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RN’s Volunteer at the Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Site

RN’s Volunteer at the Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Site

RN and Nursing Practice and Safety Specialist for National Nurses United, De Ann McEwen, talks with Nurse Talk Radio about the Registered Nurses Response Network. More »

Stop the greed

Stop the greed

As a registered nurse who has worked many years in a San Francisco hospital, I see firsthand how patients’ conditions are aggravated by their inability to pay for their medications. Making choices between paying for their meals, rent and medicine is a day-to-day reality for many. More »

Hurricane Matthew Update: RNRN/NNU Assists International Medical Corps Efforts in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew Update: RNRN/NNU Assists International Medical Corps Efforts in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc last week in the Caribbean and the U.S. The hardest hit was Haiti, where the unofficial death toll (a number reported by Reuters but not officially confirmed) has now risen to 1,000, where they are starting to bury the dead in mass graves. More »

National Nurses United Supports Colorado Single Payer Amendment

National Nurses United Supports Colorado Single Payer Amendment

Nurses and over 200 other organizations are supporting Colorado Amendment 69, single payer healthcare for all Coloradans. More »

How to Cut Drug Prices? California Can Set a Model With Prop. 61

How to Cut Drug Prices? California Can Set a Model With Prop. 61

Despite all the disgust with pharmaceutical price gouging and the public shaming of CEOs like Heather Bresch of EpiPen infamy and “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli, we’ve yet to see any concrete steps to actually cut drug prices. More »

Commentary: EpiPen why we need Prop. 61

Commentary: EpiPen why we need Prop. 61

Prop. 61 uses the common-sense approach of directing the state to pay no more than the same prices paid by the VA. That could cut prices by up to 40 percent, and produce billions in savings for California taxpayers. More »

Tough Pill To Swallow. Why you should vote YES on Prop 61

Tough Pill To Swallow. Why you should vote YES on Prop 61

New study sites price gouging trends by BIG PHARMA will continue. Director of Government Relations for California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, Don Nielsen, talks about California's Proposition 61. More »

Statement in Solidarity with Registered Nurses on Strike at Allina Health in the United States

Statement in Solidarity with Registered Nurses on Strike at Allina Health in the United States

Global Nurses United, which unites nurses and other health care workers in 20 countries around the world, stands in solidarity with the registered nurses at Allina Health in the State of Minnesota in the United States in their courageous struggle with management to secure safer care for patients and just working conditions for themselves. More »

East Bay cities vote to oppose Alta Bates Closure

East Bay cities vote to oppose Alta Bates Closure

City Councils in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, El Cerrito, and San Pablo have joined community opposition to the closure of Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley. More »

Minnesota Nurses Strike Update

Minnesota Nurses Strike Update

As the Minnesota Nurses Strike against Allina Health Systems continues, issues concerning Allina's financial dealings and a recent power grab to seek sole control of Unity Hospital are disturbing. More »

Green light for California Bills sponsored by National Nurses United

Green light for California Bills sponsored by National Nurses United

Green light for two California Bills sponsored by National Nurses United and California Nurses Association (CNA). This is great news for patients and healthcare workers. More »

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!

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