Allina Proposal

I wonder how many nurses actually know what they have rejected and what they are striking over? It is a sad repeat of 2010…in which the only one who wins is the union for showing they are a bully only interested in furthering their own cause.


Preparing for 2013

Share your thoughts on the preparation for the upcoming contract year.

California Nurses Strike

There is so much going on in CA I thought I would just add another post

Strike Support

I started this post to support those around the state and country who are going through a strike and need support and have questions.

What’s happening now?

For those of you new to the blog my name is Penny Peterson. I started this blog and I am a nurse at Children’s in Mpls.  This is a free blog and not subsidized by anyone. 

This is a discussion for what is happening and any progress or lack of going on in our organizations

I want to share this article about skills a manager should possess. 

Critical thinking of nurse managers

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do–Helen Keller

Following NNU

There has been a request to add a post for those who wish to follow what the NNU is doing for its members.  Feel free to post any information you have to share with others.  Here is a link to what nurses in Ca are striking for:http://oaklandnorth.net/2010/10/13/hundreds-of-oakland-nurses-strike-against-health-care-cuts/

Here are the links to an article from CNA about their stand on Magnetism.


Here are some more stories about the actions of the NNU.



NNU’s stand on the technology that helps nurses provide safe patient care. 


Duluth News

Nurses in Duluth voted to reject the contract offer and authorize a one day strike.  Here is the proposal from St Luke’s that was rejected.   St Luke’s Proposal

Here is a letter from the chief medical officer of St Luke’s (a physician in Duluth for 24 years).


It is sad what is happening in Duluth while we just got notified that we are facing layoffs of 200-250 FTE’s at Children’s.  We are not exempt from this bad economy. Here is a link to an article about the layoffs at Children’s.