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RN Strikes, Pickets - Actions in 16 States Nov 12 for Improved Ebola and Patient Safety Standards

RN Strikes, Pickets - Actions in 16 States Nov 12 for Improved Ebola and Patient Safety Standards

Registered nurses from California to Maine will hold strikes, picketing, and other actions Wednesday, November 12 in 16 U.S. states and the District of Columbia – with possible support actions globally – as National Nurses United, the largest U.S. organization of nurses steps up the demand for tougher Ebola safety precautions in the nation’s hospitals. —National Nurses United, 11/10/14 More »

Talks Stall as Strike Nears for 18,000 Kaiser RNs

Talks Stall as Strike Nears for 18,000 Kaiser RNs

With strikes and other protest actions fast approaching, talks between registered nurses and one of the nation’s biggest hospital and insurance chains Kaiser Permanente stalled Thursday setting the stage for a strike by 18,000 Kaiser RNs Tuesday November 11 kicking off a historic international day of actions on Wednesday, November 12. More »

Major Settlement Agreement Reached Between NNOC-FL/NNU and Orlando Health

Major Settlement Agreement Reached Between NNOC-FL/NNU and Orlando Health

Orlando Health registered nurses are hailing a major settlement reached with the healthcare system as a critical win for nurses’ ability to freely exercise their democratic right to organize for a voice in patient care, the National Nurses Organizing Committee-Florida, (NNOC), announced today. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Forida, 11/05/14 More »

Rally to Restore Quality Patient Care at Huntington Hospital

Rally to Restore Quality Patient Care at Huntington Hospital

This Thursday registered nurses at Huntington Memorial Hospital plan a rally in an effort to restore quality patient care at HMH and to call on management to implement the highest standard of Ebola preparedness including personal protective equipment and training for healthcare workers. More »

CA Nurses Launch ‘Yes on 45’ Radio Ads: ‘Real Nurses’ Support Limit on Insurance Abuses

CA Nurses Launch ‘Yes on 45’ Radio Ads: ‘Real Nurses’ Support Limit on Insurance Abuses

Taking issue with the $57 million deceptive advertising campaign by the state’s biggest insurance giants, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United has begun a broad radio campaign to inform voters that “real nurses” support Proposition 45 to rein in excessive insurance increases that put patients at risk. —California Nurses Association, 10/31/14 More »

RN Ebola Strike, National Day of Action for Ebola Safety Standards Coast to Coast Nov. 12

RN Ebola Strike, National Day of Action for Ebola Safety Standards Coast to Coast Nov. 12

Registered nurses from California to Maine will hold strikes, picketing, and other actions Wednesday, November 12 in 12 U.S. states and the District of Columbia – with possible support actions globally – as the largest U.S. organization of nurses steps up the demand for tougher Ebola safety precautions in the nation’s hospitals. More »

University of California RNs to Speak Out on Inadequate Ebola Prep. at University Medical Centers

University of California RNs to Speak Out on Inadequate Ebola Prep. at University Medical Centers

Registered nurses at University of California medical centers will hold speak outs Tuesday and Wednesday to alert the public that UC hospitals, now being promoted as priority hospitals for treating any potential Ebola patients in California, are far from prepared, according to the frontline RNs. —California Nurses Association, 10/27/14 More »

After Congressional Hearing on Ebola Prep. National Nurses Say Mandate for Hospitals Still Needed

After Congressional Hearing on Ebola Prep. National Nurses Say Mandate for Hospitals Still Needed

Following a Congressional hearing Friday morning in Washington on Ebola and the latest confirmed Ebola patient in New York Thursday, National Nurses United said a major gap remains in U.S. preparedness – the failure of the federal government, both Congress and the White House, to mandate all hospitals to implement the highest standards and protocols to protect nurses, other health workers and the public. —National Nurses United, 10/24/14 More »

Nurses Leader to Testify to Congress on Ebola Friday

Nurses Leader to Testify to Congress on Ebola Friday

Following a day in which leaders of the nation’s largest nurses organization met with California Gov. Jerry Brown to urge his state to set a national model for optimal safety protocols for responding to the Ebola virus, National Nurses United announced it has been invited to testify before Congress Friday on the Ebola threat. —National Nurses United, 10/22/14 More »

National Nurses Statement on New CDC Ebola Guidelines

National Nurses Statement on New CDC Ebola Guidelines

National Nurses United today welcomed the call in the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for “rigorous and repeated training” for nurses and other health workers responding to the Ebola virus as NNU has been urging for two months, but said some substantial questions and concerns remain. —National Nurses United, 10/21/14 More »

Nurses to Meet with California Gov. Tuesday, Seek to Make CA a National Model for Ebola Protections

Nurses to Meet with California Gov. Tuesday, Seek to Make CA a National Model for Ebola Protections

Will California, the world’s 8th largest economy, set a national standard for the U.S. and beyond on the highest safety standards and protocols for confronting the deadly Ebola virus? That’s the proposal leaders of the National Nurses United and California Nurses Association will make to California Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday morning. —California Nurses Association, 10/20/14 More »

Nurses: Make California National Model for Safety Protections

Nurses: Make California National Model for Safety Protections

California Gov. Jerry Brown will meet with leaders of the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United Tuesday morning in Sacramento to review ways to make California the national leader in enacting the highest Ebola safety standards and protocols to protect nurses, other frontline health care workers, patients and the public. —California Nurses Association, 10/20/14 More »

Registered Nurses Kick Off National Week of Actions Mandating Highest Ebola Protocols

Registered Nurses Kick Off National Week of Actions Mandating Highest Ebola Protocols

Registered nurses in various cities across the country will kick off a national week of action today demanding that President Obama and the U.S. Congress take immediate steps to guarantee that all hospitals and healthcare employers institute the highest Ebola protocols in their facilities to protect RNs, other healthcare workers, patients and the public. —National Nurses United, 10/20/14 More »

RNs at St. Joseph Hospital Decry Management’s Response for Highest Standards of Ebola Preparation

RNs at St. Joseph Hospital Decry Management’s Response for Highest Standards of Ebola Preparation

Today, Registered Nurses at St Joseph Hospital in Orange, a hospital where RNs are not yet represented by a union, took the bold step of publicly calling on management to take immediate measures to ensure the health and safety of RNs and patients alike regarding Ebola. The RNs pointed out that the hospital, like most hospitals in America, has failed to enact adequate measures to protect against Ebola. —California Nurses Association, 10/17/14 More »

National Nurses Welcome Ebola Czar – But Say Position Needs Authority

National Nurses Welcome Ebola Czar – But Say Position Needs Authority

National Nurses United today welcomed the appointment of a White House Ebola czar, but said the move still falls short of what is needed if the Obama administration does not exercise its authority to require all hospitals to comply with the highest uniform, national safety standards with real penalties, including loss of Medicare funds, for those who fail to take those steps. —National Nurses United, 10/17/14 More »

National Nurses Praise RN for Speaking Out on Hospital Lapses in Dallas

National Nurses Praise RN for Speaking Out on Hospital Lapses in Dallas

ational Nurses United today praised Briana Aguirre, a registered nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas for speaking out about serious lapses in safety protocols at the hospital following the arrival of the late Thomas Eric Duncan with the Ebola virus. —National Nurses United, 10/16/14 More »

Nurses Call on Obama to Direct Hospitals to Follow Highest Standards for Beating Ebola

Nurses Call on Obama to Direct Hospitals to Follow Highest Standards for Beating Ebola

As News Breaks that Second Health Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola, 11,500 RNs Join National Conference Call for Nurses on Preparedness. With concern escalating across the U.S. about the threat of a wider Ebola outbreak, National Nurses United today called on President Barack Obama to “invoke his executive authority” to order all U.S. hospitals to meet the highest “uniform, national standards and protocols” in order to “safely protect patients, all healthcare workers and the public.” —National Nurses United, 10/15/14 More »

RNs to Hold National Conference Call for Nurses on Ebola Wednesday

RNs to Hold National Conference Call for Nurses on Ebola Wednesday

RNs Call for Highest Standards for Protective Gear, including Hazmat Suits, Hands-On Training After First Nurse Infected by Ebola in Dallas. 23,200 RNs Across U.S. Say Hospitals Still Lagging on Preparedness. —National Nurses United, 10/14/14 More »

Ebola – RNs Call for Highest Standards for Protective Equipment, including Hazmat Suits, Training

Ebola – RNs Call for Highest Standards for Protective Equipment, including Hazmat Suits, Training

Following news Sunday that the first U.S. nurse has now tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, National Nurses United called for all hospitals to have in place the highest standard of optimal protections, including Hazmat suits, and hands-on training to protect all RNs, other hospital personnel to confront Ebola. —National Nurses United, 10/13/14 More »

Ebola–RNs Call for Highest Standards for Protective Equipment, including Hazmat Suits and Training

Ebola–RNs Call for Highest Standards for Protective Equipment, including Hazmat Suits and Training

Following news Sunday that the first U.S. nurse has now tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, National Nurses United called for all hospitals to have in place the highest standard of optimal protections, including Hazmat suits, and hands-on training to protect all RNs, other hospital personnel to confront Ebola. —National Nurses United, 10/12/14 More »

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