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In Right-To-Work (For Less) North Dakota, Nurses ‘Successfully Unionize To Ensure Equal Power’

Published Tuesday, September 3, 2019
by Aaron Fields/KXNET-TV
In Right-To-Work (For Less) North Dakota, Nurses ‘Successfully Unionize To Ensure Equal Power’

(BISMARK, NORTH DAKOTA) – Nurses employed at the CHI St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismark have voted unanimously to join the Minnesota Nurses Association, the largest and fastest-growing Union for Registered Nurses (RNs) in America.

The MNA represents more than 150,000 Nurses across the country - making sure Nurses are getting an equal say in any decisions made by management.

North Dakota was one of the first states to enact Right-To-Work (for less) Laws, which make it harder for Workers to create Unions.

“I think the ‘biggest issue’ for Nurses at St. Alexius ‘is that we want to ensure that decisions about patient care in Bismarck are made in the community,’” said Lauren Buol, an RN employed at the CHI St. Alexius Medical Center.  “We ‘really wanted a seat at the table.’  ‘We really want to be able to recruit and retain the highest quality Nurse that we possibly can.’”

Since they voted for a Union in their workplace, Buol told KXNET-TV that she and her fellow RNs “feel ‘a lot more empowered and are excited about what the future holds.’”

The Minnesota Nurses Association represents Nurses in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and now - North Dakota.

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