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RNs to Rally for Bernie Saturday Prior to Iowa Debate

RNs to Rally for Bernie Saturday Prior to Iowa Debate

Registered nurses from Iowa and several nearby states will join Drake Students for Sen. Bernie Sanders for a rally in Des Moines Saturday, prior to the second Democratic debate. Nurses, who will be on hand from Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas as well as Iowa, will also canvass for Sanders prior to the rally, which is scheduled at Drake Park near the Drake University debate site. —National Nurses United, 11/12/15 More »

Hundreds of Nurses Will Join Million Student March Action at U.C. Berkeley

Hundreds of Nurses Will Join Million Student March Action at U.C. Berkeley

Hundreds of nurses from throughout Northern California will join a student rally at U.C. Berkeley today as part of the Million Student March national day of action, the California Nurses Association announced today. The national day of action was inspired by Sen. Bernie Sanders' idea that the goal of free public college and university could be achieved if one million students took to the streets and continued to march until it was won. —National Nurses United, 11/12/15 More »

Hundreds of Nurses Will Join Million Student March Action at U.C. Berkeley

Hundreds of Nurses Will Join Million Student March Action at U.C. Berkeley

Hundreds of nurses from throughout Northern California will join a student rally at U.C. Berkeley Thursday as part of the Million Student March national day of action, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 11/10/15 More »

Contra Costa County Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Contract

Contra Costa County Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Contract

In membership meetings held last week, Contra Costa County nurses voted overwhelmingly—by 95 percent—to ratify a new contract, the California Nurses Association announced today. “Our nurses have shown, with this vote, that what we fought for at the bargaining table was finally achieved,” says Farina Khan, Emergency Department RN. —California Nurses Association, 11/09/15 More »

Nurses Applaud President’s Decision to Reject Keystone XL

Nurses Applaud President’s Decision to Reject Keystone XL

National Nurses United congratulated President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, a project nurses have long opposed for its imminent threat to public health and its contribution to accelerating the climate crisis. “This is an important decision that will protect thousands of Americans who would face significant health hazards from the transport and refining of the dangerous tar sands oil that Keystone was proposed to carry, and it adds momentum to the fight against the harmful effects of climate change,” said NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro. —National Nurses United, 11/06/15 More »

Nurses: Final TPP Text Even Worse Than Advertised

Nurses: Final TPP Text Even Worse Than Advertised

“Despite the promises and reassurances offered by the Obama administration, the final text is even worse than prior reports had predicted. No wonder it was concealed for so long,” said RoseAnn DeMoro, NNU Executive Director and a vice-president of the AFL-CIO. “We will continue to demand that Congress reject this fatally flawed agreement, and hold accountable those legislators who vote against the public interest.” —National Nurses United, 11/05/15 More »

RNs at Marin General Will Strike Thursday, Nov. 5

RNs at Marin General Will Strike Thursday, Nov. 5

Due to management’s refusal to meaningfully address nurses’ patient care concerns, Marin General Hospital (MGH) nurses will move forward with a strike Thursday, Nov. 5, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. The walkout will involve around 520 registered nurses from MGH, who have been in negotiations with the hospital for 11 months. Nurses say patient care and workplace safety issues have not been adequately addressed—although the hospital has reported $49 million in profits over the last three years. —California Nurses Association, 11/04/15 More »

Nurses Hail Cal/OSHA’s Proposed Regulations to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

Nurses Hail Cal/OSHA’s Proposed Regulations to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

Nurses are very pleased with the Cal/OSHA Board's proposed regulations for workplace violence prevention, announced the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today. —California Nurses Association, 11/03/15 More »

Nurses Welcome TransCanada Decision to Suspend Permit Bid for Keystone XL Pipeline Project

Nurses Welcome TransCanada Decision to Suspend Permit Bid for Keystone XL Pipeline Project

National Nurses United late today welcomed the announcement that TransCanada is suspending its U.S. application for approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a project NNU, the nation’s largest nurses organization, has opposed for nearly three years as an significant threat to public health as well as for its role in accelerating the climate crisis. —National Nurses United, 11/02/15 More »

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement with Contra Costa County

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement with Contra Costa County

In a critical breakthrough, after 15 months of bargaining and a recent two-day strike, Contra Costa County nurses have reached a tentative agreement with the County, the California Nurses Association announced today. “We are pleased that the County has listened to nurses, and we feel that this agreement will help us retain the experienced nurses that our patients deserve,” said Kathy Avila, RN. “We’re grateful to all the supporters in the community who stood by us and helped us advocate for better patient care and working conditions.” More »

NNU Convention Delegates Unanimously Re-Affirm Endorsement of Bernie Sanders for President

NNU Convention Delegates Unanimously Re-Affirm Endorsement of Bernie Sanders for President

Meeting in a national convention Saturday, more than 150 National Nurses United delegates from across the U.S. voted unanimously to re-affirm the union’s endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders for President. —National Nurses United, 10/26/15 More »

RNs at Marin General Announce Plans to Strike Nov. 5

RNs at Marin General Announce Plans to Strike Nov. 5

After 10 months of stalled contract negotiations, Marin General Hospital (MGH) nurses have issued a strike notice, for a one-day strike that would, if necessary, take place Thursday, Nov. 5, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. The walkout will involve around 520 registered nurses from MGH. Nurses say they are prepared to strike, if necessary, over patient care and workplace safety issues, which have not been adequately addressed—although the hospital has reported $49 million in profits over the last three years. —California Nurses Association, 10/26/15 More »

Nurses Welcome NLRB Decision to Move Forward with Complaint Against Mega Hospital Chain CHS

Nurses Welcome NLRB Decision to Move Forward with Complaint Against Mega Hospital Chain CHS

Registered nurses across the nation welcome the National Labor Relations Board Office of General Counsel's decision to move forward with a consolidated complaint against Community Health Systems, National Nurses United announced today. —National Nurses United, 10/20/15 More »

Florida Medical Center RNs to Hold Informational Picket Wednesday

Florida Medical Center RNs to Hold Informational Picket Wednesday

To draw attention to issues that would help ensure safe patient care, registered nurses at Florida Medical Center will hold an informational picket on Wednesday, October 21, National Nurses United announced today. —National Nurses United, 10/20/15 More »

Providence Memorial RNs to Hold Protest Wednesday, Oct. 21

Providence Memorial RNs to Hold Protest Wednesday, Oct. 21

To draw attention to issues that would help ensure safe patient care, registered nurses at Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus will hold a protest on Wednesday, October 21, National Nurses United announced today. —California Nurses Association, 10/20/15 More »

The Rise of the Labor Movement in Ohio

The Rise of the Labor Movement in Ohio

Join in an afternoon of informative presentations and discussion as we examine the rise of the labor movement in Ohio. All are invited to attend what is sure to be a thought-provoking look at the history of the Ohio labor movement that explores some of the similarities between our past and present-day issues. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Ohio, 10/15/15 More »

Watsonville Council voted unanimously to pass CNA RNs’ “Safe Staffing & Patient Care Resolution.

Watsonville Council voted unanimously to pass CNA RNs’ “Safe Staffing & Patient Care Resolution.

On October 13 2015, the Watsonville City Council voted unanimously to pass CNA RNs’ “Safe Staffing & Patient Care Resolution.” This victory took several months of one-to-one meetings, 3 powerful Speak Outs, and some difficult groundwork by many of our leaders and activists. —California Nurses Association, 10/14/15 More »

Nurses to Testify at Public Hearings on Future of Daughters of Charity Hospitals

Nurses to Testify at Public Hearings on Future of Daughters of Charity Hospitals

At public hearings being held this week on the sale and transfer of six Daughters of Charity Hospitals, registered nurses will urge Attorney General Kamala Harris to include in any agreement governing the sale, a set of core principles that safeguard patient care and preserve vital services. The nurses will testify at the hearings on behalf of the 1800 RNs that work at four of the six DOC facilities and are affiliated with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 10/13/15 More »

Nurses Urge Watsonville City Council to Stand Up for Safe Patient Care

Nurses Urge Watsonville City Council to Stand Up for Safe Patient Care

Registered nurses are urging the Watsonville City Council to pass a resolution Tuesday night that calls on Watsonville Community Hospital to comply with California's safe patient nurse-to-patient ratios law and immediately rectify chronic short-staffing at the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 10/13/15 More »

RNs to March for Bernie Tuesday in Lead Up to Debate

RNs to March for Bernie Tuesday in Lead Up to Debate

Registered nurses from Nevada and other states will hold a colorful march and rally in Las Vegas Tuesday to show their support for Sen. Bernie Sanders in the lead up to the first debate of Democratic Party presidential candidates. —California Nurses Association, 10/12/15 More »

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