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Caring Fiercely: Nurses Tell Dems Why They Won’t Sit Down, Be Quiet in Fight for Single Payer

Caring Fiercely: Nurses Tell Dems Why They Won’t Sit Down, Be Quiet in Fight for Single Payer

As California’s single payer bill, S.B. 562, continues to occupy its parking space in the California Assembly — courtesy of Speaker Anthony Rendon’s decision last month to table the bill — nurses in California have noticed a familiar trend. More »

ALERT! Executive Director Of Social Security Works Alex Lawson, Issues CALL TO ACTION!

ALERT! Executive Director Of Social Security Works Alex Lawson, Issues CALL TO ACTION!

Alex Lawson is the Executive Director of Social Security Works and as such he's read and knows just how bad the Republican Senate Repeal and Replace Bill is. More »

The Public Option – Doomed From the Start

The Public Option – Doomed From the Start

With the collapse of the dismal Republican healthcare bill, some Democrats are reviving talk of a public option as the cure for the holes in the Affordable Care Act that opened the door for the GOP attack. More »

Since When Is It Not Okay to Play Hardball With the Democrats?

Since When Is It Not Okay to Play Hardball With the Democrats?

Despite efforts by the political establishment to shut it down, the quest for a state-based, Medicare-for-all type system in California, based on patient need, not corporate profits, rolls on. More »

Nurses Scolded: Not OKAY to Play Hardball with Democrats

Nurses Scolded: Not OKAY to Play Hardball with Democrats

The seminal fight for single-payer healthcare in California reflects a national struggle for the movement for social change. So, no, organized nurses and our allies will not wait. And we will not back down. More »

PART 2: National Nurses United Co-President Deborah Burger reflects on the “State Of The Union”

PART 2: National Nurses United Co-President Deborah Burger reflects on the “State Of The Union”

This week on Nurse Talk Radio RN and Co-President of NNU Deborah Burger joins us to talk about why now more than ever--nurses need strong and progressive leadership and representation. This is part 2 of our 2 part podcast. More »

Update on SB 562 with Don Nielsen, Director of Government Relations for CNA

Update on SB 562 with Don Nielsen, Director of Government Relations for CNA

SB 562 needs you! Don Nielsen, Director of Government Relations for California Nurses Association joins Nurse Talk Radio for an update on SB 562 the Healthy California Act. There is still time to call your California Assembly Members and tell them to support the bill. More »

Open Letter to California Governor Jerry Brown on Healthcare

Open Letter to California Governor Jerry Brown on Healthcare

Mark A. Hirshfeld, LCSW - I believed that you would work on behalf of the people of California. Californians need your help now. My wife has a terminal illness. She requires frequent doctor visits and expensive medication in order to stay out of the hospital. As she is not yet 65, she stands to lose all health coverage, if our Republican Congress wins their war against the nation's health. So the political is now personal. More »

Stop the Attack on Our Patients–Tell Republican Senators to Reject the Senate Health Insurance Bil

After nearly two months of secret deliberations, Senate Republicans just released a draft of their health bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act – and it is absolutely horrendous. If enacted, this bill poses a mortal threat to millions of our patients. More »

PART 1: National Nurses United Co-President Deborah Burger reflects on the “State Of The Union”

PART 1: National Nurses United Co-President Deborah Burger reflects on the “State Of The Union”

This week on Nurse Talk Radio we take a look at the vast accomplishments of National Nurses United. Founded in 2009 NNU has over 150,000 members and a presence in all 50 states. RN and Co-President of NNU, Deborah Burger joins us to talk about why now more than ever—nurses need strong and progressive leadership and representation. This is part 1 of our 2 part podcast. More »

Help Us Stop The Dangerous Attempt to Eliminate T.B. Testing in California!

Help Us Stop The Dangerous Attempt to Eliminate T.B. Testing in California!

RNs are on the front lines of the struggle for healthcare as a human right; Part and parcel of that is fighting for and enforcing pro-active public health like tuberculosis (TB) testing! More »

Jane Sandoval: The Health Inequities That Exist

Jane Sandoval: The Health Inequities That Exist

RN, Jane Sandoval’s resolve to fight inequality extends well beyond the Bay Area. In 2013, she traveled to the Philippines with the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN). While treating patients in the devastating aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, Jane’s eyes were opened to the vast scale of global health inequities. More »

Join us for this Special Edition podcast “The Politics of Healthcare”

Join us for this Special Edition podcast “The Politics of Healthcare”

A few weeks ago Executive Director of CNA/NNU, RoseAnn DeMoro, spoke at the State Democratic Convention. Let's just say—she didn't mince her words and delivered a strong and forceful message to the crowd. Here are some of her comments. More »

Nurses Join Movement to End Illinois Budget Crisis By Taking to the Streets

Nurses Join Movement to End Illinois Budget Crisis By Taking to the Streets

This Memorial Day weekend, Illinois members of National Nurses United (NNU), including RN Martese Chism, will lace up their walking shoes and prove that “going the extra mile” to stand up for their patients is a promise they take literally. More »

Inspired By Her Union Activism RN Dotty Nygard Runs For Congress In California

Inspired By Her Union Activism RN Dotty Nygard Runs For Congress In California

Dotty Nygard is an Emergency Room RN and she's running for Congress in California's 10th district. Nurse Talk Radio visits with Dotty this week. More »

Nurses, Activists Converge in Sacramento to Transform Democratic Party, Press Case for Single Payer

Nurses, Activists Converge in Sacramento to Transform Democratic Party, Press Case for Single Payer

More than 1,000 registered nurses and grassroots activists from across California converged on the state capital Friday for three days of action to challenge the status quo trend of the Democratic Party nationally and in California, and to press the call for the CNA-sponsored single-payer bill, the Healthy California Act, S.B. 562. More »

A Nurses Week Retrospective on the Hard Work of NNU’s Mighty, Mighty Nurses

A Nurses Week Retrospective on the Hard Work of NNU’s Mighty, Mighty Nurses

On the final day of Nurses Week 2017, we’re proud to look back at five major accomplishments by NNU nurses between Nurses Week 2016 and today. More »

Global Nurses United Organizes Global Week of Action in Honor of International Nurses’ Week

Global Nurses United Organizes Global Week of Action in Honor of International Nurses’ Week

Global Nurses United, the international federation of nurses’ unions in 21 countries on six continents, organized a global week of action in honor of International Nurses’ Week. More »

Support for S.B. 562 grows. A conversation with CNA/NNU Legislative Advocate Stephanie Roberson.

Support for S.B. 562 grows. A conversation with CNA/NNU Legislative Advocate Stephanie Roberson.

If you haven't heard about the Healthy California Act (S.B. 562) you need to listen to this podcast. More »

New National ‘Ratios’ Bills Set Safety Limits on Number of Patients Assigned to Nurses

New National ‘Ratios’ Bills Set Safety Limits on Number of Patients Assigned to Nurses

In 49 states, there are no limits on how many patients hospital corporations can assign to nurses at one time. National Nurses United-sponsored legislation fights back. More »

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