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The Power of Massachusetts Nurses - Shaping the Future of Our Profession

The MNA is directed and run by the membership with an elected board of directors and a grassroots organizational structure. With regional councils in five different regions of the state, members have an opportunity to become involved in the MNA on local issues and concerns. The MNA also provides members with an opportunity to influence nursing and other healthcare issues on a national level.

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Membership Structure

The membership structures of the MNA varies to meet the changing needs of the growing nursing community and healthcare culture. Most members fall into one of the following categories.

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Bargaining Unit Members

 

Non-Bargaining Unit Members

 

Associate Member Non-Labor

For nurses and health care professionals in a bargaining unit.


 

Full Non-Labor Membership for those registered nurses who wish to join the MNA and are not in a MNA collective bargaining unit.

 

Associate Non-Labor Membership for any registered nurse who is not covered by an MNA collective bargaining agreement. This is the non-voting member option.
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  • There also are a variety of special membership programs for:
    • retirees
    • students
    • new graduates
    • disabled nurses and nurses on leaves of absence
  • The MNA members are further linked by geographical and legislative areas called regional councils throughout the state:
    • Region One - Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire & Franklin Counties
    • Region Two - Worcester County
    • Region Three - Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes & Nantucket counties
    • Region Four - Essex County
    • Region Five - Norfolk, Middlesex & Suffolk Counties
    • Click here for more Regional Council Information 


Membership Dues

Policy on Annual Rate of Dues

The annual rate of dues shall be equal to two times the base hourly rate which shall not be less than the minimum rate set by the average of all step one hourly rates (x2) of all MNA collective bargaining scales in effect as of January 1st of the applicable year and not greater than the maximum rate set by the average of all step seven hourly rates (x2) of all MNA collective bargaining scales in effect as of January 1st of the applicable year.  Such minimum and maximum rates shall not be less than the prior year and shall take effect as of July 1st of the applicable year.

Reduced Dues Categories

  • Full Members
    • Subject to verification, members who qualify for one of the following categories may elect to pay 75% of their applicable dues rate:
      • Health professional labor program member – any health care professional, other than a registered nurse, who is represented for purposes of collective bargaining by MNA
      • Limited hours labor program member – any Registered Nurse covered by a MNA labor program contract who has 988 or fewer hours paid in the preceding calendar year may apply to pay 75% of their annual rate of dues.
        • It is the responsibility of any registered nurse to submit an application to be considered for the 75% dues category on an annual basis. Applications must be received by April 1st of each year.  Upon verification of eligibility based on hours paid in the prior calendar year, the member shall receive the reduced dues rate effective the following July 1st through June 30th

    • Subject to verification, members who qualify for one of the following categories may be eligible to pay 50% of their annual dues:
      • Registered nurses or Healthcare professionals who are not employed.
      • Registered nurses or Healthcare professionals who are on a leave of absence
      • Registered nurses or Healthcare professionals who are students in full time study.
      • New Graduates from a basic registered nurse or healthcare professional program –who apply within 6 months of graduation.
      • Members 62 years of age or over, working but not earning more than the social security threshold allows without tax penalty (whether or not you are collecting social security).
    • Subject to verification, members who qualify for one of the following categories may be eligible to pay 25% of the minimum annual dues: 
      • Registered Nurses who are 62 years of age or over and not employed.
      • Registered nurses who are totally disabled.
    • Registered Nurses who are not eligible to be represented by MNA for collective bargaining may elect to join MNA with full voting rights paying the minimum annual dues.
    • Subject to verification, individuals who have held MNA membership for 40 or more consecutive years may qualify for additional discount
    • Any members whose eligibility for 25 percent or 50 percent dues categories changes within the membership year will neither be assessed additional dues nor be eligible for reduction o0f dues during that membership year.

It is the responsibility of each bargaining unit member/agency fee payer to notify MNA of changes in status, employment status, leave status, name, address, etc. within 30 days of the change, to assure proper credit and continuation of services. No refunds will be issued if the member fails to fulfill this requirement. Any changes which may result in refunds will be processed accordingly at the time of notification and will be retroactive, when appropriate, for a 30-day period only. Individuals may qualify for only one reduction at a time.

Membership dues may be paid in a variety of ways. To learn more about dues, download the MNA Quick Guide to Dues.

Or please call the MNA Membership Department at 800.882.2056 or email membership@mnarn.org

As part of a strategic effort, the MNA procures monthly membership dues through Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT Direct) directly from member checking or credit card accounts. This is the preferred payment plan and there is no fee.


Contact Information

  • Call
    • MNA Membership Department at 800.882.2056
  • If you work at a hospital that has an MNA bargaining unit and you wish to join, you may also contact your unit chairperson for a new member contact card.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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