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Clinton Democrats Claim To Support Health Care As A Right, But Oppose Universal Healthcare

Clinton Democrats Claim To Support Health Care As A Right, But Oppose Universal Healthcare

A major nurses union condemned Democrats on the Democratic National Convention Platform Committee, who blocked an amendment in support of a single-payer health care system. —Kevin Gosztola, Shadowproof, 06/29/16 More »

Tentative agreement halts Watsonville Community Hospital nurses strike

Tentative agreement halts Watsonville Community Hospital nurses strike

After a long dispute with the hospital, nurses were able to address staffing concerns, “achieve economic improvements” and obtain protection of their health coverage, according to a statement released by the California Nurses Association. —Ryan Masters, Santa Cruz Sentinel, 06/22/16 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, 06/10/16 More »

After fight over firings, Huntington Hospital settles with nurses

After fight over firings, Huntington Hospital settles with nurses

Huntington Memorial Hospital and the California Nurses Association have reached a settlement agreement to rescind the termination of two critical care nurses who were fired, allegedly for trying to unionize the hospital’s nursing staff. —By Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 06/03/16 More »

Nurses Seek Democratic Showdown

Nurses Seek Democratic Showdown

The 185,000-strong National Nurses United is the scrubs-wearing symbol of a split in the Democratic Party that threatens to inflict damage at the presidential nominating convention in Philadelphia. —Peter Nicholas, The Wall Street Journal, 05/31/16 More »

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

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

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

CHS shareholders oppose board, approve proxy access

CHS shareholders oppose board, approve proxy access

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

Economic Driver: Bay State nurses excluded from national nursing compact

Economic Driver: Bay State nurses excluded from national nursing compact

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

Sanders Can Fix What Ails Health Care System

Sanders Can Fix What Ails Health Care System

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

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

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

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

California nurses ‘Feel the Bern’

California nurses ‘Feel the Bern’

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

Democrats: California’s primary still matters

Democrats: California’s primary still matters

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

Community Health Systems to Sell Assets to Pay Down Hefty Debt

Community Health Systems to Sell Assets to Pay Down Hefty Debt

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

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

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

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

House Democrats Push Back On Obama Plan To Cut Drug Prices

House Democrats Push Back On Obama Plan To Cut Drug Prices

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

North County Cares Coalition Asks Berkshire Medical Center for Detox Center

North County Cares Coalition Asks Berkshire Medical Center for Detox Center

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

Brigham Nurses to Protest Contract Talks

Brigham Nurses to Protest Contract Talks

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

Drug Prices Keep Rising Despite Intense Criticism

Drug Prices Keep Rising Despite Intense Criticism

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

Why Thousands of Nurses Are Feeling the Bern

Why Thousands of Nurses Are Feeling the Bern

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

Filipino nurses rally behind Bernie Sanders during LA visit

Filipino nurses rally behind Bernie Sanders during LA visit

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

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