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International Nurse News Round-Up

International Nurse News Round-Up

See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients. —Global Nurses United, 05/27/16 More »

Why Bernie Sanders Still Can - and Should - Win the Nomination

Why Bernie Sanders Still Can - and Should - Win the Nomination

A troika of the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and their echo chamber in the major media are laboring to assure everyone that the Democratic nomination process is over —Rose Ann DeMoro writing for The Huffington Post, 05/26/16 More »

BernieBus Brings its Campaign For Sanders to San Diego

BernieBus Brings its Campaign For Sanders to San Diego

The registered nurses, members of National Nurses United are bringing their campaign in support of Senator Bernie Sanders to San Diego County Thursday with stops at UC San Diego campus and UCSD Medical Center. —National Nurses United, 05/26/16 More »

Nurses Call for Improvements in Staffing at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital to Ensure Quality Care

Nurses Call for Improvements in Staffing at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital to Ensure Quality Care

Registered nurses at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital will hold an informational picket today, to protest growing problems with short staffing and unsafe working conditions at the hospital. More »

Nurses #BernieBus Brings its Campaign for Sanders to UC Riverside

Nurses #BernieBus Brings its Campaign for Sanders to UC Riverside

Actress Rosario Dawson and Ben and Jerry co-founder join RNs on campaign trail to scoop ice cream and talk to voters —National Nurses United, 05/25/16 More »

TUESDAY— Nurses #BernieBus Brings its Campaign for Sanders to the OC

TUESDAY— Nurses #BernieBus Brings its Campaign for Sanders to the OC

Ben and Jerry co-founder and Bernie supporter joins RNs on the campaign trail to scoop ice cream and talk to voters —National Nurses United, 05/24/16 More »

Nurses Call for Improvements in Staffing at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital to Ensure Quality Care

Nurses Call for Improvements in Staffing at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital to Ensure Quality Care

Weds. May 25 - Informational Picket 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Registered nurses at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital will hold an informational picket to protest growing problems with short staffing and unsafe working conditions at the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 05/23/16 More »

Nurses #BernieBus Steps on the Gas in Final Push to Register Voters Before Deadline Monday

Nurses #BernieBus Steps on the Gas in Final Push to Register Voters Before Deadline Monday

Encouraged and energized by Senator Bernie Sanders success and California’s record-breaking numbers of new voters, nurses on the #BernieBus are re-doubling their voter registration efforts throughout Los Angeles Monday. —National Nurses United, 05/23/16 More »

CHS shareholders oppose board, approve proxy access

CHS shareholders oppose board, approve proxy access

Community Health Systems shareholders ignored a recommendation from the system's board of directors and passed a proxy access proposal by a 5-1 margin. —By Dave Barkholz, Modern Healthcare, 05/20/16 More »

California Assembly Approves CNA-Sponsored Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings

California Assembly Approves CNA-Sponsored Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings

The California Assembly today approved a bill that would mitigate the presence of toxic airborne contaminants that pose a hazard to patients, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, in operating rooms and other surgical settings. —California Nurses Association, 05/19/16 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. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 05/19/16 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. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 05/19/16 More »

Nurses on Nevada: Where’s the Outrage Over Widespread Irregularities That Occurred During Caucuses

Nurses on Nevada: Where’s the Outrage Over Widespread Irregularities That Occurred During Caucuses

National Nurses United today criticized media coverage of the disputed Nevada state convention last weekend that has sought to distort events in Nevada while ignoring the original source of the dispute – massive irregularities in the conduct of the state caucuses in Nevada that tilted the outcome in favor of Hillary Clinton. —National Nurses United, 05/19/16 More »

RNs Provide Bedside Reality Check at CHS Shareholder Meeting Yesterday in New York City

RNs Provide Bedside Reality Check at CHS Shareholder Meeting Yesterday in New York City

Registered nurses working at hospitals affiliated with Community Health Systems (CHS), participated as shareholders, at the conglomerate's annual shareholder meeting yesterday in New York City, decrying patient care conditions at CHS hospitals, including chronic short staffing. —National Nurses United, 05/18/16 More »

#BernieBus Has Arrived in Heart of Los Angeles for Sen. Bernie Sanders

#BernieBus Has Arrived in Heart of Los Angeles for Sen. Bernie Sanders

National Nurses United registered nurse members, who have spent the last eight months traveling from coast to coast campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus, will continue their swing through Southern California with stops at two major Los Angeles college campuses on Wednesday. —National Nurses United, 05/18/16 More »

Registered Nurses Applaud the Introduction of SB324, the Ohio Hospital Patient Protection Act

Registered Nurses Applaud the Introduction of SB324, the Ohio Hospital Patient Protection Act

National Nurses United, the nation’s largest organization of nurses, applauds the introduction of a bill last week in the Ohio Senate by Senator Michael Skindell – appropriately just prior to Nurses Week – that would set specific limits on the numbers of patients each RN can care for in hospitals throughout the state of Ohio. —National Nurses United, 05/16/16 More »

Economic Driver: Bay State nurses excluded from national nursing compact

Economic Driver: Bay State nurses excluded from national nursing compact

Opposing the compact legislation, the Massachusetts Nurses Association sees it as a tool that could be used against its membership in case of a nurses’ strike. “It would make it very, very easy to have nurses from all over the country cross state lines and practice without going through an expedited process,” said David Schildmeier, director of public relations for the MNA. —Geraldine Collier, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 05/16/16 More »

Nurses at Brigham and Women’s Hospital to Hold Informational Picket Tuesday, May 17

Nurses at Brigham and Women’s Hospital to Hold Informational Picket Tuesday, May 17

Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Partners HealthCare Pay Executives Exorbitant Salaries, Reap Billions in Profits While Refusing to Value the Critical Contributions of Every Brigham Nurse —National Nurses United, 05/16/16 More »

Bill to Step Up Safety For Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Sails Through Senate

Bill to Step Up Safety For Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Sails Through Senate

Registered nurses are heralding the California Senate’s passage of SB 1076, by a vote of 32-5, a bill that would significantly expand public oversight and protections for one of the least reported problems in U.S. hospitals – the placement of patients in “observation” status. —National Nurses United, 05/13/16 More »

FRIDAY—Nurses’ #BernieBus Heads to Southern CA

FRIDAY—Nurses’ #BernieBus Heads to Southern CA

National Nurses United members, who have spent the last eight months traveling from coast to coast campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus—will begin a week-long campaign swing southern California with stops at two San Fernando Valley college campuses on Friday. —National Nurses United, 05/13/16 More »

Informational Picket Today May 12

Informational Picket Today May 12

Registered Nurses and Community Members Will Protest Eroding Patient Care Conditions at Washington Hospital —National Nurses United, 05/12/16 More »

Nurses: New OSHA Rule Long Overdue, Strong Enforcement Needed

Nurses: New OSHA Rule Long Overdue, Strong Enforcement Needed

National Nurses United welcomes the latest occupational health and safety rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses while also calling on the Agency to create stronger enforcement policies using the new data that this rule makes available. —National Nurses United, 05/11/16 More »

Grupo La Meta y Enfermeras Colaboran en Concierto por Bernie Sanders

Grupo La Meta y Enfermeras Colaboran en Concierto por Bernie Sanders

Modesto, Calif. Grupo La Meta, quienes recientemente ha recibido atención nacional por su canción "El Quemazón” —un corrido para el candidato presidencial Bernie Sanders— se presentarán en conjunto con California Nurses Asociación/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) para un concierto especial en apoyo a la campaña de Bernie este Miércoles.11 de Mayo en Sacramento. —National Nurses United, 05/10/16 More »

Sanders Honors RNs on Nurses Week – Endorses California Initiative to Curb Drug Price Gouging

Sanders Honors RNs on Nurses Week – Endorses California Initiative to Curb Drug Price Gouging

The nation’s largest RN organization today welcomed a statement by Sen. Bernie Sanders honoring America’s nurses on Nurses Week for “all you do every day of the year to care for and save the lives of patients” and for “speaking out for health and safety beyond the bedside” notably in campaigning for “guaranteed healthcare through an improved Medicare for all single payer healthcare system.” —National Nurses United, 05/10/16 More »

Registered Nurses Honor National Nurses Week with Lobby Day for Improved Patient Protections

Registered Nurses Honor National Nurses Week with Lobby Day for Improved Patient Protections

Hundreds of registered nurses from across California will gather in Sacramento Wednesday, May 11, in honor of National Nurses’ Week to encourage state legislators to step up efforts to improve protections for hospital patients, and to express their support for Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders. —California Nurses Association, National Nurses United, 05/10/16 More »

Sanders Can Fix What Ails Health Care System

Sanders Can Fix What Ails Health Care System

We know our health care system is broken and that Sanders is the one who can fix it. That’s why I and other members of National Nurses United, who are gathering Wednesday in Sacramento, support Sanders, who held a rally in Sacramento on Monday. —Cathy Kennedy, RN writing in The Sacramento Bee , 05/10/16 More »

#BernieBus Visits Stockton, SFSU Tuesday

#BernieBus Visits Stockton, SFSU Tuesday

National Nurses United members, who spent months traveling from coast to coast campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus—will be heading to an early morning Bernie Sanders rally in Stockton and then to San Francisco State University on Tuesday, May 10. —National Nurses United, 05/10/16 More »

Maine RNs Hold Vigil for Safe Staffing Wednesday

Maine RNs Hold Vigil for Safe Staffing Wednesday

This Wednesday, members of the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United will hold a vigil in support of safe staffing at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 05/09/16 More »

Antelope Valley Nurses Vote by 96% to Authorize Strike

Antelope Valley Nurses Vote by 96% to Authorize Strike

Registered nurses at Antelope Valley Hospital turned out in record numbers last week to vote overwhelmingly by 96 percent to authorize a strike, if necessary, to protest the hospital’s continued refusal to address issues such as unsafe staffing and high nurse attrition and turnover. —California Nurses Association, 05/09/16 More »

Bernie Sanders’ idea for free tuition at public colleges deserves an A

Bernie Sanders’ idea for free tuition at public colleges deserves an A

Bernie Sanders wants everyone to be offered a tuition-free college education and he’s called crazy. America can’t afford it, naysayers scoff. He’s just pandering to young voters. But too many of us in California forget: This state did provide tuition-free college for generations. —George Skelton, Capitol Journal, 05/09/16 More »

California nurses ‘Feel the Bern’

California nurses ‘Feel the Bern’

As Bernie Sanders prepares for the California presidential primary, he has a local ground force that he leans on as “one of the sponsors of my campaign”: nurses. —Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times, 05/09/16 More »

Democrats: California’s primary still matters

Democrats: California’s primary still matters

Yes, California, we matter on June 7, just not the way the major media predicted. The experts who insisted Donald Trump would be a flash in the pan are the same ones who ignored Sen. Bernie Sanders from the start. —RoseAnn DeMoro writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, 05/09/16 More »

Grupo La Meta Partners with Nurses on Concert for Bernie Sanders

Grupo La Meta Partners with Nurses on Concert for Bernie Sanders

Modesto, Calif. band Grupo La Meta, who recently gained national attention for their song "El Quemazón” (“The Bern”)—a corrido for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders—will be joining California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) for a special concert in support of Bernie’s campaign, on Wednesday, May 11 on the West Capitol Steps in Sacramento at noon. —National Nurses United, 05/09/16 More »

Nurses’ #BernieBus Visits Fresno, Sacramento Monday

Nurses’ #BernieBus Visits Fresno, Sacramento Monday

National Nurses United members, who spent months traveling from coast to coast campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus—will be heading to Fresno State University and to Sacramento for a Bernie Sanders rally on Monday, May 9. —National Nurses United, 05/09/16 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. —National Nurses United, 05/07/16 More »

Community Health Systems to Sell Assets to Pay Down Hefty Debt

Community Health Systems to Sell Assets to Pay Down Hefty Debt

Shares in Community Health Systemsopened sharply lower after the hospital operator announced another quarter of disappointing results and its executives vowed to sell assets to pay down the company’s hefty debt. —Melanie Evans, The Wall Street Journal, 05/06/16 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. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 05/06/16 More »

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus Visits N. Bay Area, Oakland Friday

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus Visits N. Bay Area, Oakland Friday

National Nurses United members, who spent months traveling from coast to coast campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus—will be heading to Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, and Martinez on Friday—then back Oakland to #FeelTheBern with voters at First Friday. —National Nurses United, 05/06/16 More »

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus Makes Bay Area Debut Thurs. May 5

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus Makes Bay Area Debut Thurs. May 5

National Nurses United members, who spent months traveling from coast to coast, campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus—will launch the Bay Area leg of their revolutionary journey with a #BernieBus kickoff event Thurs., May 5 at Berkeley City College. —National Nurses United, 05/04/16 More »

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings Moves On

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings Moves On

Legislation that would require the state to adopt rules to reduce toxic airborne contaminants, also known as “surgical plumes,” is headed to a vote on the floor of the California Assembly. —California Nurses Association, 05/04/16 More »

Activists to Convene June 17-19 in Chicago to Step Up the Movement

Activists to Convene June 17-19 in Chicago to Step Up the Movement

Progressive and community leaders and activists from across the U.S. will gather in Chicago June 17-19 for a People’s Summit called in part to continue the momentum and movement building associated with the ongoing Bernie Sanders campaign as well as community organizing on progressive issues that has been underway with less media fanfare around the nation for years. —National Nurses United, 05/04/16 More »

Bill to Step up Safety for Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Settings Advances to Senate Floor

Bill to Step up Safety for Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Settings Advances to Senate Floor

A bill that would significantly expand public oversight and protections for one of the least reported problems in U.S. hospitals—the placement of patients in “observation” status, is headed to the Senate floor. —National Nurses United, 05/04/16 More »

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus To Visit Arcata, Eureka Calif.

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus To Visit Arcata, Eureka Calif.

National Nurses United members, who have traveled from coast to coast to campaign for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus, will make stops in Arcata and Eureka, Calif. on Wednesday, May 4. —National Nurses United, 05/03/16 More »

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus To Visit Portland

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus To Visit Portland

National Nurses United members, who have traveled from coast to coast to campaign for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus, will make stops in Portland on Tuesday, May 3. —National Nurses United, 05/02/16 More »

Workers face ‘epidemic of heat-related injuries’ due to climate change

Workers face ‘epidemic of heat-related injuries’ due to climate change

Workers in fields and factories face an epidemic of heat-related injuries that will devastate their health, income and productivity as climate change takes hold, a major UN report has warned. —Arthur Neslen, The Guardian, 05/02/16 More »

Mercy Bakersfield RNs to Picket Tuesday, May 3

Mercy Bakersfield RNs to Picket Tuesday, May 3

Nurses, Community Protest Short Staffing, Unsafe Work Conditions —National Nurses United, 04/29/16 More »

Nurses Say Investigation of Providence, St. Joseph Merger Inadequate

Nurses Say Investigation of Providence, St. Joseph Merger Inadequate

The nation's largest nurses organization has criticized the decision of Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to approve the proposed merger of two large Catholic hospital systems, which nurses say does not offer safeguards for Oregon patients. —National Nurses United, 04/29/16 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. —National Nurses United, 04/28/16 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. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 04/28/16 More »

Nurses Roll On With Indiana Campaign Visits Friday—To Join Carrier Protest, Plus Campus Visit

Nurses Roll On With Indiana Campaign Visits Friday—To Join Carrier Protest, Plus Campus Visit

National Nurses United members who have traveled from coast to coast to campaign for Sen. Bernie Sanders, often on a bright red #BernieBus, will make stops in Indiana Friday ahead of the critical Indiana primary Tuesday. —National Nurses United, 04/28/16 More »

House Democrats Push Back On Obama Plan To Cut Drug Prices

House Democrats Push Back On Obama Plan To Cut Drug Prices

A group of House Democrats is organizing an effort that could slow down an Obama administration plan to reduce drug prices, according to a letter obtained by The Huffington Post. —Ryan Grim, The Huffington Post, 04/28/16 More »

North County Cares Coalition Asks Berkshire Medical Center for Detox Center

North County Cares Coalition Asks Berkshire Medical Center for Detox Center

With the region still in the throes of an epidemic of opioid addiction, a Northern Berkshire advocacy group is asking Berkshire Medical Center to open an inpatient detox center in its North Adams campus. —Adam Shanks, The Berkshire Eagle, 04/28/16 More »

Brigham Nurses to Protest Contract Talks

Brigham Nurses to Protest Contract Talks

The union that represents more than 3,300 nurses at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is planning a picket next month amid contentious contract negotiations. —Priyanka Dayal McCluskey, Boston Globe, 04/28/16 More »

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings Advances

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings Advances

California nurses are welcoming an Assembly bill that would require the state to adopt rules to reduce toxic airborne contaminants, also known as “surgical plumes” in surgical settings that pose a danger to patients, nurses, and other health professionals. —National Nurses United, 04/27/16 More »

Drug Prices Keep Rising Despite Intense Criticism

Drug Prices Keep Rising Despite Intense Criticism

From the campaign trail to the halls of Congress, drug makers have spent much of the last year enduring withering criticism over the rising cost of drugs. —Katie Thomas, The New York Times, 04/27/16 More »

Tonight—Healthcare Debate Comes to 9 CA Cities

Tonight—Healthcare Debate Comes to 9 CA Cities

1,300 Californians to join screening of new documentary April 27 on the Medicare for All solution for businesses struggling with healthcare costs. 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. —National Nurses United, 04/26/16 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. —National Nurses United, 04/25/16 More »

RNs Ratify Agreements with CA, NV Prime Hospitals ‘New Tools to Continue to Serve Our Community’

RNs Ratify Agreements with CA, NV Prime Hospitals ‘New Tools to Continue to Serve Our Community’

Registered nurses have approved new collective bargaining agreements covering 1,500 RNs who work at hospitals in California and Nevada operated by Prime Healthcare covering 1,500 RNs in Inglewood and San Diego, CA and Reno, NV. —California Nurses Association, 04/22/16 More »

EUREKA: RNs Call on AG to Deny St. Joseph/Providence Merger

EUREKA: RNs Call on AG to Deny St. Joseph/Providence Merger

(EUREKA) Registered nurses will speak out at a public meeting held at the Warfinger Building Monday morning, on the potential merger of St. Joseph Health System and Providence Health & Services. —National Nurses United, 04/22/16 More »

ROHNERT PARK: RNs Call on AG to Deny St. Joseph/Providence Merger

ROHNERT PARK: RNs Call on AG to Deny St. Joseph/Providence Merger

(ROHNERT PARK) Registered nurses will speak out at a public meeting held at the Sonoma State University Ballrooms Friday morning, on the potential merger of St. Joseph Health System and Providence Health & Services. —National Nurses United, 04/22/16 More »

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus Now Crisscrossing Pennsylvania

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus Now Crisscrossing Pennsylvania

Registered nurses aboard National Nurses United (NNU)'s #BernieBus have moved onto campaigning for Bernie in Pennsylvania in preparation for that state’s important primary election on April 26. —National Nurses United, 04/21/16 More »

NAPA: RNs Call on AG to Deny St. Joseph/Providence Merger

NAPA: RNs Call on AG to Deny St. Joseph/Providence Merger

Registered nurses will speak out at a public meeting held at the Napa City Hall Thursday morning, on the potential merger of St. Joseph Health System and Providence Health & Services. —National Nurses United, 04/20/16 More »

National Nurses United Endorses Orange & May for Re-Election to the DC Council

National Nurses United Endorses Orange & May for Re-Election to the DC Council

WASHINGTON, DC-- National Nurses United, the nation's largest organization of registered nurses, today endorsed At-large Councilmember Vincent Orange and Ward 8 Councilmember LaRuby May for re-election to the District of Columbia Council. 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. —RoseAnn DeMoro writing for The Huffington Post, 04/18/16 More »

APPLE VALLEY: RNs Call on AG to Deny St. Joseph/Providence Merger

APPLE VALLEY: RNs Call on AG to Deny St. Joseph/Providence Merger

Local Rns To Testify at Public Hearing, Share Concerns About Merger Impact on Patients, RNs More »

RNs Welcome Advance of Bill to Step Up Public Safety For Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’

RNs Welcome Advance of Bill to Step Up Public Safety For Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’

California nurses are heralding the advance of a State Senate bill that would significantly expand public oversight and protections for one of the least reported problems in U.S. hospitals – the placement of patients in “observation” status, where they can be held for hours or days with less public oversight and fewer protections. —California Nurses Association, 04/15/16 More »

#BernieBus to Visit Purchase, Lehmann Colleges

#BernieBus to Visit Purchase, Lehmann Colleges

Registered nurses aboard National Nurses United (NNU)'s #BernieBus will travel to Westchester and the Bronx, New York, Friday, to meet with local residents, students, and fellow nurses about the issues impacting their lives. —National Nurses United, 04/15/16 More »

ORANGE: CNA RNs Call on AG to Deny St. Joseph/Providence Merger

ORANGE: CNA RNs Call on AG to Deny St. Joseph/Providence Merger

Local Rns To Testify at Public Hearing, Share Concerns About Merger Impact on Patients, RNs More »

Zika in the News, April 14, 2016

Zika in the News, April 14, 2016

Yesterday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that “CDC Concludes Zika Causes Microcephaly and Other Birth Defects.” Press release here. Several researchers from the CDC also wrote a paper published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine explaining their thought process on this conclusion of causality. —National Nurses United, 04/14/16 More »

Why Thousands of Nurses Are Feeling the Bern

Why Thousands of Nurses Are Feeling the Bern

For nurses, everything begins with a basic dedication to their patients, which is why so many of them are supporting Bernie Sanders for president. —RoseAnn DeMoro writing for The Nation, 04/14/16 More »

NNU Nurse Speaks at Release of New GAO Report on Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare

NNU Nurse Speaks at Release of New GAO Report on Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare

Today, National Nurses United joined members of Congress to speak out at a Washington, DC press conference unveiling findings from the Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s new report on workplace violence prevention in healthcare. —National Nurses United, 04/14/16 More »

TORRANCE: CNA RNs Call on AG to Deny St. Joseph/Providence Merger

TORRANCE: CNA RNs Call on AG to Deny St. Joseph/Providence Merger

Local Rns To Testify at Public Hearing, Share Concerns About Merger Impact on Patients, RNs —California Nurses Association, 04/14/16 More »

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus to Visit  Poughkeepsie & Westchester Thursday

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus to Visit Poughkeepsie & Westchester Thursday

Registered nurses aboard National Nurses United (NNU)’s #BernieBus will travel to Poughkeepsie and Westchester County, New York Thursday to meet with local residents about the issues impacting their lives. —National Nurses United, 04/14/16 More »

NNU Nurse to Speak at Release of New GAO Report on Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare

NNU Nurse to Speak at Release of New GAO Report on Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare

On April 14, National Nurses United will join members of Congress to speak out at a Washington, DC press conference unveiling findings from the Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s new report on workplace violence prevention in healthcare. —National Nurses United, 04/13/16 More »

CNA RNs Call on AG to Deny St. Joseph/Providence Merger Application

CNA RNs Call on AG to Deny St. Joseph/Providence Merger Application

Nurses will speak out at public meetings held across California April 14-25 on the potential merger of St. Joseph Health System (SJHS) and Providence Health & Services (PH&S)—asking California Attorney General Kamala Harris to deny the merger, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —California Nurses Association, 04/13/16 More »

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus to Visit Albany Wednesday

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus to Visit Albany Wednesday

Registered nurses aboard National Nurses United (NNU)’s #BernieBus will travel to Albany, New York Wednesday to meet with local residents about the issues impacting their lives. 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. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 04/12/16 More »

Scott, Murray, Committee Members to Unveil New GAO Report on Workplace Violence in Healthcare*

Scott, Murray, Committee Members to Unveil New GAO Report on Workplace Violence in Healthcare*

WASHINGTON – ON THURSDAY, April 14, Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) will be joined by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Representatives Frederica Wilson (FL-24), and Joe Courtney (CT-02) in hosting a press conference along with several health care workers who have faced workplace violence. —Committee on Education & The Workforce Democrats, 04/12/16 More »

#BernieBus Nurses to Visit Rochester, NY Students, Voters Friday

#BernieBus Nurses to Visit Rochester, NY Students, Voters Friday

Registered nurses aboard National Nurses United (NNU)’s #BernieBus will head to Rochester, NY on Saturday to meet with students at Monroe Community College—and with voters at various sites around the city. The Rochester stop is the latest in a cross-country #BernieBus tour, where nurses speak with local residents about the issues that impact their lives. More »

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus to Visit Binghamton, NY Monday

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus to Visit Binghamton, NY Monday

Registered nurses aboard National Nurses United (NNU)’s #BernieBus will continue a swing through upstate New York on Monday, heading to Binghamton to meet with local residents about the issues impacting their lives. —National Nurses United, 04/11/16 More »

#BernieBus Nurses to Visit Buffalo Students, RNs, Voters Friday

#BernieBus Nurses to Visit Buffalo Students, RNs, Voters Friday

Registered nurses aboard National Nurses United (NNU)’s #BernieBus will head to Buffalo, NY on Friday to meet with University at Buffalo students, with registered nurses at Erie County Medical Center, and with local residents at City Hall—to talk about the issues championed by Bernie Sanders, and to hear about the particular struggles Buffalo voters are facing. —National Nurses United, 04/07/16 More »

Bernie Sanders is Right - Regulation Isn’t Enough, We Need to Ban Fracking

Bernie Sanders is Right - Regulation Isn’t Enough, We Need to Ban Fracking

Hillary Clinton promises to regulate hydraulic fracturing. Yet even if she were to keep this promise, it simply doesn’t go far enough. —Deborah Burger writing for Common Dreams, 04/07/16 More »

Nurses’ #BernieBus Heads to Erie, PA to Meet With Students, UE Workers

Nurses’ #BernieBus Heads to Erie, PA to Meet With Students, UE Workers

Registered nurses aboard National Nurses United (NNU)’s #BernieBus will head to Erie, Pa. on Thursday to meet with local students—and with workers from United Electrical Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE), which, like NNU, has also endorsed Bernie Sanders for president. —National Nurses United, 04/07/16 More »

Fresh Off Bernie Sanders’ Wisconsin Win, #BernieBus Nurses Head to Gary and Fort Wayne Indiana

Fresh Off Bernie Sanders’ Wisconsin Win, #BernieBus Nurses Head to Gary and Fort Wayne Indiana

After connecting with voters throughout Wisconsin this past week—nurses aboard National Nurses United’s #BernieBus will head to Indiana Wednesday, to talk to Hoosiers about the issues impacting their lives. —National Nurses United, 04/06/16 More »

Nurses Canvass Madison for Bernie on Tuesday in final GOTV Push

Nurses Canvass Madison for Bernie on Tuesday in final GOTV Push

Nurses aboard National Nurses United’s #BernieBus will be canvassing Madison-area neighborhoods on Tuesday, in a final get out the vote push for Bernie Sanders, as well as giving residents rides to the polls in the #BernieBus. —National Nurses United, 04/05/16 More »

Workplace Violence Bill Gets Favorable Vote from Public Safety Committee

Workplace Violence Bill Gets Favorable Vote from Public Safety Committee

The Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security has voted favorably on An Act Requiring Health Care Employers to Develop and Implement Programs to Prevent Workplace Violence, advancing the legislation and boosting efforts to combat rampant violence against nurses and other health care workers throughout Massachusetts. —David Schildmeier and Joe Markman, Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 04/05/16 More »

Nurses’ #BernieBus Meets With Students in Kenosha, WI Monday

Nurses’ #BernieBus Meets With Students in Kenosha, WI Monday

Nurses aboard National Nurses United’s #BernieBus have been connecting with voters throughout Wisconsin this week and will be heading to the University of Wisconsin and Carthage College on in Kenosha on Monday, to talk to students about Bernie Sanders’ support for education for all Americans. —National Nurses United, 04/04/16 More »

Nurses’ ‘YUGE,’ Red #BernieBus In Madison, Janesville Sunday

Nurses’ ‘YUGE,’ Red #BernieBus In Madison, Janesville Sunday

Nurses aboard National Nurses United’s #BernieBus have been connecting with voters throughout Wisconsin this week, listening to the issues that impact residents’ lives, and will be heading to Madison and Janesville on Sunday for a get out the vote push for Bernie Sanders, ahead of Tuesday’s primary. —National Nurses United, 04/03/16 More »

Filipino nurses rally behind Bernie Sanders during LA visit

Filipino nurses rally behind Bernie Sanders during LA visit

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was in Southern California earlier this week for rallies in San Diego and Los Angeles, drawing in thousands of supporters. —Christina Oriel and Agnes Constante, Asian Journal, 03/29/16 More »

CDC Updates on Zika Virus

CDC Updates on Zika Virus

The CDC released several updates on Zika virus disease last week. We have summarized the main points. Follow the links to read the full guidelines. —National Nurses United, 03/29/16 More »

Newton-Wellesley Hospital Nurses Reach Tentative Contract Agreement, Averting Potential Strike

Newton-Wellesley Hospital Nurses Reach Tentative Contract Agreement, Averting Potential Strike

Nurses at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, have reached a tentative agreement with hospital management and Partners HealthCare on a new contract, averting a potential one-day strike that had been authorized by a 90 percent vote by RNs earlier this month. —David Schildmeier and Joe Markman, Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 03/28/16 More »

The remarkable Bernie Sanders journey that will overcome the crowning of Clinton

The remarkable Bernie Sanders journey that will overcome the crowning of Clinton

The economic and political establishment, which includes the Democratic National Committee (DNC), its Wall Street and corporate backers, and the major media, most of it now owned by a half dozen big corporations, have worked feverishly to turn the Democratic primary process into a coronation for Hillary Clinton. —RoseAnn DeMoro writing for The Huffington Post, 03/25/16 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. —National Nurses United, 03/24/16 More »

OSHA’s New Severe Injury Reporting Requirement: One Year In

OSHA’s New Severe Injury Reporting Requirement: One Year In

Last week, OSHA published a report on severe injuries reported in 2015. A new recordkeeping requirement went into effect January 1, 2015, requiring employers to report all work-related amputations and injuries requiring hospitalization to federal OSHA within 24 hours. This was in addition to the long-standing requirement to report all work-related fatalities to OSHA within 8 hours. —National Nurses United, 03/23/16 More »

RNs to UC Regents: Invest in UC Students, Patients and Nurses, not Wall Street

RNs to UC Regents: Invest in UC Students, Patients and Nurses, not Wall Street

Registered nurses from every UC Medical Center in California will converge this Thursday at the UC Regents meeting in San Francisco to speak out against UC President Napolitano's proposed 2016 pension plan. More »

National Nurses United’s #BernieBus Arrives in Spokane, Visits Gonzaga University Today

National Nurses United’s #BernieBus Arrives in Spokane, Visits Gonzaga University Today

National Nurses United will bring its campaign, and its colorful #BernieBus, to Gonzaga University today as nurses continue spread the message of why they support Sen. Bernie Sanders for President, the candidate they say, best reflects nurses values of caring, compassion and community. More »

Good Samaritan Nurses Strengthen Patient Advocacy, Retain Experienced RNs In New Contract

Good Samaritan Nurses Strengthen Patient Advocacy, Retain Experienced RNs In New Contract

(Los Angeles) Registered nurses at Good Samaritan Hospital have overwhelmingly voted to ratify a new three-year contract, The California Nurses Association / National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced. More »

New Study: Sanders’ Tax Wall Street Plan Would Raise $300 Billion, Create Millions of New Jobs

New Study: Sanders’ Tax Wall Street Plan Would Raise $300 Billion, Create Millions of New Jobs

New research findings from a team of progressive economists provides documentary evidence that the financial footing for Sen. Bernie Sanders visionary social change agenda is not only plausible, but would create far more socially productive jobs, as well as moving us down the road to the more humane society that is at the heart of the Sanders campaign. —RoseAnn DeMoro writing for The Huffington Post, 03/21/16 More »

Reclaim Chicago Hits The Streets To Get Out The Vote For Progressive Candidates

Reclaim Chicago Hits The Streets To Get Out The Vote For Progressive Candidates

Reclaim Chicago hit the streets Tuesday to get-out-the-vote for their endorsed candidates, which include U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for president and Kim Foxx for Cook County State's Attorney. —Michael Joyce, Progress Illinois, 03/21/16 More »

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