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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 »

Nina Pham Joins Infectious Disease Control Expert Sean Kaufman at 2015 MNA Convention in Hyannis

Nina Pham Joins Infectious Disease Control Expert Sean Kaufman at 2015 MNA Convention in Hyannis

A year ago, Nina Pham awoke with a high temperature and drove herself to the hospital. A few days earlier, the registered nurse had learned that one of her patients at TexasHealthPresbyterian Hospital in Dallas had died from an Ebola infection he had carried from Liberia. Now Nina had it too. But her diagnosis was a shock only to the extent that she was the first person to contract Ebola on United States soil. Otherwise, it should not have surprised anyone. —Massachusetts Nurses Association , 10/08/15 More »

Today- Nurse Fired for Union, Patient Advocacy Joins White House Summit on Worker Voice

Today- Nurse Fired for Union, Patient Advocacy Joins White House Summit on Worker Voice

A California registered nurse, fired by a major Los Angeles area hospital for speaking out for union representation and patient protections, will be in the White House Wednesday, is participating in a White House Worker Voice Summit. —National Nurses United, 10/07/15 More »

RNs Call for Congress to Reject Latest Trade Pact

RNs Call for Congress to Reject Latest Trade Pact

National Nurses United today urged Congress members to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership final agreement warning there remains inadequate guarantees to assure patients and consumers will not be harmed by pharmaceutical price gouging. —National Nurses United, 10/05/15 More »

Contra Costa County Executives Lose Effort to Block Walkout

Contra Costa County Executives Lose Effort to Block Walkout

Nurses who work at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and clinics across the County remain on track to begin a two-day strike Tuesday, October 6 after County officials lost court efforts today to enjoin the walkout. —California Nurses Association, 10/02/15 More »

White House Invites Nurse Fired for Speaking Out at Huntington Hospital to National Summit

White House Invites Nurse Fired for Speaking Out at Huntington Hospital to National Summit

Registered nurses will hold a press conference Monday at Pasadena City Hall as a send-off for RN, Allysha Almada, who has been invited by President Obama to participate in the White House Summit on Worker Voice in Washington D.C. on Oct. 7. —California Nurses Association, 10/02/15 More »

RNs Speak Out on Ethical, Patient Care Concerns as St. Joseph Health/Providence Health Merger Looms

RNs Speak Out on Ethical, Patient Care Concerns as St. Joseph Health/Providence Health Merger Looms

Registered nurses from a council of all nine St. Joseph Health system (SJH) hospitals will hold a press event Wednesday at St. Joseph of Orange hospital, at which they will outline their concerns with the proposed merger between Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health. —California Nurses Association, 09/30/15 More »

RNs at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and County Clinics Announce Plans to Strike October 6-7

RNs at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and County Clinics Announce Plans to Strike October 6-7

After more than a year of negotiations and Contra Costa County’s continued refusal to address deteriorating patient care conditions at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and numerous County clinics—County nurses will hold a two-day strike October 6-7, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. The walkout will involve nearly 1,000 County RNs, nurse practitioners and public health nurses. —National Nurses United, 09/24/15 More »

Contra Costa County Nurses Call on Supervisors to Invest in Patient Care, Not Replacement RNs

Contra Costa County Nurses Call on Supervisors to Invest in Patient Care, Not Replacement RNs

Registered nurses who work in Contra Costa County's public hospital, jail and clinics today sharply condemned a decision by County Supervisors to spend $3.7 million to fund replacement nurses during a potential strike—rather than directing those resources toward settling a contract that addresses the RNs' concerns for improving patient care. —California Nurses Association, 09/22/15 More »

RNs Urge City Council: Pass Resolution, Make Watsonville Community Hospital Comply with Staffing Law

RNs Urge City Council: Pass Resolution, Make Watsonville Community Hospital Comply with Staffing Law

Registered nurses will testify on deteriorating patient care conditions at Watsonville Community Hospital at the Watsonville City Council Tuesday night and ask for their support on a resolution citing the need to immediately rectify chronic short-staffing at the hospital. More »

Nurses Calling on Watsonville Community Hospital to Comply with California RN Staffing Law

Nurses Calling on Watsonville Community Hospital to Comply with California RN Staffing Law

Registered nurses will testify on deteriorating patient care conditions at Watsonville Community Hospital at the Watsonville City Council Tuesday night and ask for their support on a resolution citing the need to immediately rectify chronic short-staffing at the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 09/22/15 More »

Nurses Overwhelmingly Approve Contracts for 8000 RNs at 17 HCA-Affiliated Hospitals in Five States

Nurses Overwhelmingly Approve Contracts for 8000 RNs at 17 HCA-Affiliated Hospitals in Five States

Registered nurses voted overwhelmingly to ratify new collective bargaining agreements covering nearly 8,000 RNs at 17 HCA-affiliated hospitals in five states, National Nurses United announced today. —National Nurses United, 09/22/15 More »

Henry Mayo Valencia Hospital RNs Ratify 3-Year Pact

Henry Mayo Valencia Hospital RNs Ratify 3-Year Pact

Registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia Thursday night voted to approve a new three-year contract agreement that provides some additional patient care protections and economic gains. —California Nurses Association, 09/18/15 More »

NNU Co-President to Represent Sen. Bernie Sanders at Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention

NNU Co-President to Represent Sen. Bernie Sanders at Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention

Karen Higgins, co-president of the nation’s largest RN organization National Nurses United who is also a Massachusetts RN, will represent Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention in Springfield, Ma. Saturday morning. —National Nurses United, 09/18/15 More »

RNs Reach Tentative Agreements That Cover Nearly 8000 RNs in 17 HCA-Affiliated Hospitals

RNs Reach Tentative Agreements That Cover Nearly 8000 RNs in 17 HCA-Affiliated Hospitals

Nurses will hold membership meetings to vote on whether to ratify the proposed agreements through Monday. The pacts affect RNs at ten HCA hospitals in Florida, four in Texas, and one each in Missouri, Kansas, and Nevada. The agreements make substantial strides for working conditions for RNs, patient care standards and the quality of care at the 17 facilities as well as noteworthy economic gains. All the RNs are represented by the National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC) /National Nurses United (NNU) -- the largest organization of registered nurses in the country, with 185,000 members. —National Nurses Organizing Committee , 09/18/15 More »

National Nurses United Responds to The View’s Disparaging Remarks about Nurses

National Nurses United Responds to The View’s Disparaging Remarks about Nurses

National Nurses United (NNU), the largest organization of nurses in the U.S., would like to express disappointment regarding ABC show The View’s disparaging, patronizing and misinformed comments on nursing. —National Nurses United, 09/16/15 More »

NNU Urges Congress: Guarantee Lifetime Health Care Coverage for 9/11 First Responders

NNU Urges Congress: Guarantee Lifetime Health Care Coverage for 9/11 First Responders

National Nurses United, the nation’s largest nurses’ union and professional association, representing 190,000 RNs across the country, is urging Congress to support S. 928 / H.R. 1786, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act. —National Nurses United, 09/16/15 More »

North County Cares Coalition to Host a North Adams Mayoral Candidates Forum at the American Legion

North County Cares Coalition to Host a North Adams Mayoral Candidates Forum at the American Legion

Since the former North Adams Regional Hospital abruptly closed on March 28, 2014, residents in Northern Berkshire County have been anxiously awaiting answers about the future of the region’s health care and its economy. On Tuesday night, for the first time since the closure, residents will have a chance to hear from candidates in a mayoral election. Richard Alcombright, John Barrett III and Eric Rudd will take questions from a panel of residents and from the audience during a forum moderated by Adams Town Moderator Ed Driscoll. —Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United , 09/11/15 More »

Oak Hill Hospital Nurses Plan Picket Sept. 14,  Urge Hospital Compliance with Staffing Plan

Oak Hill Hospital Nurses Plan Picket Sept. 14,  Urge Hospital Compliance with Staffing Plan

Registered nurses at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville will hold an informational picket and rally on Sept. 14 to urge that the hospital consistently comply with its own staffing plan and take additional steps to improve the recruitment and retention of experienced RNs. —National Nurses United, 09/10/15 More »

Tentative Pact for RNs at Henry Mayo Valencia Hospital

Tentative Pact for RNs at Henry Mayo Valencia Hospital

Registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia have reached a tentative agreement with hospital officials on a new three-year collective bargaining pact that ends a months-long dispute, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. More »

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