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More than 1800 RNs Join National Conference Call to Prepare For Haiti Disaster Relief Mission

With some 4,500 U.S. nurses signed up to volunteer for a Haiti disaster relief mission —and more than 1800 of them participating in a national conference call on Thursday —National Nurses United (NNU) today announced it will set up a command center in Miami to prepare the first team for deployment. —Press Release, 01/14/10 More »

National Conference Call TODAY For 3,400 RN Volunteers for Haiti Relief Effort

More than 3,400 registered nurses from across the U.S. have responded in less than one day to the call by the nation's largest organization of registered nurses for volunteers to provide assistance to residents of earthquake devastated Haiti —leading the RNs to now issue an urgent appeal for the public to support these efforts with donations of funds to support travel costs and medical supplies on their upcoming emergency nursing mission. —Press Release, 01/14/10 More »

Nurses Volunteer for Haiti Relief Efforts; RNs Issue Urgent Call for Public Help

More than 700 registered nurses from across the U.S. have responded in just a few hours to the call by the nation's largest organization of registered nurses for volunteers to provide assistance to residents of earthquake-devastated Haiti —and the RNs are now issuing an urgent appeal for the public to support these efforts with donations of funds to support travel costs and medical supplies on their upcoming emergency nursing mission. —Press Release, 01/13/10 More »

RN Union Issues Urgent Call for Nurse Volunteers To Assist Earthquake Ravaged Haiti

Nurse Volunteer Group to Coordinate Emergency Nursing Mission The nation’s largest organization of registered nurses tonight activated its nationwide disaster relief program to recruit nurse volunteers to provide assistance to residents of earthquake devastated Haiti, the National Nurses United announced Tuesday night. —Press Release, 01/12/10 More »

California’s Leading Reform Organizations to Chair California Fair Elections Campaign

SACRAMENTO, CA -- The California Fair Elections campaign today announced that the League of Women Voters of California, the California Clean Money Action Fund, California Common Cause, and the California Nurses Association will co-chair the campaign to pass the California Fair Elections Act on the June 8, 2010 ballot. Authored by Loni Hancock and signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the ballot measure would establish a voluntary pilot public financing program for the 2014 and 2018 Secretary of State races. —Press Release, 01/11/10 More »

Ohio Nurses Union Debunks New State Health Department Hospital Website

Limited Information Limits Effectiveness of Hospital Comparisons The Ohio affiliate of National Nurses United, the "super-union" for registered nurses, today welcomes Ohio Hospital Compare, the new website of the Ohio Department of Health, aimed at helping consumers choose a hospital by comparing quality measures—but the union cautions patients that the quality of the information is limited, thereby limiting the site’s impact. —Press Release, 01/05/10 More »

Three Years Post-Katrina, New Orleans in Healthcare Crisis and Bracing for Gustav

As America turns its attention toward New Orleans on the third anniversary of the Katrina disaster, the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) is releasing a video that conveys the impact of a second disaster facing the city – the collapse of its healthcare system. On the eve of the anniversary, as tropical storm Gustav gathers strength cities in Mississippi and Louisiana are placed on high alert, and residents express grave concerns that their basic healthcare needs will be ignored again. —Press Release, 08/27/08 More »

CNA/NNOC Nurse Volunteers Deployed To Southern California Firestorm

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee has sent volunteer registered nurses through its Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) to Southern California to assist in responding to the spreading disaster created by wildfires in the region. —Press Release, 10/25/07 More »

Reflections of Katrina Nurses: Hope and Resolve - National Nurses Group Continues Work

In the days following Hurricane Katrina, countless numbers watched, and listened, to the growing chaos in disbelief. Thousands of registered nurses from across the nation, frustrated in their efforts to volunteer through government or private relief agencies turned to the National Nurses Organizing Committee/California Nurses Association to do what they do best provide hands-on, front line care to the sick and injured. —Press Release, 08/29/07 More »

Nurses Ask: Does New Orleans Suffer from PTSD?

Citing the development of a number of worrying and long-term trends among the patient and caregiver population of post-Katrina New Orleans, registered nurses from a wide variety of clinical settings will report on the severe challenges they face delivering care in their communities. The RNs will be sounding this public health alert as part of a day-long seminar sponsored by the Registered Nurse Response Network, (RNRN), a national organization with 4,000 members which was born in the aftermath of the Gulf region devastation. —Press Release, 05/02/07 More »

Motivated by Katrina - National RN Response Network Launches

Vowing not to endure another year of government ineptitude in responding to human tragedy, the California Nurses Association (CNA) and its National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC) will announce a national RN Response Network (RNRN), appealing to RNs nationwide to join a coordinated effort to quickly move nurses into areas like those devastated last year by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. —Press Release, 08/26/06 More »

Contra Costa County Nurses Begin Two-Day Strike

Contra Costa County Nurses Begin Two-Day Strike

Nurses who work at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and clinics across the County will officially begin a two-day strike Tuesday, October 6, after what nurses say is the County’s continued failure to address serious patient care concerns they have been bringing to the County’s attention for over a year. —California Nurses Association, 12/31/69 More »

California Single Payer Bill SB 562 Takes Another Step Forward

California Single Payer Bill SB 562 Takes Another Step Forward

SB 562, the Healthy California Act, took another step forward in the California legislature Monday moving from the state Senate Appropriations Committee and appears headed to a full vote on the Senate floor by early June. First the bill will be held. More »

National People’s Summit—What’s Next for the Populist Movement—Opens Friday Night in Chicago

National People’s Summit—What’s Next for the Populist Movement—Opens Friday Night in Chicago

A broad cross section of progressive and community leaders and activists will gather in Chicago beginning Friday night June 17 through Sunday June 19 for a major forum on next steps for the populist upsurge that has characterized much of the 2016 Presidential race. —National Nurses United More »

Actors to Perform ‘The People Speak’ at People’s Summit in Chicago, Along with Music Concert

Actors to Perform ‘The People Speak’ at People’s Summit in Chicago, Along with Music Concert

An all-star lineup of renown artists will join in a special performance of dramatic readings of U.S. history Saturday night June 18 in Chicago, a key highlight of the People’s Summit gathering of progressive community leaders and activists to step up movement building in the aftermath of the enormous populist upsurge in the 2016 Presidential primary campaign. —National Nurses United More »

Nurses Join Teachers, Homeowners to Voice Opposition to Phillips 66 Oil Train Project

Nurses Join Teachers, Homeowners to Voice Opposition to Phillips 66 Oil Train Project

Registered nurse will join with teachers and homeowners Tuesday to urge Pismo city leaders to oppose a controversial Phillips 66 proposal to add five additional rail shipments a week of dirty tar sands crude oil through the center of San Luis Obispo County to Phillips’ Santa Maria refinery. —California Nurses Association More »

Nurses, Public Employees to Protest Proposed Texas Legislation

Nurses, Public Employees to Protest Proposed Texas Legislation

Registered Nurses with NNOC-Texas will rally with other public employees in Corpus Christi, Texas Thursday for a press conference and public demonstration to protest a state legislative proposal to reduce even further the rights of public sector employees in the state. —National Nurses Organizing Committee More »

10 a.m. Press Conference in front of Department of Labor

10 a.m. Press Conference in front of Department of Labor

National Nurses United today called on the the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other states to follow the landmark mandatory safeguards established by California to protect nurses, other health workers, and the public from the threat of the deadly Ebola virus. More »

California Senate Approves RN-Sponsored Bill To Reduce Workplace Violence in Hospitals

California Senate Approves RN-Sponsored Bill To Reduce Workplace Violence in Hospitals

The California Senate late Monday approved a bill intended to reduce a growing number of incidents of workplace violence in hospitals. SB 718 is authored by Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco and sponsored by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. The bill next hears to the Assembly Health Committee. —California Nurses Association More »

RNs to Unveil New Findings on California Hospital Charges

RNs to Unveil New Findings on California Hospital Charges

In the wake of Medicare data just released on individual hospital charges, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United will unveil new findings on how much hospitals jack up their charges on total costs in a Tuesday press conference in Sacramento. —California Nurses Association More »

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