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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 »

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 »

Major RN Strike, 10,000 Participate

Major RN Strike, 10,000 Participate

Nurse Talk Radio visits with Minnesota RN Angela Becchetti about the major nurses strike. Over 10,000 will participate. More »

Protect VA Patients and Nurses: Support S. 1257 and H.R. 2193

Protect VA Patients and Nurses: Support S. 1257 and H.R. 2193

Certain Veterans Affairs (VA) professionals gained the right to bargain collectively in 1991. However, over the last several years, the interpretation of the statute’s exemptions to collective bargaining has broadened considerably, leaving workers with few meaningful collective bargaining rights. More »

The People’s Summit coming up in Chicago

The People’s Summit coming up in Chicago

Nurse Talk progressive healthcare correspondent and Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America Donna Smith—talks about the upcoming People's Summit in Chicago June 17th thru 19th. More »

California nurses are heralding the California Senate’s passage of SB 1076

California nurses are heralding the California Senate’s passage of SB 1076

Nurse Talk's "Progressive Healthcare In America" contributor Donna Smith talks about the passage of California Senate Bill SB 1076 (observation status") and what it does to insure patient protection. 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 »

Fix It—Healthcare At A Tipping Point

Fix It—Healthcare At A Tipping Point

This week on Nurse Talk we talk with Filmmaker and CEO, Richard Master about his new powerful documentary that reaches across the political and ideological divide to expand support for major healthcare reform. 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 »

Fighting Workplace Violence In Healthcare

Fighting Workplace Violence In Healthcare

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfatal injuries due to workplace violence experienced by healthcare workers increased by 12 percent in recent years. More »

OSHA Releases Interim Guidance on Preventing Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus

OSHA Releases Interim Guidance on Preventing Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus

OSHA has released interim guidance on preventing occupational exposure to Zika virus for outdoor and mosquito control workers as well as for healthcare and laboratory workers. More »

CE Course in Ohio on Collective Patient Advocacy

CE Course in Ohio on Collective Patient Advocacy

This course examines the impact of external forces on RN professional practice and patient advocacy role; it also addresses mechanisms through which RNs can build stronger organizations to secure RN control over safe staffing ratios and professional practice in Ohio acute-care settings; and identifies comprehensive strategies to build an RN social advocacy movement to achieve strong hospital patient and RN whistle-blower protection mandates. More »

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