Essentia Health is conducting regular bargaining with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA), the union representing more than 100 nurses at Essentia Health–Virginia. Essentia Health is committed to working through the usual process of bargaining in good faith to come to a mutually beneficial agreement.

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 100 nurses at Essentia Health-Virginia.

We are glad to announce that Virginia nurses represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association voted on Friday, February 24, to approve a new labor agreement with Essentia Health. The three-year contract covers about 100 nurses working at Essentia Health–Virginia. 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 Virginia and the surrounding communities.

At Essentia, we are privileged to have skilled, compassionate nurses, and we value their contributions to make a healthy difference in people’s lives.

Our MNA agreement in Virginia expires on July 31, 2025.

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