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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 »

Nurses Go Public with Urgent Patient Care Issues at Las Palmas Medical Center

Nurses Go Public with Urgent Patient Care Issues at Las Palmas Medical Center

Registered nurses, members of the National Nurses Organizing Committee-Texas/National Nurses United, the largest professional association and union of registered nurses in the country with 170,000 members, will hold a rally outside Las Palmas Medical Center in El Paso on Thursday, August 18, at 11:30 a.m., to put before the public serious patient care issues at the hospital. More »

Stop Walker’s “Reverse Robbin’ Hood” Budget

A coalition of labor and community and organizations including seniors, teachers, nurses, students and public workers, will be led by Reverse Robbin’ Hood to deliver their last pennies to his friends, local corporations who have shirked their fiscal responsibility, this Wednesday. The action makes the point that Governor Walker's budget makes the wrong choices by robbing schools, seniors, working families, and the poor while giving massive tax breaks to corporations and his wealthy contributors. More »

SC Hospital RNs Protest Patient Care Cuts Tuesday

Registered nurses will hold a protest at USC University Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital this Tuesday over cuts that put patient safety at risk, the California Nurses Association announced today. At the center of the protest is safe nurse-to-patient staffing, which is critical to both patient safety and retention of experienced RNs and recruitment of new nurses. More »

Historic “Lone Star Rebellion” Organizing Drive Backdrop for 2011 Legislative Push By Texas RNs

Capping a historic year that saw nearly 2,000 registered nurses at five Texas hospitals vote to join the National Nurses Organizing Committee-Texas, an affiliate of National Nurses United, RNs will hold a media availability at the state Capitol on the legislature’s opening day to discuss their legislative agenda for 2011. NNU now represents 160,000 nurses nationally, and is the fastest-growing union by far in the nation and the state. More »

Children’s Oakland RNs Propose Better Safety Measures

Registered Nurses from Children’s Hospital Oakland Thursday called on hospital executives to take significant steps to stem workplace violence and improve public safety for patients, nurses, and other staff in the wake of incidents at Children’s and other hospitals, such as the recent death of an RN in Contra Costa County. —Press Release More »

National Nurses United Salutes the Minnesota Nurses - Association for Historic Patient Care Strike o

The 155,000 Registered Nurses of National Nurses United (NNU) today salute and honor their brave colleagues of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) for their historic decision to stage a major strike in defense of the patient care and safety standards at their hospitals. More »

Royal Subjects to File Initiative to Crown Queen Meg of California

One day after first greeting her adoring subjects outside a gala Beverly Hills event, Queen Meg of California will grace Sacramento with an unusual and highly-anticipated double appearance this Friday, April 23. More »

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