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New NLRB Trial Against CHS, Quorum and Affiliates for Multiple and Repeated Labor Violations Begins

New NLRB Trial Against CHS, Quorum and Affiliates for Multiple and Repeated Labor Violations Begins

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will commence a new trial against Community Health Systems (CHS) and its affiliates, for multiple and repeated labor violations, on Monday, March 27 in Beaver, W.Va. —National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United - West Virginia, 03/27/17 More »

Nurses Welcome Defeat of Flawed Health Bill, Real Fix of ACA Would Be Medicare For All, Say RNs

Nurses Welcome Defeat of Flawed Health Bill, Real Fix of ACA Would Be Medicare For All, Say RNs

National Nurses United hailed the decision of House Republican leaders to abandon their fatally flawed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with legislation that would be far worse – throwing 24 million people off health coverage and driving up costs for millions more. —National Nurses United, 03/24/17 More »

Nurses: Keystone XL Pipeline Still Significant Threat to Public Health and Climate Change

Nurses: Keystone XL Pipeline Still Significant Threat to Public Health and Climate Change

Nurses remain adamantly opposed to construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, and will continue to speak out and join public protests against the project, warning of the consequences for public health and the acceleration of the damaging effects of the climate crisis, said National Nurses United today. —National Nurses United, 03/24/17 More »

Nurses Announce Opposition to Judge Gorsuch, Support Filibuster

Nurses Announce Opposition to Judge Gorsuch, Support Filibuster

National Nurses United today announced its formal opposition to the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and said it will support plans for Senate Democrats to demand the nomination meet a 60-vote threshold, joining the opposition expressed by civil rights, civil liberties, and other organizations. —National Nurses United, 03/24/17 More »

As Showdown Vote Nears, Nurses Urge House Members to Reject Draconian AHCA Bill

As Showdown Vote Nears, Nurses Urge House Members to Reject Draconian AHCA Bill

Calling the proposed American Health Care Act “a mortal threat to the health and wellbeing of our patients and to the health security of our country,” National Nurses United (NNU) today urged all House members to defeat the proposed bill in the upcoming showdown vote Thursday. —National Nurses United, 03/23/17 More »

March and Rally for the Healthy California Act SB562, Sunday 3/26 in Downtown Los Angeles

March and Rally for the Healthy California Act SB562, Sunday 3/26 in Downtown Los Angeles

Advocates including nurses, seniors, healthcare providers, students and immigrants, plan a march and rally in support of the Healthy California Act, SB 562, a bill that guarantees healthcare to all Californians by establishing a Medicare for all-type system, on March 26th in downtown Los Angeles. —Healthy California, 03/23/17 More »

Community Briefing Planned March 26 in Roseville, Ca. on the Healthy California Act SB 562

Community Briefing Planned March 26 in Roseville, Ca. on the Healthy California Act SB 562

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to a community briefing in Roseville on March 26 to learn about SB 562, a bill introduced in the California Senate last month that would guarantee healthcare to all Californians by establishing a Medicare for all type system. —Healthy California, 03/23/17 More »

Nurses, Arturo Carmona to Discuss Key Congressional Race, Impact of Affordable Care Act Repeal Vote

Nurses, Arturo Carmona to Discuss Key Congressional Race, Impact of Affordable Care Act Repeal Vote

Registered nurse members of the CNA/NNU will join with Congressional candidate Arturo Carmona Wednesday for a press conference on the pending vote in the House on the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the impact on Californians, and the way favored by Carmona and nurses to guarantee health care for all, a Medicare for all type system. —California Nurses Association, 03/21/17 More »

Ohio Bill Seeking Safety Limits on Number of Patients Assigned to RNs Gets First Hearing

Ohio Bill Seeking Safety Limits on Number of Patients Assigned to RNs Gets First Hearing

On Tues. March 21, S.B. 55, the Ohio Patient Protection Act—a bill by National Nurses Organizing Committee-Ohio/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) which sets specific limits on how many patients Ohio nurses can care for at once—will get its first hearing, with testimony by sponsor Senator Michael Skindell. —National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United - Ohio, 03/20/17 More »

Nurses Endorse Arturo Carmona in Los Angeles Congressional Race

Nurses Endorse Arturo Carmona in Los Angeles Congressional Race

National Nurses United, which includes the California Nurses Association, today announced its support for Arturo Carmona for Congress in the 34th Congressional district special election April 4. —California Nurses Association, 03/17/17 More »

Healthy California Act Town Halls Kick Off Saturday in Southern California

Healthy California Act Town Halls Kick Off Saturday in Southern California

The first in a series of town hall meetings planned throughout the state, in support of the Healthy California Act SB 562, will be held March 18th and 19th in Fullerton, Pomona, Covina and Riverside, Ca. California state senators have been invited to attend and Sen. Leyva has confirmed she will be participating in the Pomona town Hall. —California Nurses Association, 03/17/17 More »

Nurses: Proposed Budget Latest Attack on the Public Protections and the Most Vulnerable People

Nurses: Proposed Budget Latest Attack on the Public Protections and the Most Vulnerable People

National Nurses United today sharply criticized President Trump’s proposed federal budget as a broad attack on public protections that also targets some of the nation’s most vulnerable people while shifting resources to the least needed areas. —National Nurses United, 03/16/17 More »

Nurses Applaud San Luis Obispo County Vote to Uphold Rejection of Phillips 66 Train Project

Nurses Applaud San Luis Obispo County Vote to Uphold Rejection of Phillips 66 Train Project

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United welcomed the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors vote to uphold the Planning Commission's rejection of a controversial proposal by Phillip 66 to transport millions of gallons of crude tar sands oil through the county by rail every week. —California Nurses Association, 03/15/17 More »

Nurses: GOP Plan Would Abandon Millions of Americans with Less Coverage, Higher Costs

Nurses: GOP Plan Would Abandon Millions of Americans with Less Coverage, Higher Costs

National Nurses United today sharply criticized the Republicans’ proposed healthcare “repeal and replace” bill as a cruel abandonment of the gains made under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and a betrayal of the promises made by candidate Donald Trump to ensure that “we’re going to have healthcare for everybody” that is “far less expensive and far better.” —National Nurses United, 03/07/17 More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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