Labor retreat 2014: empowering labor leaders to be more effective in carrying out their roles.
Quotes from the Labor Retreat regarding what MNA Nurses will take from this conference and apply to their practice.
"I will be using the newly learned strategies for onboarding new nurses."
"I will work at being more informed of legislative issues affecting health care."
"The need for a more involved new hire orientation will be my goal moving forward."
"The stories from other attendees and the MNA techniques that were taught will help me to continue to gain new members and work, with my colleagues."
"I will be working on employee outreach especially with new hires and then following up."
"I hope to change the stigma of unions and work, alongside my colleagues and peers to make those changes needed."
"This information is going to be used to better our bargaining ability during negotiations and empower nurses to fight for better patient care."
The 2014 MNA Labor Retreat was a great success and we were excited to provide our nursing members with an opportunity to learn how to get more involved with nursing issue on the local, state, and national levels. Our experts provided training on the legislative process, member organizing and leader building, grievance training, patient safety, and the Affordable Healthcare Act. Each year this event grows and we are already looking forward to next year. We are looking forward to continuing to provide quality education on labor issues, nursing practice, and member building! See you next year!