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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 »

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, 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 »

In New NNU Ad for Sanders: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard On Veterans Health and War: ‘The Choice is Clear’

In New NNU Ad for Sanders: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard On Veterans Health and War: ‘The Choice is Clear’

National Nurses United today unveiled a new radio ad for upcoming primary and caucus states featuring Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a decorated service veteran on why “the choice is clear” with Sen. Bernie Sanders, especially for veterans. More »

As Kaiser Los Angeles RN Strike Enters 4th Day RNs to Rally Again at Kaiser Corporate Office

As Kaiser Los Angeles RN Strike Enters 4th Day RNs to Rally Again at Kaiser Corporate Office

Registered nurses will begin their fourth day Friday of a one-week strike at Kaiser Permanente’s flagship Los Angeles hospital, returning again to Kaiser’s Southern California Kaiser corporate headquarters in Pasadena following a huge protest there Thursday. —California Nurses Association, 03/18/16 More »

Minnesota Nurses Report Record Number of Staffing Incidents in Hospitals

Minnesota Nurses Report Record Number of Staffing Incidents in Hospitals

Nurse members of the Minnesota Nurses Association reported more than 2,700 incidents of unsafe staffing in Minnesota hospitals last year, according to a qualitative study released today at the Minnesota Nurses Association's annual lobby day in St. Paul. These incidents are reported in Concern for Safe Staffing (CFSS) forms that nurses file in unsafe situations. —Minnesota Nurses Association, 03/17/16 More »

Striking RNs to Picket Kaiser Corporate Offices in Pasadena

Striking RNs to Picket Kaiser Corporate Offices in Pasadena

Registered nurses who are striking Kaiser Permanente’s flagship Los Angeles hospital this week will bring their protest to the doors of Kaiser’s Southern California corporate office today. More »

RNs Continue Strike at Kaiser’s LA Flagship Hospital

RNs Continue Strike at Kaiser’s LA Flagship Hospital

Hundreds of registered nurses walked picket lines and rallied Tuesday as RNs at Kaiser Permanante’s flagship Los Angeles Medical Center began a seven-day strike. —California Nurses Association, 03/16/16 More »

Nurses #Bernie Bus Get-Out-The Vote Final Push Tuesday in Sarasota

Nurses #Bernie Bus Get-Out-The Vote Final Push Tuesday in Sarasota

Nurses aboard National Nurses United’s #BernieBus have been connecting with voters up and down the Sunshine State over the last two weeks, about why they support Bernie Sanders in a wide variety of settings and locations from hospitals, college campuses, and farmers markets to the annual Rough Rider Parade where the bus was one of the many floats. More »

RNs Begin 7-Day Strike at Kaiser’s LA Flagship Hospital

RNs Begin 7-Day Strike at Kaiser’s LA Flagship Hospital

Registered nurses at Kaiser Permanante’s flagship Los Angeles Medical Center begin a seven-day strike this morning with a focus on improving staffing to protect patient care and achieving economic gains to retain experienced RNs and boost recruitment of new nurses. More »

Nurses’ #Bernie Bus Get-Out-The Vote Blitz in Sarasota Monday and Tuesday

Nurses’ #Bernie Bus Get-Out-The Vote Blitz in Sarasota Monday and Tuesday

Nurses aboard National Nurses United’s #BernieBus have been connecting with voters up and down the the Sunshine State over the last two weeks, about why they support Bernie Sanders in a wide variety of settings and locations from hospitals, college campuses, and farmers markets to the annual Rough Rider Parade where the bus was one of the many floats. —Naitonal Nurses United, 03/14/16 More »

Sen. Sanders Voices Support for Striking Nurses’ Critical California Fight Over Safe Patient Care

Sen. Sanders Voices Support for Striking Nurses’ Critical California Fight Over Safe Patient Care

On the eve of a one-week strike by 1,200 Los Angeles registered nurses, Sen. Bernie Sanders Sunday sent a letter to the chief executive of a major Los Angeles hospital backing the nurses and calling on hospital management to “negotiate in good faith and agree to a fair contract.” —National Nurses United, 03/14/16 More »

Nurses Canvass Cleveland Monday in final GOTV push for Bernie

Nurses Canvass Cleveland Monday in final GOTV push for Bernie

Nurses from Ohio and other states have been canvassing Cleveland all weekend for Bernie Sanders, and will be doing a final get out the vote push on Monday, National Nurses United announced today. —National Nurses United, 03/14/16 More »

Nurses’ #BernieBus In Dayton, Cincinnati Monday for Final GOTV

Nurses’ #BernieBus In Dayton, Cincinnati Monday for Final GOTV

Nurses aboard National Nurses United’s #BernieBus have been connecting with voters in cities throughout Ohio all week and will be heading to Dayton and Cincinnati today, Monday March 14, for a final get out the vote push ahead of Tuesday’s primary. More »

Sutter RNs Approve Major New Pact At Alta Bates, California Pacific Hospitals

Sutter RNs Approve Major New Pact At Alta Bates, California Pacific Hospitals

It’s official. Registered nurses at some of the biggest private hospitals in San Francisco and the East Bay have approved new collective bargaining agreements with Sutter Health. More »

Nurses #Bernie Bus Sunshine State Tour Rolls into Tampa Friday

Nurses #Bernie Bus Sunshine State Tour Rolls into Tampa Friday

Nurses aboard National Nurses United’s #BernieBus have been connecting with voters in the Sunshine State all week—listening to the issues that impact residents’ lives—and will be heading to the Tampa area on Friday. More »

RNs at Kaiser’s Flagship Los Angeles Hospital To Begin One-Week Strike, Tuesday, March 15

RNs at Kaiser’s Flagship Los Angeles Hospital To Begin One-Week Strike, Tuesday, March 15

Registered nurses at Kaiser Permanante’s flagship Los Angeles Medical Center will hold a seven-day strike beginning Tuesday, March 15. —California Nurses Association, 03/11/16 More »

Update on Zika Virus Research

Update on Zika Virus Research

The international scientific community is working hard to gather information and to better understand the information we already have about Zika virus and the possible risks for microcephaly/other congenital effects and Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). —National Nurses United, 03/10/16 More »

NNU’s RN & Co-President Deborah Burger talks about NLRB trial against Community Health Systems/CHS

NNU’s RN & Co-President Deborah Burger talks about NLRB trial against Community Health Systems/CHS

RN and Co-President of National Nurses United Deborah Burger talks about the National Labor Relations Board trial against Tennessee-based Community Health Systems/CHS, the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 03/10/16 More »

Largest Nurses Organization in Nation to Endorse Tim Canova for Congress in Florida’s 23rd District

Largest Nurses Organization in Nation to Endorse Tim Canova for Congress in Florida’s 23rd District

National Nurses United, the largest nurses’ organization in the United States and in Florida, announced today its endorsement of Tim Canova who is running to become the next Member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 23rd District of Florida. —National Nurses United, 03/10/16 More »

Nurses’ #BernieBus Rolls Into Massillon, Youngstown Ohio Thursday

Nurses’ #BernieBus Rolls Into Massillon, Youngstown Ohio Thursday

Nurses aboard National Nurses United’s #BernieBus have been connecting with voters in the Buckeye State all week—listening to the issues that impact residents’ lives—and will be heading to Massillon and Youngstown, Ohio on Thursday. More »

Nurses’ “Yuge” Red Bernie Bus In Akron, Kent Wednesday

Nurses’ “Yuge” Red Bernie Bus In Akron, Kent Wednesday

Nurses aboard National Nurses United’s Bernie Bus, which has been driving across the U.S., arrived in Cleveland earlier this week—and will be heading to Akron and Kent on Wednesday. More »

Nurses #Bernie Bus Sunshine State Tour — Full Speed Ahead!

Nurses #Bernie Bus Sunshine State Tour — Full Speed Ahead!

On the heals of a momentous win in Miciagan Tuesday night and with barely a week before Florida’s Democratic primary on March 15, registered nurse members of National Nurses United (NNU), are intensifying their efforts in support of Senator Bernie Sanders campaign. More »

Nurses #Bernie Bus Barnstorming Tour Through Sunshine State Continues Onward

Nurses #Bernie Bus Barnstorming Tour Through Sunshine State Continues Onward

Fresh off the heals of another win in Maine, National Nurses United registered nurse members are redoubling their efforts to educate Florida voters about why the nation’s most trusted profession trusts Bernie Sanders, their endorsed candidate for president, in the run-up to the state's March 15th primary. More »

‘Bernie Bus’ Pulls Into Downtown To Lead Early Voting Rally for Sanders

‘Bernie Bus’ Pulls Into Downtown To Lead Early Voting Rally for Sanders

The political bandwagon behind U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) pulled into Chicago Thursday in the literal form of the Bernie Bus. —Ted Cox, DNAinfo, 03/07/16 More »

Chicago Aldermen, Advocates Announce ‘Fair Elections’ Ordinance

Chicago Aldermen, Advocates Announce ‘Fair Elections’ Ordinance

A group of Chicago aldermen introduced a "Fair Elections" ordinance at Wednesday's council meeting aimed at installing a local campaign finance system meant to increase the impact of small donors. —Ellyn Fortino, Progress Illinois, 03/07/16 More »

Nurses BIG RED #Bernie Bus Hits Miami Dade County

Nurses BIG RED #Bernie Bus Hits Miami Dade County

Encouraged and energized by Bernie Sanders recent wins, National Nurses United registered nurse members are redoubling their efforts to educate Florida voters about why the nation’s most trusted profession trusts Bernie Sanders, their endorsed candidate for president, in the run-up to the state's March 15th primary. More »

More than 1,700 RNs to Strike in Los Angeles Next Week

More than 1,700 RNs to Strike in Los Angeles Next Week

Registered nurses at Kaiser Permanante’s flagship Los Angeles Medical Center will hold a seven-day strike beginning Wednesday, March 15. —California Nurses Association, 03/07/16 More »

NLRB Trial Against Pasadena-based Huntington Memorial Hospital to  Commence June 6th in Los Angeles

NLRB Trial Against Pasadena-based Huntington Memorial Hospital to Commence June 6th in Los Angeles

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a formal complaint for multiple and repeated labor violations against Huntington Memorial Hospital this week and has scheduled a trial to commence on June 6 in Los Angeles. —California Nurses Association, 03/07/16 More »

Nurses “Yuge” Red Bernie Bus Arrives in Ohio Today

Nurses “Yuge” Red Bernie Bus Arrives in Ohio Today

Nurses aboard National Nurses United’s Bernie Bus, which has been driving through early voting states across the U.S., will arrive in Ohio, Monday, March 7, to conduct voter outreach in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders in the run-up to the state's March 15th primary. More »

Nurses’ #BernieBus To Visit Flint Pre-Debate

Nurses’ #BernieBus To Visit Flint Pre-Debate

In the countdown to Sunday's Democratic debate, National Nurses United’s #BernieBus, which has traveled through early primary states, facilitating conversations between nurses and voters about public health crises in local communities, will be stopping in Flint today. More »

Nurses, Community Rally for Bernie at Early Voting Action

Nurses, Community Rally for Bernie at Early Voting Action

On Saturday at 3 p.m., registered nurses and the #BernieBus will join local group FeelTheBern SRQ and other community members at Payne Park in Sarasota to rally for the candidate they say best supports nurses' values of caring, compassion and community: Sen. Bernie Sanders. —National Nurses United, 03/04/16 More »

Nurses to Get Out the Vote for Bernie Sanders in Sarasota

Nurses to Get Out the Vote for Bernie Sanders in Sarasota

This weekend, registered nurse members of National Nurses United will gather in Sarasota to canvass for the candidate they say best supports nurses' values of caring, compassion and community: Sen. Bernie Sanders. —National Nurses United, 03/04/16 More »

First Zika-linked birth defects detected in Colombia

First Zika-linked birth defects detected in Colombia

Researchers have found Colombia's first cases of birth defects linked to the Zika virus, Nature has learned — which are likely forerunners of a widely anticipated wave of Zika-related birth defects in the country. —Declan Butler, Nature, 03/04/16 More »

RNs’ #BernieBus to visit Kissimmee, FL Friday as part of nationwide tour

RNs’ #BernieBus to visit Kissimmee, FL Friday as part of nationwide tour

Encouraged and energized by Bernie Sanders’ Super Tuesday wins in Minnesota, Colorado, Oklahoma, Vermont, and a virtual tie in Massachusetts, National Nurses United RN members continue their tour of Florida with events in Kissimmee in advance of the state’s primary on March 15. —National Nurses United, 03/04/16 More »

CHS, National Labor Relations Board Head to Court

CHS, National Labor Relations Board Head to Court

Franklin-based Community Health Systems is in court in Ohio this week, facing a consolidated complaint from the National Labor Relations Board about alleged labor violations at several of its hospitals. —Eleanor Kennedy, Nashville Business Journal, 03/03/16 More »

Breakthrough – Tentative Pacts for Sutter Alta Bates, Cal Pacific Hospital RNs

Breakthrough – Tentative Pacts for Sutter Alta Bates, Cal Pacific Hospital RNs

Registered nurses at some of the biggest hospitals in San Francisco and the East Bay have reached breakthrough agreements with Sutter Health, capping a wave of contract settlements for some 8,000 RNs that follow years of contentious disputes that have in prior years included short term strikes and other multiple protests, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —California Nurses Association, 03/03/16 More »

Nurses’ #BernieBus visits Florida

Nurses’ #BernieBus visits Florida

National Nurses United RN members are redoubling efforts to elect their endorsed presidential candidate, with its southern #BernieBus cruising into Florida today in advance of the state’s primary on March 15 to educate voters about why the nation’s most trusted profession trusts Bernie Sanders. —National Nurses United, 03/03/16 More »

NNU’s #Berniebus Zooms Into Chicago For Early Voting

NNU’s #Berniebus Zooms Into Chicago For Early Voting

The National Nurses United (NNU) #BernieBus debuts in Chicago as Sen. Bernie Sanders and the rest of the Reclaim Chicago slate gear up for the March 15, 2016 primary. —Reclaim Chicago, 03/03/16 More »

Today Nurses #BernieBus Arrives in Wisconsin

Today Nurses #BernieBus Arrives in Wisconsin

Nurses aboard National Nurses United’s #BernieBus, which has been driving through early voting and Super Tuesday states across the U.S., will pay its first visit to Wisconsin, Wednesday, March 2, to conduct voter outreach in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders in the lead up to the state's April 5th primary. —National Nurses United, 03/02/16 More »

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