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Inspired By Her Union Activism RN Dotty Nygard Runs For Congress In California

Inspired By Her Union Activism RN Dotty Nygard Runs For Congress In California

Dotty Nygard is an Emergency Room RN and she's running for Congress in California's 10th district. Nurse Talk Radio visits with Dotty this week. More »

Nurses, Activists Converge in Sacramento to Transform Democratic Party, Press Case for Single Payer

Nurses, Activists Converge in Sacramento to Transform Democratic Party, Press Case for Single Payer

More than 1,000 registered nurses and grassroots activists from across California converged on the state capital Friday for three days of action to challenge the status quo trend of the Democratic Party nationally and in California, and to press the call for the CNA-sponsored single-payer bill, the Healthy California Act, S.B. 562. More »

A Nurses Week Retrospective on the Hard Work of NNU’s Mighty, Mighty Nurses

A Nurses Week Retrospective on the Hard Work of NNU’s Mighty, Mighty Nurses

On the final day of Nurses Week 2017, we’re proud to look back at five major accomplishments by NNU nurses between Nurses Week 2016 and today. More »

Global Nurses United Organizes Global Week of Action in Honor of International Nurses’ Week

Global Nurses United Organizes Global Week of Action in Honor of International Nurses’ Week

Global Nurses United, the international federation of nurses’ unions in 21 countries on six continents, organized a global week of action in honor of International Nurses’ Week. More »

Support for S.B. 562 grows. A conversation with CNA/NNU Legislative Advocate Stephanie Roberson.

Support for S.B. 562 grows. A conversation with CNA/NNU Legislative Advocate Stephanie Roberson.

If you haven't heard about the Healthy California Act (S.B. 562) you need to listen to this podcast. More »

New National ‘Ratios’ Bills Set Safety Limits on Number of Patients Assigned to Nurses

New National ‘Ratios’ Bills Set Safety Limits on Number of Patients Assigned to Nurses

In 49 states, there are no limits on how many patients hospital corporations can assign to nurses at one time. National Nurses United-sponsored legislation fights back. More »

Jeanne Taverne: Pushing for Healthcare in a Broken System

Jeanne Taverne: Pushing for Healthcare in a Broken System

Having worked as an RN for thirty-four years, Jeanne Taverne is well-acquainted with the struggles her patients face. “Unjust social and economic policies contribute to health inequity,” she says. “I have seen clients coming to our clinics that do not have access to health care because of lack of insurance. These clients need an advocate to help them navigate through the health system.” More »

NNU Nurses Across America March for Healthy Planet, Healthy Patients

NNU Nurses Across America March for Healthy Planet, Healthy Patients

A toxic environment leads to illnesses that become a nurse’s job to heal. That’s why 70 National Nurses United (NNU) RNs stood together with 300,000 other marchers to demand environmental justice at the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. More »

Over 1000 Supporters Converge on Capital to Rally and March for SB 562 the Healthy California Act

Over 1000 Supporters Converge on Capital to Rally and March for SB 562 the Healthy California Act

Registered nurses and other healthcare advocates are celebrating the California Senate Health Committee's passage this week of SB 562, the Healthy California Act, would establish an improved Medicare for all type system in California. More »

Progressive Democrats Of America’s Donna Smith, “YES WE CAN”!

Progressive Democrats Of America’s Donna Smith, “YES WE CAN”!

The time is here for single payer and there is a groundswell of support. The single payer healthcare movement—more specifically California’s Healthy California Act or SB 562 and on a National level HR 676 a Single Payer Bill introduced by John Conyers. More »

On Workers Memorial Day, April 28, Nurses Vow to Keep Fighting for The Highest Level of Protections

On Workers Memorial Day, April 28, Nurses Vow to Keep Fighting for The Highest Level of Protections

On Workers Memorial Day, we pay homage to all of the nurses and other workers whose stories highlight the importance of standing up—strong, loud, and as long as necessary—to secure the highest level of protections to keep workers safe. More »

In Solidarity With Science, Climate Marches, Nurses Say, “Science Over Profit!”

In Solidarity With Science, Climate Marches, Nurses Say, “Science Over Profit!”

April marks two national marches—the March for Science on April 22 (Earth Day), and the People’s Climate March on April 29. Both of these marches call on those shaping the policies that impact the health and safety of everyday people to respect scientific evidence. Thousands of people all across the country will take to the streets to make it clear that we will not stand for anything less. More »

Video: Nurses for Healthy California Act, California Senate Bill 562

Video: Nurses for Healthy California Act, California Senate Bill 562

Nurses believe healthcare is a human right and urge Californians to support the Healthy California Act, SB 562 which has been proposed in the state legislature. More »

A Conversation With NNU Co-President Jean Ross About The Keystone Pipeline

A Conversation With NNU Co-President Jean Ross About The Keystone Pipeline

The corrosive tar sands oil that is extracted, transported, and refined for the Keystone project is a major contributor to climate change. More »

Californians Could Be The First To Pass Single Payer Legislation

Californians Could Be The First To Pass Single Payer Legislation

The CEO of United Healthcare, Stephen Hemsley, makes 10,597.00 an hour or 177.00 a minute. Making huge amounts of money off the sick and dying is unacceptable, unsustainable, and immoral. We have the power to change that! Let's start in California with SB 562! Andrew McGuire, the Executive Director of California One Care, joins us on Nurse Talk. More »

Senator Bernie Sanders announces Medicare for All bill

Senator Bernie Sanders announces Medicare for All bill

We all know that the Affordable Care Act was a critically important step towards the goal of universal health care. But 29 million Americans today still do not have health insurance, and millions more are underinsured because health insurance companies are making our health care unaffordable and inaccessible. More »

NNU Letter to U.S. House of Representatives Urging Opposition to AHCA

NNU Letter to U.S. House of Representatives Urging Opposition to AHCA

As the American Health Care Act (AHCA) comes to a vote on the House floor, NNU nurses have sent a letter to representatives urging a “No” vote—given that the AHCA poses a mortal threat to the health and wellbeing of patients, and to the health security of this country. More »

Inhaling Toxic Smoke From Surgical Procedures Threatens Everyone in the Room

Inhaling Toxic Smoke From Surgical Procedures Threatens Everyone in the Room

Would you prefer to have surgery in an environment with sterile air — or in a room with air that may contain dangerous chemicals, cellular material, viruses, or bacteria? More »

Council Nurses Urge San Francisco To Divest from DAPL

Council Nurses Urge San Francisco To Divest from DAPL

Nurses from the San Francisco Metro Council attended an San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting to urge the city to divest from any banks and financial institutions who have investments in the Dakota Access Pipeline. More »

What are Safe Staffing Ratios and why are they so important to all of us?

What are Safe Staffing Ratios and why are they so important to all of us?

Many Americans may be surprised to know that California is the only state in the country with mandatory limits on the number of patients a nurse can be assigned at one time. Now nurses across the country are pushing for national legislation. More »

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