Essentia Health recognizes the MNA as the union representing the more than 50 nurses at Moose Lake. There was not an MNA contract in place with Essentia Health when it assumed Moose Lake operations as of August 1, 2020. Essentia Health is committed to working through the usual process of bargaining in good faith to come to a mutually agreeable contract.

Essentia Health and Minnesota Nurses Association Moose Lake Bargaining, June 8 Update

6/8/22

Essentia Health and the Minnesota Nurses Association met again today for contract negotiations. The parties made some progress, including reaching a tentative agreement on low-need staffing, and plan to continue discussions at the next bargaining session, scheduled for July 26.

Essentia Health and Minnesota Nurses Association Moose Lake Bargaining, April 26 Update

4/26/22

Essentia Health and the Minnesota Nurses Association continued contract discussions on April 26, when the MNA shared proposals for scheduling and low need staffing. We are looking for dates to meet next so we can progress toward a mutually beneficial agreement.

Essentia Health and Minnesota Nurses Association Moose Lake Bargaining, April 12 Update

4/12/22

Essentia Health and the Minnesota Nurses Association continue meeting and making progress toward a new mutually agreeable contract. We look forward to continuing negotiations in our next session, scheduled for April 26.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Below is a representative sample of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the bargaining process and what it means for MNA and Essentia Health.

Essentia Health is meeting with the MNA in Moose Lake on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, and will continue meeting with the MNA periodically as negotiations progress.

Essentia Health is meeting with the MNA in Moose Lake on Thursday, May 27, 2021 and will be meeting with the MNA on future dates.

Essentia Health has a history of reaching successful agreements with the MNA across our system, and we are committed to reaching a similar outcome in Moose Lake.

Essentia Health is committed to working through a range of issues of interest to both parties in Moose Lake in a deliberate way through the usual process of bargaining in good faith. We will update you with any significant developments in negotiations.

Still Have a Question?

For additional information or relevant questions not addressed here, email the Essentia Health team at bargaining@essentiahealth.org.