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Here’s how to send a message to Big Pharma

Here’s how to send a message to Big Pharma

During this election season, Californians have been relentlessly carpet-bombed by TV ads paid for by three dozen super-rich drug companies to defeat Proposition 61. More »

Close to Home: Why nurses are voting yes on Prop. 61 — to lower drug prices

Close to Home: Why nurses are voting yes on Prop. 61 — to lower drug prices

It’s time we put our health ahead of the huge profits of the big drug corporations. That’s why nurses are urging a yes vote on Proposition 61 to lower prescription drug prices. More »

California’s Prop. 61 Offers Opportunity to Take on Big Pharma

California’s Prop. 61 Offers Opportunity to Take on Big Pharma

While the world is watching the Presidential race Tuesday night, another election battle in California provides a window in the ability of voters to challenge corporate power – in this case one of the most abusive industries in the world, big pharma. More »

CNA/NNU Nurses Celebrate the Strongest Workplace Violence Prevention Regulations in the Country

CNA/NNU Nurses Celebrate the Strongest Workplace Violence Prevention Regulations in the Country

A groundbreaking victory last week when the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted unanimously to approve nation-leading regulations to prevent workplace violence in hospitals and healthcare settings. More »

Bring Friends to ‘A Fair Drug Pricing’ Town Hall & Short Documentary Screening This Saturday

Bring Friends to ‘A Fair Drug Pricing’ Town Hall & Short Documentary Screening This Saturday

This Saturday (Thursday for Riverside), in cities throughout California, you can join nurses, veterans and seniors at a sneak preview of a new documentary film about pharmaceutical greed, and discuss the groundbreaking changes Proposition 61 will bring for many Californians struggling to afford medications. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

DNC Platform Committee Members Offended By Key Single-Payer Healthcare Advocate

DNC Platform Committee Members Offended By Key Single-Payer Healthcare Advocate

The executive director of a major nurses union, which provided substantial support for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, spoke to the Democratic platform committee on June 17. She advocated for single-payer universal healthcare in the United States. More »

Let’s Honor Our History and Ourselves this Nurses Week

Let’s Honor Our History and Ourselves this Nurses Week

This year's Nurses Week, we honor the noble profession of nursing not only in the United States, but across the world. More »

On International Workers Memorial Day, We Honor Our Nursing Colleague Cynthia Barraca Palomata

On International Workers Memorial Day, We Honor Our Nursing Colleague Cynthia Barraca Palomata

On this day, we remember Cynthia Barraca Palomata, RN, and vow to do all we can to ensure no nurse ever again loses her health, or her own life, in the process of working to heal others. More »

Let’s break the neo-liberal grip with a vote for Bernie Sanders

Let’s break the neo-liberal grip with a vote for Bernie Sanders

With the 2016 election, we have a rare opportunity to break the chokehold the neo-liberal agenda has maintained for nearly half a century on the political, economic, and social life of this nation. More »

California Nurses Association Stephanie Roberson talks about the legislative process

California Nurses Association Stephanie Roberson talks about the legislative process

California Nurses Association Legislative Advocate Stephanie Roberson joins us to talk about the "making of a law" and the critical importance of legislation such as the landmark nurse to patient ratios bill passed in California in 1999. More »

NNU Statement on the ANA endorsement of Hillary Clinton

NNU Statement on the ANA endorsement of Hillary Clinton

America’s nurses, including the actual largest organization of U.S. nurses, National Nurses United, overwhelmingly support Bernie Sanders for President. More »

Basic Information on the Zika Virus

Basic Information on the Zika Virus

Zika is currently locally transmitted in 28 countries and territories in North and South America. The CDC is constantly updating the list of areas affected by the virus. More »

Nurses join with partner environmental groups to demand climate justice now

Nurses join with partner environmental groups to demand climate justice now

More than 1,200 California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee registered nurses, environmental and healthcare activists, and students on Dec. 3 marched and rallied in Los Angeles to demand that the world’s leaders, now convening in Paris for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, adopt a binding and enforceable climate treaty, commit resources to fund the transformation to clean, renewable energy including a just transition program for those who now work in the fossil fuel industry, and call on wealthy, developed countries to provide resources for the less-developed countries to act on climate, with funding coming from a carbon tax and the Robin Hood tax. More »

Nurses for Bernie community party in Fremont, CA.

Nurses for Bernie community party in Fremont, CA.

Over the past few months, in living rooms & community centers across the country, nurses have been gathering to host parties in support of Bernie Sanders. Nationwide we’ve been coming together to talk about Bernie’s candidacy and brainstorm ways we can help. This past weekend, around 150 nurses and community members came together for a Nurses For Bernie Community Party in Fremont, CA. More »

Populist Poposals Remind Why Nurses Trust Bernie Sanders to Heal America

Populist Poposals Remind Why Nurses Trust Bernie Sanders to Heal America

In recent days, the Democratic Party establishment has stepped up efforts to freeze the momentum for Sen. Bernie Sanders, pressing Democratic Party office holders, who are also convention super delegates, to get in line and trying to create an impression that the contest is over. More »

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