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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 »

With Sanders Winning Three States on Super Tuesday, Nurses Endorse Call for 50 Strategy

With Sanders Winning Three States on Super Tuesday, Nurses Endorse Call for 50 Strategy

On the heels of a Super Tuesday election in which Sen. Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton 3-2 in states that voted Democratic in the last two general elections, National Nurses United, the first national organization to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders, heartily endorsed Sanders pledge made to voters and the media to carry the message of his campaign to voters in all 50 states. —National Nurses United, 03/02/16 More »

Nurses on the #BernieBus get out the Georgia vote for Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday

Nurses on the #BernieBus get out the Georgia vote for Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday

This Super Tuesday, National Nurses United registered nurse members from across the country are busy getting out the vote for Bernie Sanders in Atlanta, Ga., working with local union members to canvass and phone bank. —National Nurses United, 03/01/16 More »

Today NLRB Trial Against Mega Chain Community Health Systems Begins in Cleveland, Ohio

Today NLRB Trial Against Mega Chain Community Health Systems Begins in Cleveland, Ohio

On Monday, Feb. 29, the National Labor Relations Board trial against mega hospital chain Community Health Systems begins in Cleveland, Oh. —National Nurses United, 02/29/16 More »

Today Students, Nurses, and Activists Rally at California Democratic Convention to Support Bernie

Today Students, Nurses, and Activists Rally at California Democratic Convention to Support Bernie

On Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, students, registered nurses, and other union and community members will rally at the California Democrats State Convention to show support for presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. —National Nurses United, 02/27/16 More »

Saturday: Nurses Aboard #BernieBus to Get Out the Vote  for Bernie Sanders in North Charleston

Saturday: Nurses Aboard #BernieBus to Get Out the Vote for Bernie Sanders in North Charleston

On Saturday, registered nurses aboard the National Nurses United #Bernie Bus will gather in North Charleston for a final "get out the vote" for the candidate they say best supports nurses' values of caring, compassion and community, Sen. Bernie Sanders. —National Nurses United, 02/27/16 More »

RNs: “A Crisis in Care From Barbershops to College Campuses”

RNs: “A Crisis in Care From Barbershops to College Campuses”

As Saturday's South Carolina primary draws near, National Nurses United’s registered nurses will gather at South Carolina State University to share personal stories and experiences they have gathered in a three-week “#BernieBus” tour to voters throughout the state. —National Nurses United, 02/26/16 More »

Texas RNs Plan GOTV Mobilization for Sanders in El Paso

Texas RNs Plan GOTV Mobilization for Sanders in El Paso

This Wednesday, with less than a week to the Texas Primary on March 1, Super Tuesday, registered nurses from across Texas will gather in El Paso to ‘get out the vote’ for the candidate they say best supports nurses' values of caring, compassion and community, Sen. Bernie Sanders. —National Nurses United, 02/24/16 More »

National Nurses United’s #BernieBus Arrives in New Mexico

National Nurses United’s #BernieBus Arrives in New Mexico

National Nurses United will bring its campaign, and its colorful #BernieBus, to Albuquerque today as nurses continue to 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. —National Nurses United, 02/23/16 More »

Massachusetts Nurses Give Voice to Patients Who Deserve Safe and Essential Care at Candlelight Vigil

Massachusetts Nurses Give Voice to Patients Who Deserve Safe and Essential Care at Candlelight Vigil

Registered nurses will stand together for a candlelight vigil outside the State House on Thursday, united in their belief that every patient deserves the best possible care, and that because the Massachusetts hospital industry refuses to implement safe patient limits, the legislature must act to ensure patient safety. —David Schildmeier and Joe Markman, Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 02/23/16 More »

Nurses Cite Concerns over Health Risks on Major Huntington Hospital Expansion

Nurses Cite Concerns over Health Risks on Major Huntington Hospital Expansion

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today cited significant concerns over health risks associated with a major expansion at Huntington Memorial Hospital that nurses say are inadequately addressed in a draft environmental impact report prepared for the city of Pasadena. —California Nurses Association, 02/22/16 More »

Texas RNs Plan GOTV Mobilization for Sanders in El Paso

Texas RNs Plan GOTV Mobilization for Sanders in El Paso

On Wednesday Registered Nurses from across Texas will gather in El Paso to ‘get out the vote’ for the candidate they say best supports nurses' values of caring, compassion and community, Sen. Bernie Sanders. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Texas, 02/22/16 More »

Nurses Plan Rally to Protest Eroding Patient Care Conditions at Southern California Hospital

Nurses Plan Rally to Protest Eroding Patient Care Conditions at Southern California Hospital

Registered nurses at Southern California Hospital at Culver City (SCHCC) will rally in front of the hospital Tuesday morning to protest eroding patient care conditions announced the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today. —California Nurses Association, 02/22/16 More »

Nurses #BernieBus to Visit South Carolina Communities of Need in Final Week

Nurses #BernieBus to Visit South Carolina Communities of Need in Final Week

In the countdown to Saturday's South Carolina primary, National Nurses United¹s registered nurses will visit several underserved towns that have been negatively impacted by the effects of the economy. Nurses are seeking to connect with voters leading up to the Democratic Party primary in South Carolina to explain why they support Sen. Sanders. —National Nurses United, 02/22/16 More »

National Nurses #BernieBus Arrives in Arizona

National Nurses #BernieBus Arrives in Arizona

National Nurses United will bring its campaign, and its colorful #BernieBus, through Phoenix and Tucson this week as nurses continue to spread the message of why they support Sen. Bernie Sanders for President. —National Nurses United, 02/21/16 More »

Nurses Demand PHCD Board Require Highest Standards of Care from Companies Vying for Long-term Lease

Nurses Demand PHCD Board Require Highest Standards of Care from Companies Vying for Long-term Lease

This week the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United called upon the Petaluma Health Care District (PHCD) Board of Directors, to guarantee that a set of conditions assuring the highest standards of care be met by the two companies it is considering for the long-term lease of Petaluma Valley Hospital (PVH) in 2017. —California Nurses Association, 02/19/16 More »

Nurses Aboard the #BernieBus Will Visit Colleges in Atlanta Area Today

Nurses Aboard the #BernieBus Will Visit Colleges in Atlanta Area Today

Nurses on board the National Nurses United #BernieBus will continue their voter outreach efforts in support of Bernie Sanders in the Atlanta area today. Nurses are seeking to connect with voters leading up to the Democratic Party primary in Georgia on March 1 to explain why they support Sen. Sanders. —National Nurses United, 02/19/16 More »

Nurses Plan Huge Final Push For Sanders in Las Vegas

Nurses Plan Huge Final Push For Sanders in Las Vegas

Registered nurses, who have been campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders in Nevada since September, will carry out a big final push leading up to the Nevada caucuses February 20 with a large get out the caucus effort Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. —National Nurses United, 02/18/16 More »

Today Nurses Big Red #BernieBus Heads to Georgia in Campaign for Sanders

Today Nurses Big Red #BernieBus Heads to Georgia in Campaign for Sanders

The National Nurses United #BernieBus travels to Georgia today where nurses will continue their voter outreach efforts in support of Bernie Sanders in the Augusta and Atlanta area. Nurses are seeking to connect with voters leading up to the Democratic Party primary in Georgia on March 1 to explain why they support Sen. Sanders. —National Nurses United, 02/18/16 More »

National Nurses United RN’s are working hard for Bernie Sanders

National Nurses United RN’s are working hard for Bernie Sanders

Nurse Talk Radio caught up with RN and Activist Martese Chism in South Carolina. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 02/17/16 More »

Today Nurses Big Red #BernieBus Visits Five South Carolina Colleges in Campaign for Sanders

Today Nurses Big Red #BernieBus Visits Five South Carolina Colleges in Campaign for Sanders

Today National Nurses United members aboard the #BernieBus continue their campaign swing in South Carolina with visits to students at college campuses in Orangeburg and Columbia. Joining the nurses on the bus for the day of campus outreach will be Dr. Willie Legette, a professor of political science at South Carolina State University. —National Nurses United, 02/17/16 More »

FDA issues recommendations to reduce the risk for Zika virus blood transmission in the United States

FDA issues recommendations to reduce the risk for Zika virus blood transmission in the United States

As a safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new guidance recommending the deferral of individuals from donating blood if they have been to areas with active Zika virus transmission, potentially have been exposed to the virus, or have had a confirmed Zika virus infection. —U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 02/17/16 More »

Nurses Hold Light Brigade for Bernie on Vegas Strip Wednesday

Nurses Hold Light Brigade for Bernie on Vegas Strip Wednesday

National Nurses United’s #BernieBus is making its way back to Vegas Wednesday evening, where nurses will host a “light brigade for Bernie”—featuring LED “Bernie” signs on the Vegas strip, near the Bellagio, to draw attention to Sanders’ campaign. —National Nurses United, 02/17/16 More »

Nurses Roll On in South Carolina Campaign for Sanders

Nurses Roll On in South Carolina Campaign for Sanders

National Nurses United members continue their campaign swing in South Carolina Tuesday and Wednesday joining a town hall in Charleston for Sen. Bernie Sanders and a youth mock caucus Tuesday —National Nurses United, 02/16/16 More »

#BernieBus Nurses Visit Nevada Capital, Meet With Students in Lead Up to Nevada Caucuses

#BernieBus Nurses Visit Nevada Capital, Meet With Students in Lead Up to Nevada Caucuses

In the countdown to Saturday's Nevada caucuses, National Nurses United’s #BernieBus is making its way through the Nevada capital, Carson City, on Tuesday morning, and then heading to the University of Nevada Reno to meet with students. Nurses will be passing out Bernie placards and flyers on campus, and explaining how to caucus. —National Nurses United, 02/16/16 More »

Nurses Converge in Nevada To Canvass for Bernie Sanders

Nurses Converge in Nevada To Canvass for Bernie Sanders

This weekend, registered nurses will gather in Henderson, Nevada to canvass for Bernie Sanders, National Nurses United (NNU) announced today. —National Nurses United, 02/12/16 More »

Nurses Step up South Carolina Campaign for Sanders

Nurses Step up South Carolina Campaign for Sanders

The nation’s largest organization of nurses is continuing its campaign for Sen. Bernie Sanders this weekend in Orangeburg, Columbia, and Myrtle Beach with visits with students, union members, and a community forum and town hall. —National Nurses United, 02/12/16 More »

Sanders says single-payer health care can happen in his first term if ‘people demand it’

Sanders says single-payer health care can happen in his first term if ‘people demand it’

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said that he has no hard timetable for moving to a single-payer health-care system if he wins the White House but that he hopes it’s something he could accomplish in his first term. —John Wagner, The Washington Post, 02/11/16 More »

RN DeAnn McEwen talks about the Zika Virus

RN DeAnn McEwen talks about the Zika Virus

What you need to know about the Zika Virus. RN and Nurse Practice Safety Specialist for National Nurses United, De Ann McEwen talks about the Zika Virus. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 02/09/16 More »

Nurses to Get Out the Vote for Sanders in New Hampshire

Nurses to Get Out the Vote for Sanders in New Hampshire

Registered nurses from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine will gather in Manchester, NH Monday and Tuesday in the final push to get out the vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders in the first in the nation primary Tuesday. —National Nurses United, 02/09/16 More »

West Virginia Nurses Speak Out Against Proposed “Right-to-Work” Law

West Virginia Nurses Speak Out Against Proposed “Right-to-Work” Law

Registered nurses and other concerned West Virginians will hold a press conference Thursday to support Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's expected veto of the controversial so-called "right-to-work" legislation that will soon be sent to his desk. —National Nurses United, 02/09/16 More »

I’m a woman and I will vote for the best feminist for president: Bernie Sanders

I’m a woman and I will vote for the best feminist for president: Bernie Sanders

I am a feminist. And I would like to one day break the glass ceiling with a progressive woman who sees class and race as fundamental problems in American society. —RoseAnn DeMoro writgin for the Gaurdian, 02/09/16 More »

Westminster hospital nurses ratify union contract

Westminster hospital nurses ratify union contract

After more than two years of conflict over wages, working conditions and patient safety, 150 registered nurses at Kindred Hospital Westminster, a 109-bed acute care facility, ratified a collective bargaining agreement this week. —Margot Roosevelt, The Orange County Register, 02/08/16 More »

CDC Guidelines for Healthcare Providers Caring for Patients with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

CDC Guidelines for Healthcare Providers Caring for Patients with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

Update February 5, 2016 - Revised guidelines for the Zika virus were released by the CDC today. Learn more how this emerging threat will affect your patients. —National Nurses United, 02/05/16 More »

West Virginia RNs Speak Out Against Anti-Worker Legislation

West Virginia RNs Speak Out Against Anti-Worker Legislation

West Virginia registered nurses are calling on state residents to join them in opposing controversial state legislation that say would erode public health and patient protections as well as worker and union rights. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 02/04/16 More »

Registered Nurses at Kindred Westminster Ratify First CNA Contract

Registered Nurses at Kindred Westminster Ratify First CNA Contract

Registered nurses at Kindred Hospital Westminster (KHW) in Westminster, Ca. are celebrating the ratification of their first-ever collective bargaining agreement—overwhelmingly approved this week—the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced today. —California Nurses Association, 02/04/16 More »

Growing Threat of Violence in Health Care Not Taken Seriously By Employers

Growing Threat of Violence in Health Care Not Taken Seriously By Employers

Ongoing violence against nurses at hospitals like Brigham and Women’s and Worcester Recovery Center reinforces alarming results of new Massachusetts Nurses Association workplace violence survey —David Schildmeier and Joe Markman, Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 02/04/16 More »

NLRB Rules in Favor of Illegally Terminated  Huntington Memorial Nurses

NLRB Rules in Favor of Illegally Terminated Huntington Memorial Nurses

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced on Friday, January 29, that they found merit to all the allegations that registered nurses, Allysha Almada and Vicki Lin, were illegally fired from Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. Nurses will hold a press conference on Thursday to celebrate the NLRB decision and discuss next steps in their efforts to improve the quality of patient care and form a union at the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 02/04/16 More »

Nurses: It’s On to New Hampshire, Nevada, and Beyond

Nurses: It’s On to New Hampshire, Nevada, and Beyond

National Nurses United, a significant presence across Iowa in the lead up to the Iowa caucuses, and who have been campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders across the U.S. for months, Monday night celebrated Sanders’ dramatic finish in Iowa, and said the nurses are stepping up efforts in New Hampshire, Nevada, and the campaign ahead. —National Nurses United, 02/02/16 More »

Countdown to Caucus - Nurses Talk to Iowa Voters RN- ‘We Need a Champion and a Movement’

Countdown to Caucus - Nurses Talk to Iowa Voters RN- ‘We Need a Champion and a Movement’

It’s the final stretch in Iowa, and several dozen registered nurses from across the Midwest arrived in Iowa Saturday joining with Iowa RNs to fan out to knock on doors and phone bank to encourage Iowans to caucus Monday night for Bernie Sanders for President. —National Nurses United, 01/31/16 More »

Basic Information on the Zika Virus

Basic Information on the Zika Virus

Zika is currently locally transmitted in 28 countries and territories in North and South America. The CDC is constantly updating the list of areas affected by the virus. —National Nurses United, 01/29/16 More »

#BernieBus and RNs share with fellow Iowa RNs what it means to “Vote nurses’ values”

#BernieBus and RNs share with fellow Iowa RNs what it means to “Vote nurses’ values”

With just four days until the Iowa caucus, registered nurses on National Nurses United’s #BernieBus will make their own visiting hours Thursday as they stop in at Methodist Health System’s Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to discuss with nurse colleagues why a vote for Bernie Sanders is a vote for all the values nurses hold closest to their hearts. Nurses will discuss with fellow nurses why they should caucus and vote for Bernie Sanders, how to do so, and sign up commitments to caucus on Monday. —National Nurses United, 01/28/16 More »

Sanders goes Robin Hood with plan to make Wall Street pay for college

Sanders goes Robin Hood with plan to make Wall Street pay for college

It isn’t often that a presidential candidate turns raising taxes into an applause line, but Bernie Sanders has done just that with his plan to tax Wall Street to pay for making college more affordable. “We’re going to ask Wall Street to pay a tax on speculation,” Sen. Sanders (I-Vt.) said to huge applause on Monday during a Democratic presidential candidate town hall sponsored by CNN. “I believe that after the working families of this country bailed out Wall Street, maybe it’s their time to help the middle class of this country.” —Kelsey Snell January / Washington Post, 01/27/16 More »

Petitioners demand nursing staff be retained at Nashoba Valley Medical

Petitioners demand nursing staff be retained at Nashoba Valley Medical

AYER -- Supporters of a petition to save the jobs of three emergency room nurses were met at the door. A representative of the Nashoba Valley Medical Center told the group of about 15 people that Sal Perla, president of the hospital, was not available. He asked for people to remain outside and then accepted the paperwork at noon Tuesday. —Anne O'Connor / Nashoba Valley Voice , 01/27/16 More »

Nurses, Community Members Call on Marin General to Improve Patient Care

Nurses, Community Members Call on Marin General to Improve Patient Care

Registered nurses and Marin community members will hold a candlelight vigil at Marin General Hospital today to highlight growing concerns over unsafe staffing levels and reductions in the quality of patient care, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced. —California Nurses Association, 01/27/16 More »

Five days to go and counting—#BernieBus and nurses to appear at Bernie Sanders town hall in Mason

Five days to go and counting—#BernieBus and nurses to appear at Bernie Sanders town hall in Mason

With just a handful of days to go before Iowans head to their local precincts to caucus in the nation’s first presidential voting event, registered nurses aboard the National Nurses United’s #BernieBus on Wednesday evening will cheer on their endorsed candidate Bernie Sanders at a town hall event in Mason City, Iowa, featuring special guest, outspoken actor and progressive activist Susan Sarandon. —National Nurses United, 01/27/16 More »

Today Nurses #BernieBus Slated for Family Farm Visits, Labor Meet & Greet and LGBT Event

Today Nurses #BernieBus Slated for Family Farm Visits, Labor Meet & Greet and LGBT Event

With less than a week to go before the first in the nation vote in Iowa, the National Nurses United’s #BernieBus continues its tour of Iowa today starting with a labor meet and greet with Sen. Bernie Sanders and members of various unions including USW, CWA, APWU and NNU/National Nurses United. —National Nurses United, 01/26/16 More »

One Week to Go - Nurses #BernieBus Plans Monday Visits with Students, Stop at Latest Candidate Forum

One Week to Go - Nurses #BernieBus Plans Monday Visits with Students, Stop at Latest Candidate Forum

With just one week to go before the first in the nation vote in Iowa, the National Nurses United’s #BernieBus Monday will greet students in Ames, visit a Bernie Sanders campaign office in Newton, and stop by an Iowa State basketball game before wrapping up the day outside a forum —National Nurses United, 01/25/16 More »

Maine nurses oppose Pacific trade pact’s gifts to billionaire drug companies

Maine nurses oppose Pacific trade pact’s gifts to billionaire drug companies

Nurses are patient advocates — and by extension advocates for our patients’ families and our communities — and today we are sounding an alert on theTrans-Pacific Partnership, an international agreement that puts the public health of Maine, and the nation, at risk. —Cokie Giles, Special to the BDN / Bangor Daily News, 01/22/16 More »

Blog: Better nursing-staffing equals lower mortality

Blog: Better nursing-staffing equals lower mortality

There's a 20% lower risk that a patient will die within 30 days of having general surgery at a hospital with above average nurse staffing levels, a study released Tuesday found. Researchers compared facilities that had a mean of about 1.5 nurses per bed to those that had a mean of less than one nurse per bed. —Sabriya Rice, Modern Healthcare, 01/21/16 More »

Nurses Union Urges Attorney General to Reject St. Joseph Health’s Planned Merger

Nurses Union Urges Attorney General to Reject St. Joseph Health’s Planned Merger

Last summer news broke that St. Joseph Health System, the Orange County-based Catholic nonprofit whose stable of medical facilities include Eureka’s St. Joseph Hospital and Fortuna’s Redwood Memorial Hospital, was pursuing a merger with Providence Health and Service, another Catholic nonprofit, based in Seattle. —Ryan Burns / Lost Coast Outpost, 01/21/16 More »

Maine Union Members Gather in Support of Bernie Sanders

Maine Union Members Gather in Support of Bernie Sanders

On Saturday, January 23, union members will gather in Portland in support of Senator Bernie Sanders for president of the United States. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 01/21/16 More »

Nurses Ratify Agreement on New Three-Year Contract

Nurses Ratify Agreement on New Three-Year Contract

(St. Paul) – January 19, 2016 – Minnesota Nurses Association members from five metro hospital systems ratified a new three-year contract that will give them across-the-board wage increases and protect their pensions and health benefits. —Minnesota Nurses Association, 01/21/16 More »

National Nurses’s #BernieBus Iowa Swing Underway

National Nurses’s #BernieBus Iowa Swing Underway

National Nurses United’s #BernieBus tour begins its second day of campaign stops in Iowa Wednesday, January 20, exactly one year before the next President takes office, with a 3 p.m. rally in Cedar Falls featuring noted commentator and activists Jim Hightower, the former Texas Agricultural Commissioner. —National Nurses United, 01/20/16 More »

National Nurses’s #BernieBus Arrives In Iowa Tuesday Des Moines Kickoff Rally with Union

National Nurses’s #BernieBus Arrives In Iowa Tuesday Des Moines Kickoff Rally with Union

Fresh from a successful whirlwind tour of Nevada, another early voting state, the National Nurses United’s #BernieBus tour arrives in Iowa Tuesday morning, Jan. 19 for a series of campaign events heading towards the first in the nation caucuses February 1. —National Nurses United, 01/19/16 More »

Nurses Applaud New Sanders Plan for Healthcare for All

Nurses Applaud New Sanders Plan for Healthcare for All

National Nurses United today enthusiastically welcomed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ new plan for achieving the dream of countless Americans for nearly a century – healthcare coverage for everyone. —National Nurses United, 01/18/16 More »

Sanders Medicare for All- Finally a Plan to Protect our Most Precious Gift, Our Health

Sanders Medicare for All- Finally a Plan to Protect our Most Precious Gift, Our Health

Bernie Sanders' new plan for achieving the dream of countless Americans for nearly a century - healthcare coverage for everyone - deserves all of our thanks. And nurses will fight to make it come true. —RoseAnn DeMoro writing for The Huffington Post, 01/18/16 More »

Nurses Urge California AG to Deny Application for Merger of  St. Joseph Health System and Providence

Nurses Urge California AG to Deny Application for Merger of St. Joseph Health System and Providence

The nation's largest nurses organization, National Nurses United, this week called on California Attorney General Kamala Harris to reject efforts by two large Catholic hospital systems to consolidate, in a merger that NNU warns could have a major impact on the cost, quality and availability of critical hospital services. —California Nurses Association, 01/15/16 More »

Nurses Converge in Nevada To Canvass for Bernie Sanders

Nurses Converge in Nevada To Canvass for Bernie Sanders

This weekend, registered nurses from across the country will join Nevada nurses in Las Vegas to canvass for Bernie Sanders, National Nurses United (NNU) announced today. —National Nurses United, 01/14/16 More »

Mills-Peninsula Sutter RNs Ratify New Contract

Mills-Peninsula Sutter RNs Ratify New Contract

Registered nurses who work at Mills-Peninsula Health Services hospitals in San Mateo and Burlingame, Ca. voted by 92 percent Wednesday to approve a new contract becoming the latest Sutter RNs to win a new collective bargaining agreement with significant gains. —California Nurses Association, 01/14/16 More »

Nurses Union Warns Alvarado Hospital Suffers High Turnover Rate

Nurses Union Warns Alvarado Hospital Suffers High Turnover Rate

The California Nurses Association said its members are leaving Alvarado Hospital at alarming rates — and patients are suffering because of it. —Matthew Bowler / KBPS, 01/14/16 More »

#BernieBus to Visit Las Vegas Nurses Thursday

#BernieBus to Visit Las Vegas Nurses Thursday

National Nurses United’s #BernieBus campaign tour continues in Las Vegas Thursday with two stops to visit registered nurses outside MountainView hospital, and other iconic locals around the city in the afternoon. More »

Nurses’ #BernieBus Continues Southern Nevada Push Stops at Private Prison, Labor Meeting Wednesday

Nurses’ #BernieBus Continues Southern Nevada Push Stops at Private Prison, Labor Meeting Wednesday

Continuing the latest push through Southern Nevada in support of the Presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, the National Nurses United #BernieBus Wednesday will make stops outside the Nevada Southern Detention Center in Pahrump before returning to visit a meeting of the Southern Nevada Central Labor Council in Henderson. —National Nurses United, 01/13/16 More »

Nurses’ Bring #BernieBus and Message of Sanders Campaign to AFL-CIO Raising Wages in Las Vegas

Nurses’ Bring #BernieBus and Message of Sanders Campaign to AFL-CIO Raising Wages in Las Vegas

National Nurses United today brought the message of their support for Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with the #BernieBus now traveling around Las Vegas, to the AFL-CIO Raising Wages Summit in Las Vegas. “At a time of stagnant wages for far too many, ongoing race and gender wage disparity, record income inequality, and an escalating attack on unions as a voice for working people symbolized by the anti-worker Friedrichs case, it is Bernie Sanders who has the most comprehensive program for lifting wages and income for all working people,” said NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro, an AFL-CIO Vice President. —National Nurses United, 01/12/16 More »

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