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Battle over East Bay hospital closure draws hundreds to town hall meeting

Battle over East Bay hospital closure draws hundreds to town hall meeting

BERKELEY, Calif. – A town hall meeting in Berkeley drew nearly two hundred people to talk about how to prevent the Alta Bates Summit Hospital in Berkeley from closing. —KTVU, 09/22/16 More »

SLU hospital nurses to vote on new contract with SSM Health

SLU hospital nurses to vote on new contract with SSM Health

A year after SSM Health acquired Saint Louis University Hospital, nurses there will vote on a new contract that could improve working conditions and help the hospital attract other registered nurses. —By Eli Chen, St. Louis Public Radio, 09/21/16 More »

Nurses offer testimony in NLRB hearing

Nurses offer testimony in NLRB hearing

LEWISBURG — Two local nurses testified during day one of a public hearing being conducted here by the National Labor Relations Board, which is examining allegations of multiple labor violations at seven hospitals, including Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. —Tina Alvey, Register-Herald Reporter, 09/20/16 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, 09/16/16 More »

How a bite from a stray dog shows the sick state of U.S. healthcare

How a bite from a stray dog shows the sick state of U.S. healthcare

Jan Kern was bitten by a stray dog while traveling abroad and ended up with a jaw-dropping illustration of why the U.S. healthcare industry is completely sick. —David Lazarus, LA TImes, 09/15/16 More »

Today I Walked Into My Last Shift at United

Today I Walked Into My Last Shift at United

Today I walked into my last shift at United Hospital indefinitely. Monday at 0700 my colleagues will walk out and onto the sidewalk, facing their patient’s windows, to begin an open-ended strike. —Kelsey Swenson, Facebook, 09/02/16 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, 08/29/16 More »

Drug companies spend millions to keep charging high prices

Drug companies spend millions to keep charging high prices

Pharmaceutical heavyweight Mylan, the latest poster child for drug-industry greed, finally stuck up for itself Thursday. It argued that “the system,” not avarice, was to blame for the company jacking up the price of EpiPens, a common (and life-saving) allergy remedy, by over 400%. —David Lazarus, LA TImes, 08/26/16 More »

Allina Nurses to Go on Open-Ended Strike Starting Labor Day

Allina Nurses to Go on Open-Ended Strike Starting Labor Day

The Minnesota Nurses Association says that on Labor Day nearly 5,000 of its members will walk off their jobs in an open-ended strike against five Allina Health hospitals in the Twin Cities. —Mark Zdechlik, MPR News, 08/26/16 More »

Allina Nurses Set Labor Day Strike Date

Allina Nurses Set Labor Day Strike Date

A strike by nurses at five Allina Health hospitals will start at 7 a.m. Labor Day, according to required 10-day notices their union sent to the health system early this morning. —Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune, 08/26/16 More »

Nurses strike against Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital

Nurses strike against Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital

Registered nurses begin one-day strike at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, claim patient safety at risk because of understaffing and long hours without breaks. —John Chadwell, reporting for BenitoLink, 08/24/16 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, 08/19/16 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, 08/12/16 More »

Hearings begin: BRMC, nurses at odds over unionizing

Hearings begin: BRMC, nurses at odds over unionizing

PRINCETON — A hearing on a federal court order requiring Bluefield Regional Medical Center (BRMC) to stop blocking a democratic vote by nurses, recognize the nurses’ right to join a union and bargain with them for a first collective bargaining agreement began In Princeton Monday morning. —By Charlie Boothe, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 08/09/16 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, 08/05/16 More »

Union Calls on Allina Nurses to Back Open-Ended Strike

Union Calls on Allina Nurses to Back Open-Ended Strike

The Minnesota Nurses Association on Tuesday called for nearly 5,000 Allina Health nurses to authorize an indefinite strike against five Allina hospitals. A vote is set for Aug. 18. —Mark Zdechlik, MPR News, 08/03/16 More »

Pramila Jayapal Just Scored One of the Biggest Progressive Victories of 2016

Pramila Jayapal Just Scored One of the Biggest Progressive Victories of 2016

If there is to be a political revolution sufficient to begin to usher in a new era of meaningful reform and people-powered democracy, Congress must change. A lot. — John Nichols, The Nation, 08/03/16 More »

Hospitals Ordered to Recognize Nurses’ Union

Hospitals Ordered to Recognize Nurses’ Union

A federal court has ordered two West Virginia hospitals to stop blocking a democratic vote by nurses, recognize the nurses' right to join a union and bargain with them for a first collective bargaining agreement. —Tina Alvey, Register-Herald Reporter, 08/02/16 More »

NNU Petitions Violence Prevention in Workplace

NNU Petitions Violence Prevention in Workplace

With growing rates of violence against nurses and healthcare providers while at work, the NNU team hopes to encourage OSHA to provide a comprehensive prevention plan to stop violence before it begins. —Advanced Healthcare Network for Nurses, 08/02/16 More »

Federal court: BRMC, GVMC must recognize nurses union

Federal court: BRMC, GVMC must recognize nurses union

BLUEFIELD — A federal court has ordered two West Virginia hospitals to stop blocking a democratic vote by nurses, recognize the nurses’ right to join a union and bargain with them for a first collective bargaining agreement, representatives of a nursing union said in a press release Friday. —By Greg Jordan, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 08/01/16 More »

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