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Securing Retirement Security

Securing Retirement Security

The Multiemployer Pension Reform Act is just the latest window into an insidious broader agenda: the assault on all retirement programs, from Social Security to employer-sponsored pension plans, that threaten to mire millions of people in poverty in their post-work years. More »

URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Nurses to UC President Napolitano

URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Nurses to UC President Napolitano

It is appalling that UC Management would attempt to destroy and destabilize our nurses retirement after we’ve spent our lifetime taking care of our patients. Today join your colleagues in letting President Napolitano know that attempting to destabilize our pension is bad for patient care. More »

Part 2 of 5:  Nurses and Why They’re Critical in the Legislative Process

Part 2 of 5:  Nurses and Why They’re Critical in the Legislative Process

Don Nielsen, Director, Government Relations for CNA visited with Nurse Talk about nurses and the critical reasons they are involved in the legislative process. More »

Part 1 of 5: Nurse Talk speaks with CNA Director of Gov’t Relations, Don Nielsen

Part 1 of 5: Nurse Talk speaks with CNA Director of Gov’t Relations, Don Nielsen

California Nurses Association Director of Government Relations, Don Nielsen joins Nurse Talk to discuss the critical issues facing nurses as they advocate for their patients. More »

Video: An Interview with Malinda Markowitz

Video: An Interview with Malinda Markowitz

One of the least reported problems in U.S. hospitals is the placement of patients in “observation” status, where they can be held for hours or days with less public oversight and fewer protections. More »

Sen Sanders Joins Forces with Nurses and Students, Introduces ”College For All Act”

Sen Sanders Joins Forces with Nurses and Students, Introduces ”College For All Act”

The Robin Hood Tax swooped into America’s national spotlight when presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders joined with National Nurses United and student groups in Washington, D.C. at a press conference today to announce his introduction of two Senate bills - the College for All Act and the Robin Hood tax bill More »

Nurse Talk Radio Visits With RN and Chair of Veterans Affairs for NNU

Nurse Talk Radio Visits With RN and Chair of Veterans Affairs for NNU

Registered nurses marked International Nurses’ Day with two actions in the District of Columbia aimed at protecting patients and caregivers. More »

Nurses Week: Celebrating Nurse Power!

Nurses Week: Celebrating Nurse Power!

Happy Nurses Week! We’re marking this time by celebrating Nurse Power! Throughout the week, we’re highlighting a few moments in our history that show what happens when nurses organize, act collectively and bring about social change. More »

RNs, Sierra Club survey Richmond neighborhoods on health impact of coal trains

RNs, Sierra Club survey Richmond neighborhoods on health impact of coal trains

While moving toxic fuels means profit for corporate interests, local residents may be paying the price with their health. That’s why RNs from the California Nurses Association have partnered with the Sierra Club on a Monday evening, to canvas Richmond’s Parchester Village. More »

Video: Sutter RN Talks About the Strike to Protect Nurses’ Rights

Video: Sutter RN Talks About the Strike to Protect Nurses’ Rights

Sutter profits are at an all time high ($3 billion in profits the last five years and $8.3 billion in net assets) and now they are proposing cuts. The nurses remain concerned about inadequate staffing and other patient care concerns. More »

RNRN Statement on the Devastating Earthquake in Nepal

RNRN Statement on the Devastating Earthquake in Nepal

RNRN staff have been closely monitoring and and have been in touch with our disaster relief allies as events unfold in Nepal after the devastating 7.8 earthquake struck this past Saturday. More »

WARNING: The TPP is a hazard to your health and our Democracy!

WARNING: The TPP is a hazard to your health and our Democracy!

Please take a few minutes and listen to Political Director for National Nurses United, Ken Zinn as he talks about why it is critical to call your elected officials immediately and tell them to vote NO on Fast Tracking the Trans Pacific Partnership! More »

Jackson Park Hospital RNs send years’ worth of ignored staffing complaints to regulatory agencies

Jackson Park Hospital RNs send years’ worth of ignored staffing complaints to regulatory agencies

In a letter officially sent to the Illinois Department of Public Health today, the JPH RNs cited 28 documented instances of unsafe staffing, all previously reported to management, serving to prove what the nurses say, “that Jackson Park Hospital’s staffing crisis is intentional." More »

The Robin Hood Tax Day of Action honoring MLK was a moment of solidarity in values

The Robin Hood Tax Day of Action honoring MLK was a moment of solidarity in values

Across the country —from Palo Alto to El Paso, Maine to Miami—nurses and other activists rallied today in the late winter sun to lobby Congressional lawmakers for a tax on Wall Street’s riskiest transactions. More »

Nurses Lead “Reclaim Chicago”

Nurses Lead “Reclaim Chicago”

With a runoff vote just days away, one Chicago politician figures almost as prominently in the city’s mayoral campaign as do the two candidates themselves, incumbent Rahm Emmanuel and his challenger, Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. More »

Conversations with Kay, Part 2

Conversations with Kay, Part 2

Recently, we started a regular item featuring the life and nursing career stories of Kay McVay, a longtime intensive care unit RN at Kaiser Permanente and president emeritus of the California Nurses Association. More »

RNs Rally in Support of Hospital Workplace Violence Regulations

RNs Rally in Support of Hospital Workplace Violence Regulations

The upcoming regulations are the result of a CNA-sponsored bill, SB 1299—the Healthcare Workplace Violence Prevention Act—which was signed in 2014 by California Governor Jerry Brown. The bill mandates that hospitals have a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan; Cal/OSHA’s regulations will implement the law. More »

Sutter’s Fine - What Else Are They Hiding at Alta Bates?

Sutter’s Fine - What Else Are They Hiding at Alta Bates?

More than a dozen nurses from Sutter corporation’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center gathered outside the facility’s Oakland hospital Wednesday afternoon to alert the public to ongoing safety problems at the hospital – even after it was slapped with a maximum fine by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). More »

NNU and Reclaim Chicago’s Mayoral Endorsement – Signal of New Political Movement

NNU and Reclaim Chicago’s Mayoral Endorsement – Signal of New Political Movement

With a runoff vote only two weeks away, one Chicago politician figures almost as prominently in the city’s mayoral campaign as do the two candidates themselves, incumbent Rahm Emmanuel and his challenger, Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. More »

Standing On Our Own Shoulders

Standing On Our Own Shoulders

Year 15 of the new millennium opened with a most momentous achievement for registered nurses and patients – a precedent-setting agreement in the largest RN contract in the nation, for 18,000 Kaiser Permanente RNs and NPs that will likely raise the bar for nurses from coast to coast. The new pact could not have been realized without the unified determination of Kaiser nurses, with the broad support of other RNs and our unparalleled organization, to defend the role of nurses and their professional expertise as patient advocates. More »

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