Essentia Health recognizes the MNA as the union representing the more than 50 nurses at Moose Lake.  Essentia Health is committed to working through the usual process of bargaining in good faith to come to a mutually agreeable contract.

There is currently no bargaining underway.


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.

The current agreement covers more than 50 nurses at Moose Lake. 

Moose Lake nurses represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association voted on Thursday to approve a labor agreement with Essentia Health. The three-year contract covers 50 nurses working at our Essentia Health-Moose Lake hospital.

The agreement benefits our valued nurses and allows us to continue providing high-quality care close to home for the patients we are privileged to serve in Moose Lake and the surrounding communities

Our MNA agreement in Moose Lake expires on November 30, 2025.

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