The University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council (UMPNC) is a local bargaining unit of the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA), an independent labor union representing over 12,000 RNs and other healthcare workers throughout the state.
UMPNC represents RNs throughout the University of Michigan health system, including University Hospital, Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voightlander Women’s Hospital, home care and offsite ambulatory care clinics from Ann Arbor to Muskegon, MI.
As union members, we have a voice in the workplace to advocate for patient safety as well as our rights at work. Through collective bargaining we have the power to organize for improved working conditions, wages and benefits.
The Michigan Nurses Association also works through the MNA-PAC to advocate for legislation supporting safe patient care and workers’ rights. The MNA-PAC endorses candidates who support nurses’ interests regardless of political party or affiliation. While the MNA-PAC relies on financial contributions from members, no money from union dues goes toward the MNA-PAC or any other political candidate or cause. You can find out more about the MNA-PAC and its current campaigns here.
In 2016, UMPNC celebrated its 40th anniversary as a union representing nurses at the University of Michigan. A brochure detailing the history of UMPNC was prepared for the event which can be downloaded as a PDF file here. An older, but more detailed account of UMPNC's history can also be found here.