Essentia Health recognizes the MNA as the union representing more than 1,300 nurses in the Twin Ports area. 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 1,300 nurses in the Twin Ports area.

Twin Ports nurses represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association voted to approve a labor agreement with Essentia Health. The three-year contract covers our nurses working at Essentia Health hospitals in Duluth and Superior.

This positive outcome is the result of good faith bargaining in which both parties worked hard in pursuit of a contract that benefits our nurses and our organization. Most importantly, we believe the agreement allows us to continue providing high-quality care close to home for the patients we are privileged to serve in the Twin Ports and the surrounding communities.

Our MNA agreement in the Twin Ports expires on June 30, 2025.

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