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Nurses Plan GOTV Mobilization Oct. 25 to Win Seats on Sarasota Memorial Hospital Board

Nurses Plan GOTV Mobilization Oct. 25 to Win Seats on Sarasota Memorial Hospital Board

Nurses from throughout Southwest Florida will gather October 25 to get out the vote for five Sarasota Memorial Hospital Board candidates that they say will promote improved patient safety at the hospital. —National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United - Florida, 10/24/16 More »

RN Report: Pharma Giants Spend Far More on Marketing, Sales Than They Do on Research and Development

RN Report: Pharma Giants Spend Far More on Marketing, Sales Than They Do on Research and Development

In justifying skyrocketing drug prices, the pharmaceutical industry typically claims that it needs massive profits to conduct research and development (R&D) for critical new medications. But the drug giants actually spend far more of their enormous wealth on marketing and sales than they do on R&D —California Nurses Association, 10/21/16 More »

Nurses Celebrate California’s New Regulations to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

Nurses Celebrate California’s New Regulations to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) today voted unanimously to approve nation-leading regulations to prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings. —California Nurses Association, 10/20/16 More »

Nurses Vote Unanimously to Ratify Contract With San Leandro Hospital

Nurses Vote Unanimously to Ratify Contract With San Leandro Hospital

Registered nurses at San Leandro Hospital voted unanimously to ratify a new contract, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 10/19/16 More »

Nurses Rally to Support Passage of Regulations Preventing Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

Nurses Rally to Support Passage of Regulations Preventing Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

On Thursday Oct. 20, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) will conduct a vote on whether to adopt finalized regulations to prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings—and dozens of nurses will be gathering to support the regulations passing. —California Nurses Association, 10/19/16 More »

Nurses Ratify Contract with Allina Health

Nurses Ratify Contract with Allina Health

(St. Paul) – October 13, 2016 – A majority of the striking nurses represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association have voted in favor of the tentative agreement with Allina Health reached on October 11. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MNA, 10/17/16 More »

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Hosts San Francisco Rally for Lower Drug Price Initiative

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Hosts San Francisco Rally for Lower Drug Price Initiative

Wrapping up the first week of early voting, Yes on Prop 61/Californians for Lower Drug Prices announced today that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will appear in San Francisco at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on Saturday —Roger Salazar, Spokesperson, Yes on Prop 61, 10/14/16 More »

Nurses at San Leandro Hospital Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Nurses at San Leandro Hospital Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Registered nurses at San Leandro Hospital have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that extends safe patient care standards, strengthens nurse recruitment and retention, and improves educational opportunities for RNs, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 10/14/16 More »

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Hosts LA Rally for Lower Drug Price Initiative, Yes on Prop 61

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Hosts LA Rally for Lower Drug Price Initiative, Yes on Prop 61

Wrapping up the first week of early voting, Yes on Prop 61/Californians for Lower Drug Prices announced today that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will appear in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon —Roger Salazar, Spokesperson, Yes on Prop 61, 10/13/16 More »

New RN Report: Pharma CEOs Reaped $2.8 Billion Last Year While Implementing Massive Price Hikes

New RN Report: Pharma CEOs Reaped $2.8 Billion Last Year While Implementing Massive Price Hikes

Top pharmaceutical executives are making billions of dollars in compensation while implementing skyrocketing price increases for essential medications, according a new research report released today by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 10/10/16 More »

Yes on Prop. 61: Veterans, Nurses and Elected Officials to Hold Press Conference in San Francisco

Yes on Prop. 61: Veterans, Nurses and Elected Officials to Hold Press Conference in San Francisco

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos and San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim will join Veterans; Co-President of the California Nurses Association Deborah Burger, and others at a press conference where they will rally supporters to stand up against the pharmaceutical giants. —California Nurses Association, 10/10/16 More »

Registered Nurse Response Network Sends Nurse Volunteers to Assist With First Aid at Standing Rock

Registered Nurse Response Network Sends Nurse Volunteers to Assist With First Aid at Standing Rock

National Nurses United (NNU)’s Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), a national network of volunteer direct-care RNs, will deploy nurse volunteers to help existing medical volunteers at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation meet first aid needs for thousands of land and water protectors as winter approaches, NNU announced today. —National Nurses United, 10/10/16 More »

Nurses at Alameda Hospital Vote Unanimously to Approve New Contract

Nurses at Alameda Hospital Vote Unanimously to Approve New Contract

Registered nurses at Alameda Hospital in Alameda, Calif. voted unanimously to ratify a new contract, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 10/07/16 More »

Nurses Applaud San Luis Obispo Vote to Reject Phillips 66 Oil Train Project, Cite Public Safety

Nurses Applaud San Luis Obispo Vote to Reject Phillips 66 Oil Train Project, Cite Public Safety

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today welcomed the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission vote Wednesday to reject a controversial Phillips 66 proposal to transport millions of gallons of crude tar sands oil through the county by rail every week. —California Nurses Association, 10/06/16 More »

Allina Hospitals Charge Patients at Nearly 3 Times the Cost, Among Highest in Minnesota

Allina Hospitals Charge Patients at Nearly 3 Times the Cost, Among Highest in Minnesota

Allina Health sets charges for patient services at nearly three times its costs, with Allina hospitals ranking among the most expensive in the state of Minnesota, according to data released today by National Nurses United (NNU). —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MNA, 10/05/16 More »

New Nurses’ Research Report on Prop 61 - How Big Pharma Manipulates Patent Laws to Protect Profits

New Nurses’ Research Report on Prop 61 - How Big Pharma Manipulates Patent Laws to Protect Profits

Major pharmaceutical corporations exploit patent law, including with minor variations on existing drugs, to protect and expand their windfall profits, according to the latest in a series of research reports released today by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 10/04/16 More »

NLRB Moves Forward with Another Massive Complaint Against Mega Hospital Chain CHS

NLRB Moves Forward with Another Massive 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 yet another massive consolidated complaint against healthcare giant Community Health Systems, and for the first time, Quorum Health Corporation, for numerous alleged labor violations, National Nurses United announced today. —National Nurses United, 09/29/16 More »

San Joaquin County Registered Nurses Vote Enthusiastically to Ratify New Contract

San Joaquin County Registered Nurses Vote Enthusiastically to Ratify New Contract

Registered nurses voted by an overwhelming majority to ratify a new contract covering the 600 RNs working at San Joaquin General Hospital and throughout the San Joaquin County Health Service Agency, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/29/16 More »

Antelope Valley Hospital Nurses To Strike Wednesday Sept. 28

Antelope Valley Hospital Nurses To Strike Wednesday Sept. 28

With contract talks still stalled, Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) nurses will strike today, Wednesday, Sept. 28, the California Nurses Association announced. —California Nurses Association, 09/28/16 More »

Huge Win for Patients – Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Protect Patients in ‘Observation’ Settings

Huge Win for Patients – Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Protect Patients in ‘Observation’ Settings

In a huge victory for patients subject to lesser protections in some hospital settings, and economic sticker shock when then transferred to a nursing home, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday afternoon to substantially reform the use of “observation status” by California hospitals. —California Nurses Association, 09/27/16 More »

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