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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 »

Zika Cases in Puerto Rico Are Skyrocketing

Zika Cases in Puerto Rico Are Skyrocketing

The Zika epidemic that has spread from Brazil to the rest of Latin America is now raging in Puerto Rico — and the island’s response is in chaos. —Donald G. McNeil Jr., The New York Times, 08/01/16 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, 07/22/16 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, 07/15/16 More »

SLU Hospital nurses picket over unsafe working conditions

SLU Hospital nurses picket over unsafe working conditions

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Nurses at St. Louis University Hospital are speaking out about what they are calling unsafe working conditions. —Nora Farrell, KMOV St. Louis, 07/14/16 More »

The NLRB Strikes Another Blow Against Employers Shortchanging Workers

The NLRB Strikes Another Blow Against Employers Shortchanging Workers

Labor regulators have had their hands full keeping track of all the methods employers use to disavow responsibility for their employees. In a decision issued Monday, the National Labor Relations Board drew a firm line through one maneuver that has hamstrung union organizing in shops that employ “permatemps” and contract workers side by side with direct employees. —Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 07/13/16 More »

Now on Starbucks’ menu: Less health coverage

Now on Starbucks’ menu: Less health coverage

Starbucks announced Monday that it will give its U.S. workers a raise that will boost compensation by 5% to 15%. That’s very cool. The coffee giant also said it will offer employees more affordable health insurance that will cut costs by being less comprehensive. That’s not so cool. —David Lazarus, LA TImes, 07/12/16 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, 07/08/16 More »

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