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New Pact for 13,000 California, Nevada Dignity RNs

New Pact for 13,000 California, Nevada Dignity RNs

Registered nurses at 28 Dignity Health hospitals and additional clinics in California and Nevada have ratified a new four year collective bargaining agreement that protects their health coverage and economic and retirement security. —National Nurses United, 03/06/17 More »

Nurses Call on Texas to Reject Attack on Women

Nurses Call on Texas to Reject Attack on Women

National Nurses United today called on members of the Texas Senate to defeat “disgraceful” legislation that would encourage doctors to lie to pregnant women about potential birth defects of fetuses they are carrying – and bar legal redress for women and their families after a child with disabilities was born after the physician withheld conditions about the fetus’ health status. 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, 03/03/17 More »

President Trump’s False Promises on Healthcare

President Trump’s False Promises on Healthcare

Instead of his prior guarantee that no one would lose coverage gained through the Affordable Care Act, Trump adopted the double speak offered by now Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in his confirmation hearings, that Americans with pre-existing conditions will have “access” to coverage. —NNU Executive Director, RoseAnn DeMoro, Contributing to The Hill, 03/02/17 More »

California Assembly to Consider Legislation to Reduce Toxic “Plumes”

California Assembly to Consider Legislation to Reduce Toxic “Plumes”

Legislation that would require the state to adopt rules to reduce toxic airborne contaminants, also known as “surgical plumes,” that pose a significant health hazard to patients and health care personnel in surgical settings has been reintroduced in the California Assembly. —California Nurses Association, 03/01/17 More »

Nurses Warn Trump/GOP Health Ideas Would Accelerate Crisis

Nurses Warn Trump/GOP Health Ideas Would Accelerate Crisis

National Nurses United sharply criticized the health care proposals outlined by President Trump in his address to Congress Tuesday night, warning they would deprive care for tens of millions of Americans and increase the health and economic insecurity of millions more. —National Nurses United, 03/01/17 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, 02/27/17 More »

No Limits: In 49 States, Nurses Have No Cap on How Many Patients They’re Assigned

No Limits: In 49 States, Nurses Have No Cap on How Many Patients They’re Assigned

In an old episode of “I Love Lucy,” Lucy and Ethyl find jobs wrapping candy in a chocolate factory. As the candy comes down the conveyor belt, the joke is that there is a rate at which they can keep up—which is soon crossed. —Bonnie Castillo, NNU Director of Health & Safety, 02/27/17 More »

Another 550 Kaiser Northern California RNs Become Members of California Nurses Association

Another 550 Kaiser Northern California RNs Become Members of California Nurses Association

Some 550 non-union registered nurses who work in 21 Kaiser Permanente hospitals across Northern and Central California have become members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, CNA announced today. —California Nurses Association, 02/24/17 More »

Nurses Join Sen. Ricardo Lara and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia for a Rally Supporting SB 562

Nurses Join Sen. Ricardo Lara and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia for a Rally Supporting SB 562

Registered Nurses from area hospitals will join Sen. Ricardo Lara, Mayor Robert Garcia and other local leaders and activists at a rally in Long Beach on Friday evening to kick off a campaign for the Healthy California Act SB 562, a bill that will guarantee health care for all Californians by establishing a Medicare-for-all insurance system in the state. More »

NNU Nurses Say “Ellison for DNC Chair” As Voting Takes Place Saturday in Atlanta

NNU Nurses Say “Ellison for DNC Chair” As Voting Takes Place Saturday in Atlanta

This week, registered nurses with National Nurses United (NNU) will converge in Atlanta to support Keith Ellison for chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), as over 400 members of the DNC gather for a final vote to select their new leader. —National Nurses United, 02/23/17 More »

It’s Final – RNs at Kaiser’s Flagship Los Angeles Medical Center Ratify New Accord

It’s Final – RNs at Kaiser’s Flagship Los Angeles Medical Center Ratify New Accord

With a record turnout at membership meetings Wednesday, registered nurses at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center voted nearly unanimously to approve a new collective bargaining agreement with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 02/23/17 More »

RN & Co-President of NNU Deborah Burger talks about the importance of Kaiser L.A. tentative pact

RN & Co-President of NNU Deborah Burger talks about the importance of Kaiser L.A. tentative pact

A few weeks ago RNs reached tentative pact, affecting 1,300 RNs, with Kaiser L.A. Medical Center. RN and NNU Co-President Deborah Burger talks about why now more than any time before, this agreement is so critical. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 02/23/17 More »

Rally launches Healthy California Campaign to Win S.B. 562 - Healthcare for all California Residents

Rally launches Healthy California Campaign to Win S.B. 562 - Healthcare for all California Residents

Nearly 500 registered nurses, healthcare activists, seniors, workers, immigrants, and business leaders converged on Sacramento today in a spirited rally to kick off a seminal campaign to win passage of S.B. 562, state legislation that would establish a Medicare-style healthcare system for all residents in California, the world’s fifth-largest economy. —National Nurses United, 02/22/17 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, 02/22/17 More »

Sacramento Rally Welcomes Medicare for All Style Bill for All Californians

Sacramento Rally Welcomes Medicare for All Style Bill for All Californians

California nurses, and healthcare and community activists, will join with State Senators Ricardo Lara and Toni Atkins Wednesday, February 22 in Sacramento to celebrate the introduction of legislation to ensure universal health coverage with effective cost controls, a Medicare for all style bill for all California residents. —Healthy California and California Nurses Association, 02/20/17 More »

Maine Nurses, Allies Rally to Demand Senator Collins Attend a People’s Forum on Healthcare

Maine Nurses, Allies Rally to Demand Senator Collins Attend a People’s Forum on Healthcare

On Saturday, February 18th, members of The Maine Health Care is a Human Right Coalition—led by the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNU), the Southern Maine Workers’ Center, and Maine AllCare—will hold a rally and march calling on Senator Susan Collins to attend a healthcare forum where she will hear directly from constituents on the importance of universal, publicly funded healthcare for all. —Maine State Nurses Assoc., 02/17/17 More »

Rep. Ellison Reintroduces Financial Transaction Tax

Rep. Ellison Reintroduces Financial Transaction Tax

WASHINGTON - Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) introduced legislation that would raise billions to invest in our economy by taxing Wall Street financial transactions. The Inclusive Prosperity Act (H.R. 1144/S. 434) would tax the sale of stocks, bonds and derivatives. The tax imposed will be 0.5 percent on stocks, 0.1 percent on bonds, and 0.005 percent on derivatives or other investments. —Rep. Keith Ellison, 02/17/17 More »

Nurses Applaud Keith Ellison on Renewed  Bill to Set Fee on Wall Street Speculation

Nurses Applaud Keith Ellison on Renewed Bill to Set Fee on Wall Street Speculation

National Nurses United today welcomed the re-introduction of federal legislation from Rep. Keith Ellison with 17 House co-sponsors, that could raise hundreds of billions of dollars annually to fund critical social needs with a small tax on Wall Street speculation. —National Nurses United, 02/17/17 More »

The Facts About Social Security. It works and it’s NOT going bankrupt!

The Facts About Social Security. It works and it’s NOT going bankrupt!

Social Security Works and a growing chorus of prominent voices in Congress and elsewhere are calling for the expansion of our Social Security system—people who know that Social Security will not “go broke” and does not add a penny to the national debt. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 02/16/17 More »

Breakthrough – RNs at Major Kaiser LA Hospital Announce Tentative Agreement

Breakthrough – RNs at Major Kaiser LA Hospital Announce Tentative Agreement

Registered nurses at Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California flagship hospital, Los Angeles Medical Center, have won their tentative collective bargaining agreement with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 02/16/17 More »

Nurses Urge Senate to Reject Pruitt for Critical EPA Post

Nurses Urge Senate to Reject Pruitt for Critical EPA Post

With the defeat of fast food CEO Andrew Puzder to head the Department of Labor, National Nurses United today stepped up opposition to the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. —National Nurses United, 02/15/17 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, 02/15/17 More »

Ohio nurses want law limiting nurse-patient ratios

Ohio nurses want law limiting nurse-patient ratios

Arguing that hospitals put patient care at risk by overworking essential front-line caregivers, nurses across Ohio are pushing lawmakers to limit the number of patients for whom they are responsible. —Jim Siegel, The Columbus Dispatch, 02/14/17 More »

See What’s at Stake in the Health Care Fight With Clearly Outlined, Shareable Data

See What’s at Stake in the Health Care Fight With Clearly Outlined, Shareable Data

As the debate heats up on the Trump administration/congressional push to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, National Nurses United invites you to consider how the discussion will affect American families and individuals. —National Nurses United, 02/14/17 More »

Ohio Bill Seeks Safety Limits on Number of Patients Assigned to RNs

Ohio Bill Seeks Safety Limits on Number of Patients Assigned to RNs

On Feb. 14, registered nurses with National Nurses Organizing Committee-Ohio/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) and elected officials will gather at the Ohio Statehouse, in Columbus, to mark the reintroduction by Senator Michael Skindell of the Ohio Patient Protection Act—a bill which sets specific limits on how many patients nurses can care for at once, in hospitals throughout Ohio. —National Nurses United, 02/13/17 More »

NNU Nurses Say “Ellison for DNC Chair” This Weekend at Baltimore DNC Future Forum

NNU Nurses Say “Ellison for DNC Chair” This Weekend at Baltimore DNC Future Forum

On Saturday, February 11, registered nurses with National Nurses United (NNU) will converge in Baltimore to show their support for Keith Ellison for chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Ellison will be taking part in the DNC Future Forum—featuring candidates for DNC chair and other offices. —National Nurses United, 02/10/17 More »

Nurses: Puzder Nomination a Direct Assault on Women, Workers

Nurses: Puzder Nomination a Direct Assault on Women, Workers

President Trump’s nomination of fast food titan Andrew Puzder to lead the U.S. Department of Labor is a colossal affront to women and all workers and should be rejected by the U.S. Senate, said National Nurses United today, in advance of Puzder’s first confirmation hearing February 16. —National Nurses United, 02/09/17 More »

The Medicare-for-All Imperative: Beyond “Saving” the Affordable Care Act

The Medicare-for-All Imperative: Beyond “Saving” the Affordable Care Act

Forget the market-based mythologies, the Sanders vs. Cruz debate showed us there is only one true way to secure quality healthcare for every person in society —RoseAnn DeMoro writing for Common Dreams, 02/09/17 More »

Registered Nurses at Holy Cross Hospital to Rally for Safe Patient Care and Union Organizing Rights

Registered Nurses at Holy Cross Hospital to Rally for Safe Patient Care and Union Organizing Rights

Registered nurses working at Holy Cross Hospital, joined by members of the community, will rally Monday, February 13th for safe patient care and to defend their right to organize a union free of management harassment, interference and intimidation. —National Nurses United, 02/09/17 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, 02/08/17 More »

Nurses Say No to Nevada Bill Blurring State Lines for Nurse Licensure, Citing Risks for Patient Care

Nurses Say No to Nevada Bill Blurring State Lines for Nurse Licensure, Citing Risks for Patient Care

On Wednesday, February 8, registered nurse members of National Nurses Organizing Committee-Nevada/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) will appear before Nevada’s Committee on Commerce and Labor to speak out against AB 18, “Ratification of the Nurse Licensure Compact”—legislation which would allow nurses in a multi-state compact to share a single license across state lines. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Nevada, 02/08/17 More »

Registered Nurses Applaud Introduction of Legislation to Improve V.A. Patient Care

Registered Nurses Applaud Introduction of Legislation to Improve V.A. Patient Care

National Nurses United, the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, applauded the re-introduction today of federal legislation to restore collective bargaining rights to registered nurses and other clinicians working at Veterans Administration medical centers. The legislation would improve patient care in V.A. hospitals and strengthen the health care work force in those facilities. —National Nurses United, 02/07/17 More »

NNU Nurses Say “Ellison for DNC Chair” This Weekend at Detroit DNC Future Forum

NNU Nurses Say “Ellison for DNC Chair” This Weekend at Detroit DNC Future Forum

On Saturday, February 4, registered nurses with National Nurses United (NNU) will converge in Detroit to show their support for Keith Ellison for chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Ellison will be taking part in the DNC Future Forum—featuring candidates for DNC chair and other offices. —National Nurses United, 02/03/17 More »

“I Was a Sudanese Refugee, Now I’m an American Nurse”

“I Was a Sudanese Refugee, Now I’m an American Nurse”

When patients wake up in the recovery room at Keck Hospital, University of Southern California, Tveen Kirkpatrick, RN, will be by their side, monitoring their transition from anesthesia back into clarity. It’s a new role for Kirkpatrick, who previously spent 10 years in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit—but navigating transitions is perhaps a natural fit for this nurse. —National Nurses United, 02/01/17 More »

The UN recently declared “the greatest and most urgent global risk.”

The UN recently declared “the greatest and most urgent global risk.”

The UN recently declared “the greatest and most urgent global risk.” And it may surprise you to know that threat is antimicrobial resistance. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 02/01/17 More »

Nurses Oppose National Anti-Worker Legislation, Warn of Significant Threats

Nurses Oppose National Anti-Worker Legislation, Warn of Significant Threats

National Nurses United will oppose right-wing so-called “right to work” legislation being introduced in the House of Representatives today that they say poses a significant threat to public health and safety that would also threaten to reduce living standards for millions of American workers. —National Nurses United, 02/01/17 More »

Nurses Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Nurses Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

“National Nurses United will oppose the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and called on Democratic members of the Senate to follow the standard set by the Senate majority last year in taking whatever steps they can, including the use of the filibuster, to block the confirmation of Gorsuch. —National Nurses United, 01/31/17 More »

Huntington Hospital Again Agrees Not to Violate Nurses’ Rights in NLRB Settlement Agreement

Huntington Hospital Again Agrees Not to Violate Nurses’ Rights in NLRB Settlement Agreement

In a settlement agreement approved by the National Labor Relations Board, Huntington Hospital (HH) in Pasadena, Ca. agreed to abide by labor laws that protect the rights of registered nurses to organize a union at the facility. —National Nurses United, 01/31/17 More »

Why America’s Nurses Oppose the Muslim Ban

Why America’s Nurses Oppose the Muslim Ban

National Nurses United joins with humanitarian and civil rights and civil liberties groups in opposing the executive order to ban refugees, especially Muslim refugees, from entering the U.S. —National Nurses United, 01/31/17 More »

National Nurses United Endorses John Wisniewski for NJ Governor

National Nurses United Endorses John Wisniewski for NJ Governor

WASHINGTON, DC -- National Nurses United, the nation's largest union of registered nurses, today announced its endorsement of John Wisniewski to be Governor of New Jersey. —National Nurses United, 01/31/17 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, 01/30/17 More »

NNU Nurses Say “Ellison for DNC Chair” This Weekend at Houston DNC Future Forum

NNU Nurses Say “Ellison for DNC Chair” This Weekend at Houston DNC Future Forum

On Saturday, January 28, registered nurses with National Nurses United (NNU) will converge in Houston, Texas to show their support for Keith Ellison for chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Ellison will be taking part in the DNC Future Forum—featuring candidates for DNC chair and other offices. —National Nurses United, 01/27/17 More »

After the Protests, Marching Toward a Real Movement

After the Protests, Marching Toward a Real Movement

The nurses union, which has nearly 185,000 members, was the early-on-board engine of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign and led the drubbing of former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005, when he tried to pass four statewide ballot initiatives. —Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, 01/26/17 More »

Nurses Urge Senate to Reject Pruitt for Critical EPA Post

Nurses Urge Senate to Reject Pruitt for Critical EPA Post

National Nurses United today announced its opposition to the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. —National Nurses United, 01/25/17 More »

RN Transplant Coordinators, NPs at Keck Hospital, USC Vote Overwhelmingly to Join CNA

RN Transplant Coordinators, NPs at Keck Hospital, USC Vote Overwhelmingly to Join CNA

At an election held last week, 30 registered nurse transplant coordinators and nurse practitioners at Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California voted to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU), the union announced today. —California Nurses Association, 01/24/17 More »

Nurses Urge Senate Finance Committee to Scrutinize Tom Price

Nurses Urge Senate Finance Committee to Scrutinize Tom Price

National Nurses United is calling on members of the Senate Finance Committee to press Rep. Tom Price on critical issues affecting public health and safety as the committee holds a hearing on Price’s nomination Tuesday to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. —National Nurses United, 01/23/17 More »

Nurses Call on Senate to Reject Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Post

Nurses Call on Senate to Reject Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Post

In a letter to the Senate Committee on Finance, National Nurses United today announced its formal opposition to the confirmation of investment banker Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of the Treasurer. —National Nurses United, 01/23/17 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, 01/20/17 More »

‘Access’ to Buying Insurance is Not Health Coverage

‘Access’ to Buying Insurance is Not Health Coverage

A signature exchange early in the first Senate hearing Wednesday for Rep. Tom Price in his nomination to be the next Health and Human Services Secretary illustrates a lot about our still damaged healthcare system, and how it could now get much worse. —NNU Executive Director, RoseAnn DeMoro, Contributing to Huffington Post, 01/19/17 More »

Nurses Announce Opposition to Sen. Sessions for Attorney General

Nurses Announce Opposition to Sen. Sessions for Attorney General

National Nurses United is joining with civil rights and civil liberties advocates to oppose the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next U.S. Attorney General, NNU announced today. NNU will urge the Senate to reject Sessions’ nomination. —National Nurses United, 01/19/17 More »

RN, JD Regulatory and Policy Nursing Specialist, Mathew Keller sheds some light

RN, JD Regulatory and Policy Nursing Specialist, Mathew Keller sheds some light

Why did Minnesota's Hennepin Community Medical Center change it's financial projections by a whopping $45.4 million dollars? —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 01/18/17 More »

Nurses Face More Violence From Hospital Patients

Nurses Face More Violence From Hospital Patients

Nurses and other health care workers increasingly face verbal abuse, physical assaults and injuries, often from the patients they're trying to help, according to testimony at a Jan. 10 meeting held by the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Capitol Hill. —Lisa Esposito, US News And World Report, 01/18/17 More »

As Confirmation Hearing Opens, Nurses Urge Senate to Reject Price

As Confirmation Hearing Opens, Nurses Urge Senate to Reject Price

With the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions scheduled to open a hearing Wednesday on the nomination of Rep. Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services, National Nurses United urged both the committee and the full Senate to reject Price, citing his record of opposition to major healthcare services and advocacy of harmful cuts in in key healthcare programs. —National Nurses United, 01/18/17 More »

How to fight back when an insurer denies your healthcare claim

How to fight back when an insurer denies your healthcare claim

Insurance companies are playing the odds, patient advocates say. They’re counting on people not having the stamina to challenge every denied claim, even when there’s a valid medical reason for a drug or treatment being covered. —David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times, 01/17/17 More »

The Precautionary Principle is Paramount

The Precautionary Principle is Paramount

More than two years after the West African Ebola outbreak panicked the globe, Ebola news made headlines again when researchers found evidence suggesting that the deadly virus lingers in people’s lungs. —Bonnie Castillo, RN, Director of RN Response Network and Health & Safety at NNU, 01/17/17 More »

HHS Nominee Tom Price Faces Insider Trading Accusations

HHS Nominee Tom Price Faces Insider Trading Accusations

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services bought shares in a medical device company last year and then introduced legislation in the House to help the company less than a week later, CBS News has confirmed. —Rebecca Shabad, CBS News, 01/17/17 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, 01/16/17 More »

Healthcare hell: Fighting to overturn denied insurance claims

Healthcare hell: Fighting to overturn denied insurance claims

One focus of the planned repeal of Obamacare is maintaining coverage for people with preexisting conditions. Republican lawmakers say the current law’s safeguards won’t change, but they have yet to explain how they’ll accomplish this without also keeping the mandate that everyone buy insurance. —David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times, 01/13/17 More »

NNU Nurses Say “Ellison for DNC Chair” at Phoenix DNC Future Forum Saturday

NNU Nurses Say “Ellison for DNC Chair” at Phoenix DNC Future Forum Saturday

On Saturday, January 14, registered nurses with National Nurses United (NNU) will converge in Phoenix, Arizona to show their support for Keith Ellison for chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Ellison we be taking part in the DNC Future Forum—featuring candidates for DNC chair and other offices. —National Nurses United, 01/13/17 More »

Nurses Join “Our First Stand: Save Health Care” National Day of Action Jan. 15th

Nurses Join “Our First Stand: Save Health Care” National Day of Action Jan. 15th

Registered nurses will join actions in over 40 U.S. cities Jan. 15th to demand that the new administration and Congress protect and expand millions of Americans access to healthcare, not cut it. —National Nurses United, 01/12/17 More »

National Nurses Call Out 13 Democrats on Rx Vote: Whose Side Are You On? Big Pharma or Patients?

National Nurses Call Out 13 Democrats on Rx Vote: Whose Side Are You On? Big Pharma or Patients?

National Nurses United today sharply criticized 13 Senate Democrats who defeated an amendment that would have aided tens of millions of patients struggling with skyrocketing prescription drug costs, voting instead Tuesday night to ally with the pharmaceutical industry. —National Nurses United, 01/12/17 More »

Instead of protesting Obamacare repeal, seek what Trump admires

Instead of protesting Obamacare repeal, seek what Trump admires

Instead of mourning the expected repeal of the Affordable Care Act, let’s hold President-elect Donald Trump to his pledges on health care, while also meeting the test set by President Obama. —NNU Executive Director, RoseAnn DeMoro, writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, 01/12/17 More »

Nurses Urge Senate To Reject Tom Price Health & Human Services Nominee

Nurses Urge Senate To Reject Tom Price Health & Human Services Nominee

National Nurses United (the nations largest organization of nurses with over 190,000 members) called on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, as well as the full Senate, to reject the nomination of Rep. Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services. RN and Co-President of National Nurses United Jean Ross joins us this week. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 01/11/17 More »

Big News: NNU Nurses’ Petition Granted for National Standard to Prevent Workplace Violence

Big News: NNU Nurses’ Petition Granted for National Standard to Prevent Workplace Violence

Kicked in the chest by a combative patient. Choked with her own stethoscope. Left to fend for himself when a visitor arrived at the hospital with a gun. These are some of the personal experiences shared today by NNU nurses from around the country at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stakeholder meeting in Washington, D.C. on workplace violence in healthcare settings. —National Nurses United, 01/10/17 More »

Tri-City Nurses Hold Information Picket Cite Concerns Over Staffing Issues

Tri-City Nurses Hold Information Picket Cite Concerns Over Staffing Issues

Citing concern over staffing issues, Tri-City Medical Center (TCMC), registered nurses will hold an informational picket on Wednesday, Jan. 11, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —California Nurses Association, 01/10/17 More »

NNU Nurses’ Petition Granted for National Standard to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare

NNU Nurses’ Petition Granted for National Standard to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare

Today, on his last day in office, Assistant Secretary of Labor David Michaels announced that U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be granting National Nurses United's (NNU) petition for a standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings. —National Nurses United, 01/10/17 More »

Medicare for all — use formula to replace ACA

Medicare for all — use formula to replace ACA

"Praying for health shouldn’t be the foundation of a modern healthcare system. But that’s where millions of uninsured Americans still find themselves,” wrote Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus Jan. 6, quoting the fears of Los Angeles resident Madelyn Gilbreath about the expected vote by Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). —NNU Executive Director, RoseAnn DeMoro, Contributing to The Hill, 01/09/17 More »

Nurses Applaud Huge Vote for Change in  California Democratic Party Elections

Nurses Applaud Huge Vote for Change in California Democratic Party Elections

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today applauded the hundreds of nurses and other progressive activists who appear to have won the majority of Assembly District delegate slots for the 2017 California Democratic Party convention in town hall type meetings over the weekend. —California Nurses Association, 01/09/17 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, 01/09/17 More »

National Nurses United Endorses Sanders Amendment to Protect Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare

National Nurses United Endorses Sanders Amendment to Protect Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare

National Nurses United today strongly endorsed a proposed Senate budget amendment by Senator Bernie Sanders that that would protect funding for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. —National Nurses United, 01/09/17 More »

NNU Nurses to Testify in DC, Call for National Standard to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare

NNU Nurses to Testify in DC, Call for National Standard to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) On Tuesday, January 10, at a public stakeholder meeting convened by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), registered nurse members of National Nurses United (NNU)—from states around the country—will demand that OSHA promptly pass regulations to prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings. —National Nurses United, 01/09/17 More »

Alhambra Hospital RNs Vote to Join CNA

Alhambra Hospital RNs Vote to Join CNA

Resisting heavy-handed pressure by hospital managers, registered nurses at Alhambra Hospital Medical Center in Alhambra, Ca. voted Thursday to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, CNA announced today. —California Nurses Association, 01/06/17 More »

Alhambra Medical Center in Alhambra, Ca. Charged with Violating Registered Nurses Rights

Alhambra Medical Center in Alhambra, Ca. Charged with Violating Registered Nurses Rights

The California Nurses Association (CNA) has filed a massive complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against Alhambra Hospital Medical Center in Alhambra, Ca. for violating registered nurses rights to a fair union election. —California Nurses Association, 12/29/16 More »

Nurses at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, Ca. Approve New Contract

Nurses at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, Ca. Approve New Contract

The RNs, affiliated with the California Nurses Association (CNA), say the contract includes significant improvements and workplace protections that will enhance their ability to provide quality patient care. —California Nurses Association, 12/29/16 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, 12/28/16 More »

How important is Public Policy and Protective Legislation for Nurses & Patients?

How important is Public Policy and Protective Legislation for Nurses & Patients?

During the last two years alone, nurses represented by California Nurses Association and National Nurses United fought to author and pass state and national legislation that includes Safe RN-to Patient Staffing Ratio’s and California’s Ballot Proposition 61, also known as the Drug Price Relief Act. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 12/28/16 More »

Nurses at Four Verity Health Hospitals in Bay Area and Los Angeles Vote to Approve New Contracts

Nurses at Four Verity Health Hospitals in Bay Area and Los Angeles Vote to Approve New Contracts

After four years of instability and threats of hospital closures or major cuts in patient services, registered nurses voted to approve a new contract covering nearly 1500 RNs at four former Daughters of Charity hospitals that are now owned by Verity Health, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 12/23/16 More »

Nurses at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, Ca. Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Nurses at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, Ca. Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Registered nurses and hospital administrators have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering 200 RNs in the bargaining unit at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, Ca. —California Nurses Association, 12/22/16 More »

Nurses Call on Senate to Reject Tom Price as HHS Secretary

Nurses Call on Senate to Reject Tom Price as HHS Secretary

National Nurses United today called on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, as well as the full Senate, to reject the nomination of Rep. Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services. —National Nurses United, 12/22/16 More »

Wounded On the Front Line at Standing Rock, a Protester Refuses to Give Up Her Fight

Wounded On the Front Line at Standing Rock, a Protester Refuses to Give Up Her Fight

It was after sundown on a cold night at the Backwater Bridge at the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Dundon, 31, a Navajo and mother of four, had arrived two months earlier to join thousands of others in their battle against the Dakota Access pipeline. —Sandy Tolan, Los Angeles Times, 12/22/16 More »

Nurses to Vote Jan 5 at Alhambra Hospital on Bid To Join California’s Largest RN Organization, CNA

Nurses to Vote Jan 5 at Alhambra Hospital on Bid To Join California’s Largest RN Organization, CNA

Registered nurses at Alhambra Hospital Medical Center in Alhambra, Ca. will vote on January 5 whether to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, CNA announced today. —California Nurses Association, 12/21/16 More »

National Nurses United launches premiere Health & Safety Division

National Nurses United launches premiere Health & Safety Division

Recently, National Nurses United launched the Nurses Health & Safety Campaign. This project is a network of nurses and allies, committed to collectively advocating for nurse health and safety. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 12/20/16 More »

Nurses at Four Verity Health Hospitals Reach Significant Tentative Agreement

Nurses at Four Verity Health Hospitals Reach Significant Tentative Agreement

After four years of instability and threats of hospital closures or major cuts in patient services, registered nurses have reached a significant tentative agreement on a new contract covering nearly 1500 RNs at four former Daughters of Charity hospitals that are now owned by Verity Health, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 12/20/16 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, 12/19/16 More »

Nurses Top Gallup Poll Again Ranking #1 in Honesty and Ethics

Nurses Top Gallup Poll Again Ranking #1 in Honesty and Ethics

Nurses once again topped the Gallup Poll's annual ranking of how Americans view 22 major professions with 84% of the public rating their honesty and ethical standards as "high" or "very high." Nurses have ranked first for 15 consecutive years and every year except for one in the 18 years that Gallup has surveyed public opinion on what profession is most trusted.
 —National Nurses United, 12/19/16 More »

RNs at Florida Medical Center and Palmetto General Hospital Approve New Contracts

RNs at Florida Medical Center and Palmetto General Hospital Approve New Contracts

Registered Nurses at two South Florida hospitals, Florida Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale and Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, voted by a wide margin to approve new contracts ensuring vital patient care and nursing practice protections, National Nurses United announced today. —National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United - Florida, 12/12/16 More »

Workplace Violence Regulations for Healthcare Facilities Go in Effect April 1

Workplace Violence Regulations for Healthcare Facilities Go in Effect April 1

California’s Office of Administrative Law gave final approval to the nation’s strongest state workplace violence regulations for healthcare facilities and set an effective date of April 1, 2017 —California Nurses Association, 12/09/16 More »

Nurses Overwhelmingly Approve Contract at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, CA

Nurses Overwhelmingly Approve Contract at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, CA

Registered nurses voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract this week covering nearly 1,000 nurses at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Ca., announced the California Nurses Association. —California Nurses Association, 12/09/16 More »

RNs at Florida Medical Center and Palmetto Gen. Hospital Reach Tentative Agreements on New Contracts

RNs at Florida Medical Center and Palmetto Gen. Hospital Reach Tentative Agreements on New Contracts

Registered Nurses at two South Florida hospitals, Florida Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale and Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, have reached tentative agreements on new contracts ensuring vital patient care and nursing practice protections. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Florida, 12/07/16 More »

Healthcare Workers have Highest Rates of Asthma, according to CDC

Healthcare Workers have Highest Rates of Asthma, according to CDC

According to a new Centers for Disease Control study, the healthcare and social assistance industry has the highest percentage of workers with asthma — 10.7% of workers in this industry reported having asthma. —Bonnie Castillo, NNU Director of Health & Safety, 12/06/16 More »

Nurses Join Rep. Pelosi, Senators Schumer and Sanders for “Hands Off Medicare” Press Conf

Nurses Join Rep. Pelosi, Senators Schumer and Sanders for “Hands Off Medicare” Press Conf

Registered nurses will join House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, along with seniors and activists for a press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 7, announcing the delivery of more than one million petition signatures demanding that President Elect Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell keep their hands off the American people’s earned Medicare benefits. —National Nurses United, 12/06/16 More »

Repealing Obamacare? Here’s a better idea – Medicare for all

Repealing Obamacare? Here’s a better idea – Medicare for all

Now that the dogged opponents of the Affordable Care Act have caught the Obamacare bus, transforming U.S. healthcare is back on the political agenda. Repeal of the ACA will not curb the persistent, systemic inequities of our profit-focused healthcare system. —RoseAnn DeMoro writing for The Huffington Post, 12/05/16 More »

Nurses: Tragic Fire Highlights Need for Real Action in Oakland on Affordable Housing Crisis

Nurses: Tragic Fire Highlights Need for Real Action in Oakland on Affordable Housing Crisis

The horrid loss of life in the Oakland warehouse fire Saturday night should be a call for first grieving followed by action on the broader problem plaguing Oakland and similar Bay Area communities – inadequate affordable housing, said the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today. —California Nurses Association, 12/05/16 More »

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement at Antelope Valley Hospital

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement at Antelope Valley Hospital

Registered nurses and hospital administrators have reached a significant tentative agreement on a new contract covering nearly 1,000 nurses at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Ca., announced the California Nurses Association. —California Nurses Association, 12/05/16 More »

Why Violence Against Nurses Has Spiked in the Last Decade

Why Violence Against Nurses Has Spiked in the Last Decade

Here’s an alarming statistic: Around one in four nurses has been physically attacked at work in the last year. Patients often kick, scratch, and grab them; in rare cases even kill them. In fact, there are nearly as many violent injuries in the healthcare industry as there are in all other industries combined. —Alexia Fernández Campbell writing for The Atlantic, 12/05/16 More »

Nurses Hail Federal Move to Halt Dakota Pipeline, Praise Unity of First Nations, Veterans, Activists

Nurses Hail Federal Move to Halt Dakota Pipeline, Praise Unity of First Nations, Veterans, Activists

National Nurses United Sunday congratulated leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and thousands of supporters, including 2,000 veterans assembled over the weekend, for the news that the federal government will deny authorization for the Dakota Access Pipeline to go through tribal lands posing a threat to water sources and sacred sites. —National Nurses United, 12/04/16 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, 12/02/16 More »

Nurses Donate $50,000 to Aid Veterans Stand with Standing Rock

Nurses Donate $50,000 to Aid Veterans Stand with Standing Rock

National Nurses United today announced that it is donating $50,000 to support U.S. service veterans who are assembling this weekend as peaceful, unarmed defenders for the water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota who are enduring military style police assaults for opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project. —National Nurses United, 12/02/16 More »

Nurses Condemn Attacks on Rep. Keith Ellison

Nurses Condemn Attacks on Rep. Keith Ellison

National Nurses United today re-affirmed its strong support for Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota to be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee and condemned the latest round vitriolic attacks on Ellison as “symbolic of McCarthy era politics that should have no place in American politics.” —National Nurses United, 12/02/16 More »

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