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As City Prepares to Vote on Wage Theft Ordinance, Lift Up El Paso Invites Media on Wage Theft Tour

As City Prepares to Vote on Wage Theft Ordinance, Lift Up El Paso Invites Media on Wage Theft Tour

On Thursday, May 28, Lift Up El Paso (a coalition of community organizations and unions) will offer media a guided tour of the wage theft problem in our city —with a mobile tour that will stop to picket at a local wage theft offender, ending with a rally at City Hall, where the El Paso City Council will soon vote on a Wage Theft Ordinance to hold local businesses accountable for fairly paying their workers. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Texas, 05/26/15 More »

RNs Retain Critical Charge Nurse Position, Uphold Patient Care in Tentative Contract with SVMH

RNs Retain Critical Charge Nurse Position, Uphold Patient Care in Tentative Contract with SVMH

Registered nurses at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (SVMH) have reached a tentative contract agreement with hospital officials, protecting the vital clinical role of the charge nurse, a key issue in the contract fight that will strengthen quality of care at the hospital, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —California Nurses Association, 05/22/15 More »

San Luis Obispo County RNs, Parents, Residents Gather to Protest Refugio Oil Spill, Stop Oil Trains

San Luis Obispo County RNs, Parents, Residents Gather to Protest Refugio Oil Spill, Stop Oil Trains

Nurses, parents and other San Luis Obispo county residents will gather downtown Thursday evening before the weekly SLO Farmers’ Market to protest Tuesday’s oil spill at Refugio State Beach, 50 miles south of SLO. In light of this environmental catastrophe, they will also bring renewed emphasis to their pre-existing call for county officials to oppose the Phillips 66 Oil Train Project. —California Nurses Association, 05/20/15 More »

Sen. Bernie Sanders Introduces Free College Bill, Powered by Robin Hood Tax

Sen. Bernie Sanders Introduces Free College Bill, Powered by Robin Hood Tax

Washington, D.C. – A broad coalition of nurses, students, religious and civil rights groups, environmentalists, labor and housing advocates today enthusiastically welcomed plans by Sen. Bernie Sanders to introduce two new Senate bills Tuesday that would impose a small fee on Wall Street speculation to pay for college education for all and other critical community needs. —Robin Hood Tax On Wall Street, 05/18/15 More »

Nurses Join Teachers, Parents and Students to Voice  Opposition to Phillips 66 Oil Train Project

Nurses Join Teachers, Parents and Students to Voice Opposition to Phillips 66 Oil Train Project

The city of San Luis Obispo last month became the first in the county to declare its opposition to the Phillips 66 project. Cities and schools boards in blast zone communities north and south of the county have also sent in letters opposing Phillip 66’s oil train project. —California Nurses Association, 05/18/15 More »

Registered Nurses at SVMH Plan Strike May 27

Registered Nurses at SVMH Plan Strike May 27

Nurses voted to authorize a strike in December 2014 and since that time have participated in further bargaining, mediation, a "cooling off" period, and agreed upon the appointment of a neutral third party who released a fact-finding report last month. —California Nurses Association, 05/15/15 More »

Texas Legend Jim Hightower to Join El Paso Forum May 14 to Highlight Dangers of Trade Pact

Texas Legend Jim Hightower to Join El Paso Forum May 14 to Highlight Dangers of Trade Pact

Former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower, also well known as a national radio commentator, columnist, and prolific author, will join with El Paso labor, community, and faith based organizations in two events Thursday, May 14 to highlight opposition to a controversial trade pact. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Texas, 05/13/15 More »

Nurses Demonstrate for Patient Care Bill & Against VA Management Attacks

Nurses Demonstrate for Patient Care Bill & Against VA Management Attacks

Registered nurses marked International Nurses’ Day with two actions in the District of Columbia aimed at protecting patients and caregivers. —National Nurses United, 05/12/15 More »

U.S. Court of Appeals to CHS: Repay Unions for Willful Bargaining Failures

U.S. Court of Appeals to CHS: Repay Unions for Willful Bargaining Failures

The District of Columbia-based U.S. Court of Appeals has issued a rare, scathing order to the nation’s largest for-profit hospital chain, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, requiring it to repay all of a union’s costs incurred in efforts to bargain a contract for registered nurses at a San Diego hospital. Writing for the court May 8, Senior Judge Harry Edwards, the court’s former Chief Judge, rejected CHS’ Fallbrook Hospital’s appeal of an April, 2014, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that Fallbrook acted in an “obstinate and pugnacious” manner in unlawfully refusing to bargain with nurses represented by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —National Nurses United, 05/08/15 More »

Hundreds of California RNs to Gather at Capitol May 12

Hundreds of California RNs to Gather at Capitol May 12

Hundreds of registered nurses from across California will gather in Sacramento Tuesday, May 12 on the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale to encourage state legislators to step up efforts to improve protections for hospital patients, and stop an attack on regulatory safeguards. —California Nurses Association, 05/08/15 More »

Nurses Welcome Introduction of Legislation to Improve  VA Care, RN Patient Advocacy Rights

Nurses Welcome Introduction of Legislation to Improve VA Care, RN Patient Advocacy Rights

Registered nurses today applauded the introduction of federal legislation to improve patient care for veterans, ensure equity among federal health care workers, and enable the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to recruit and retain a strong health care work force to serve the nation’s veterans. —National Nurses United, 05/08/15 More »

National Nurses United Board Member Michael Jackson Elected President of California Nursing Board

National Nurses United Board Member Michael Jackson Elected President of California Nursing Board

Michael Jackson, a San Diego RN and board member of National Nurses United, the largest U.S. organization of nurses, won unanimous election Wednesday as president of the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). —National Nurses United/California Nurses Association, 05/07/15 More »

Nurses to Demonstrate in DC for Patient Care Bill & Against VA Mgmt Attacks on Patient Advocacy

Nurses to Demonstrate in DC for Patient Care Bill & Against VA Mgmt Attacks on Patient Advocacy

Registered nurses will mark International Nurses’ Day with two actions in the District of Columbia aimed at protecting patients and caregivers. —Global Nurses United/National Nurses United, 05/07/15 More »

One in Four MA RNs Report Patient Deaths That Are Directly Attributable to Unsafe Patient Assignment

One in Four MA RNs Report Patient Deaths That Are Directly Attributable to Unsafe Patient Assignment

85% of RNs agree that the quality of patient care in Massachusetts hospitals is suffering due to unsafe patient assignments including 61% of RNs who are aware of patient complications and 50% who are aware of patients who have been injured or harmed because hospitals are forcing nurses to care for too many patients at one time. —Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 05/06/15 More »

Nurses, Healthcare Workers in 11 Countries Mark Nurses’ Week With Actions to Protect Patients

Nurses, Healthcare Workers in 11 Countries Mark Nurses’ Week With Actions to Protect Patients

Leading nurse and healthcare union organizations in 11 countries across the globe are holding coordinated actions during International Nurses’ Week to highlight the global efforts to improve patient care protections, oppose cuts in health care services, and stop the erosion of nurses’ workplace and living standards that are under attack in many countries. —Global Nurses United, 05/06/15 More »

University of Chicago Approve New 4-Year Pact

University of Chicago Approve New 4-Year Pact

University of Chicago Medical Center registered nurses Tuesday night voted by a strong majority to approve a new four-year agreement with the hospital that they say will strengthen patient care protections at the hospital. —National Nurses United, 05/06/15 More »

St. Joseph RNs Celebrate Nurses’ Day May 6 with Day of Action for Safer Patient Care Across State

St. Joseph RNs Celebrate Nurses’ Day May 6 with Day of Action for Safer Patient Care Across State

From Eureka in the north west corner of California to Apple Valley in the south, registered nurses who work at St. Joseph Health System hospitals will mark national nurses day May 6 with calls for safer patient care at their hospitals. —California Nurses Association, 05/05/15 More »

Nurses Welcome Introduction of Legislation to Improve Veterans’ Health Care

Nurses Welcome Introduction of Legislation to Improve Veterans’ Health Care

Registered nurses today applauded the introduction of federal legislation to improve patient care for veterans, ensure equity among federal health care workers, and enable the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to recruit and retain a strong health care work force to serve the nation’s veterans. —National Nurses United, 04/30/15 More »

Thousands of RNs Set to Strike Five Sutter Hospitals Thursday

Thousands of RNs Set to Strike Five Sutter Hospitals Thursday

Registered nurses will be on strike at hospitals operated by the profitable Sutter corporation Thursday in a one-day walkout protesting inadequate staffing and other patient care concerns and corporate demands for some 130 cuts in health coverage for the RNs and their families. —California Nurses Association, 04/29/15 More »

RN Strikes Thursday, Friday at 3 Big Los Angeles Hospitals

RN Strikes Thursday, Friday at 3 Big Los Angeles Hospitals

Thousands of California registered nurses will be on strike this week, including RNs at three major Southern California area hospitals in Los Angeles, Torrance, and Santa Monica who are among some 5,000 California RNs who will join walkouts on those days. —California Nurses Association, 04/29/15 More »

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