Committee: Dagmar Cunningham, Carol Lovely, Kelly Lambert
MNA Delegate: Carolyn Taratula
A2: Shannon Gillespie
A3: Melissa Boals
A4: Steve Tituskin
A6: Tracy Worden
A7: Abigail O’Brien
B2: Andrea Tomei
B3: Jeff Challender
B3S: Tommi Sheehan
B4: Danielle Kempf
C3: Tina Dzikowicz
C1R: Pattie McGillivary
Clinical Quality: Tanya Jenkins
D6: David Feres
ED: Rachel Stone Gourley
ICU: Michele Nugent
Maternity: Sharon Kim Crawford
NICU: Beth Fenchel
PACU: Mercy Ferrer
Pool: Aeryn Pattinson
OR: Victoria Dixon
UM Dept/PT Care: Karen Stewart
VAST: Caroline Kulczyk
Hospital Honors Us on National Nurses Week by Sending a Notice to Increase Our Weekend Shift Requirements
As those of you who attended a contract ratification meeting know, our bargaining team spent many months during negotiations pushing back on management’s scheduling demands. During this time, our team was often chastised by management for not “trusting” that they would always do the right thing for nurses regardless of a contract.
We did it!
We stood up for a stronger voice, better working conditions, and better wages. By staying united, we accomplished something truly historic.
We reached a comprehensive tentative agreement with Munson that will limit mandatory overtime, give nurses a voice in safe staffing, and provide the wages needed to recruit and retain quality RNs.
MNA members need to vote in the coming days to ratify our contract. Sign up here to become a member so you can hear the full details and cast your vote!
Nurses, our families, and our community will benefit from this agreement. Together, we have forged a path that puts our patients first.
Sign your membership card now to keep our collective voice strong and clear.
A series of ratification meetings and votes will soon be scheduled – stay alert for an email announcing the times. Further details will follow.
Your Elected RN Bargaining Team.
P.S. Only members are eligible to vote. Sign your membership card now to make sure you can vote.
We’re SO Close!
Dear fellow Munson nurse,
We have been negotiating at a furious pace and are very close to reaching an overall TA. Last week we negotiated for three straight days. We have continued to trade proposals with management since then in the hopes of pulling together a complete agreement. Right now the outstanding issues are scheduling, a management rights clause, and a few remaining issues regarding our wages. The solidarity of the Munson nurses is making a significant difference in the negotiations. When we reach an overall tentative agreement we will have more details for you and the next step will be a ratification vote where members will have the ability to review the agreement and have the final say. If we are unable to reach a complete TA then we will provide a detailed breakdown of where we are apart and our next steps. We know everyone wants to know every detail as it happens, but please keep standing in solidarity and in support of our collective efforts for a fair first contract. As long as we stand together, we know we can win!
Your RN Bargaining Team
Spencer Carey, Float Pool, Dagmar Cunningham, Critical Care Pool Days, Shelly DuBois, Critical Care Pool, Jason Judd, B2 Days, Patti McGillivray, C1 Rehab Nights, Carolyn Moss, Clinical Quality, Cindy Rydahl, PACU, James Walker, A2 Days
Wednesday, March 20th
5:30 pm and 8:00 pm
1545 S. Division St., Suite 120