Collective Bargaining at Manistee Hospital

Prior to West Shore Medical Center fully integrating with Munson Healthcare, West Shore Medical Center held a collective bargaining agreement with the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) which was effective from July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2017.

In April 2017, Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital (MHMH) voluntarily recognized the MNA as the representative of its non-supervisory registered nurses and executed a revised collective bargaining agreement that was to be effective through December 31, 2017. 

MHMH and the MNA have been engaged in collective bargaining negotiations since October of 2017 but have been unable to reach a voluntary agreement on all of the terms of a successor agreement. Since January 2018 — nearly 18 months — the hospital and nurses have been operating on a day-to-day extension of the prior collective bargaining agreement.

Bargaining Update - June 21, 2019

Yesterday, MHMH filed an unfair labor practice (ULP) charge against the MNA. We believe the MNA violated federal law when it engaged in a pattern of behavior designed to frustrate and delay the bargaining process. The MNA’s tactics have resulted in nurses being denied annual general wage increases for the past two years. The hospital believes the nurses should receive the increases and benefits they deserve. Click here to read a full copy of the ULP charge that explains the hospital's position. 

News Release: Manistee Hospital Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against Michigan Nurses Association (PDF)

Read a Full Copy of the ULP Charge (PDF)