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Navajo Nation RNRN Deployment Report

Navajo Nation RNRN Deployment Report

RNRN/NNU nurses just returned from a deployment providing medical assistance at the 70th annual Navajo Nation fair in Window Rock, Arizona. Our team consisted of RNs from California, Colorado, Louisiana and Oregon. More »

Minnesota Nurses have concerns over hospital’s business dealings

Minnesota Nurses have concerns over hospital’s business dealings

As Minnesota RNs strike against Allina Health Systems, nurses are concerned over the hospitals business dealings. The hospital wants to shift $10 million dollars in healthcare costs to nurses at a time when Allina financial disclosures report $1.3 billion dollars in net profit over the past 6 years, with $130 million in net revenue in 2015 alone. More »

With nurses on the outside, Allina CEO focuses her attention on the real issues: Health Catalyst

With nurses on the outside, Allina CEO focuses her attention on the real issues: Health Catalyst

It’s been well reported that Allina Health, a $3.9-billion nonprofit healthcare organization, “invested” $108 million in Health Catalyst, a private for-profit technology company. As part of the deal, Allina is outsourcing its “data warehousing, analytics, performance improvement technology, and personnel to Health Catalyst.” More »

Stop Zika—Act Now!

Stop Zika—Act Now!

It is time for Congress to take real action to protect babies from the Zika epidemic, stop the spread of the virus, and prevent this public health crisis from getting worse. More »

Nurses Nationwide Focus On Workplace Violence Protections

Nurses Nationwide Focus On Workplace Violence Protections

This week we visit with RN and Nursing Practice and Safety Specialist for National Nurses United, De Ann McEwen. De Ann talks about national workplace violence protections for nurses and healthcare workers. More »

RN Brenda Meadwell talking about NLRB hearings concerning labor violations

RN Brenda Meadwell talking about NLRB hearings concerning labor violations

Last week the National Labor Relations Board held public hearings on labor violations at Bluefield Regional Medical Center, (West Virginia) one of seven hospitals owned by Community Health Systems. We spoke with RN Brenda Meadwell about what results the nurses are hoping for. More »

We Need Your Help to Save the BRN!

We Need Your Help to Save the BRN!

Help us save the CA Board of Registered Nursing by making phone calls to the Democratic members of the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions telling them to vote NO on SB 1194. More »

Louisiana Flood Victim Relief — How to Help

Louisiana Flood Victim Relief — How to Help

The devastating floods in Louisiana, the effects of which are being compared to Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, have left in their wake an estimated 40,000 damaged homes over an area covering 20 parishes. More »

Get Ready!—We’re Going to Need Your Help to Save The BRN!
RSVP to an Our Revolution Watch Party

RSVP to an Our Revolution Watch Party

Our Journey with Bernie has been a long, productive year of movement building – working with long time allies and aligning with new ones to highlight our most pressing issues nationally from Medicare For All to Robin Hood Tax and building lasting relationships to further our work. More »

What Employers Should Do to Protect Nurses from ZIKA

What Employers Should Do to Protect Nurses from ZIKA

In the wake of new cases of ZIKA being reported in the U.S. and other countries, National Nurses United issues guidelines to employers on how to protect nurses from ZIKA transmission. More »

Top 10 Reasons To Continue Donations To Bernie Sanders

Top 10 Reasons To Continue Donations To Bernie Sanders

Try as they might, Wall Street, K Street, the corporate CEOs, and all their servants in Washington, state capitols, and the rest of the political establishment, cannot put this political revolution back in the bottle. More »

What goes on behind and in front of closed doors? Democratic National Convention

What goes on behind and in front of closed doors? Democratic National Convention

What's going on behind and in front of closed doors before the Democratic National Convention? ALOT! Nurses and progressive groups are still fighting for a platform that includes "Medicare for All" and other issues such as anti TPP. More »

Hospitals and “merger-mania” – Latest brings on unanimous strike vote from nurses

Hospitals and “merger-mania” – Latest brings on unanimous strike vote from nurses

As two large, Catholic hospital chains—St. Joseph Health and Providence Health and Services—celebrate their official merger last week, nurses at three of the chains’ California hospitals marked the alliance with a strike vote. More »

National Nurses United Petitions Federal OSHA for Workplace Violence Prevention Standard

National Nurses United Petitions Federal OSHA for Workplace Violence Prevention Standard

The tragic death of NNU member Cynthia Palomata, RN, in 2010—as a result of preventable workplace violence—was a galvanizing moment. With renewed urgency in the effort to protect registered nurses and healthcare workers, in 2014, NNU won comprehensive legislation in California, requiring all hospitals to have a workplace violence prevention plan. More »

Nurses fighting for Medicare For All on DNC Platform

Nurses fighting for Medicare For All on DNC Platform

Our Healthcare In America correspondent Donna Smith urges all to contact Democratic National Committee about omission or refusal to include Medicare For All on the DNC Platform. More »

RNRN Disaster Watch: Wildfire Season

RNRN Disaster Watch: Wildfire Season

RNRN has been closely monitoring the devastating wild fires across California and the west. In the current fire season, we have already witnessed fires across the state that have scorched almost 100,000 acres and drawn more than 5,000 firefighters to the effort. More »

We Will Not Waver in Our Political Revolution

We Will Not Waver in Our Political Revolution

Led by an all-star lineup of prominent national leaders, more than 3,000 people attended the three-day People’s Summit in Chicago last week in order to build momentum and strategize for the next phase of the populist moment that found itself galvanized around the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders. More »

Building the Political and Social Movement at the People’s Summit in Chicago

Building the Political and Social Movement at the People’s Summit in Chicago

In three momentous days June 17-19, 3,000 activists gathered in a People’s Summit in Chicago to embrace a continuing resolution to building a broad, bigger progressive movement to transform the nation and the planet. More »

Protect Veterans, Oppose Dangerous Bill

Protect Veterans, Oppose Dangerous Bill

On behalf of National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union and professional association of registered nurses, representing 185,000 nurses across the United States, including more than 10,000 RNs working at 23 Veterans Administration facilities, I am writing to urge you to oppose the draft legislation prepared by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers that would significantly endanger the health care of millions of veterans by shifting to a privatized system. More »

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