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Newton Wellesley Hospital Nurses To Hold a Vote to  Authorize a One-Day Strike on Wednesday, June 1

Newton Wellesley Hospital Nurses To Hold a Vote to Authorize a One-Day Strike on Wednesday, June 1

Wellesley, MA -- The registered nurses of Newton Wellesley Hospital, who are negotiating a new contract with Partners HealthCare, have scheduled a vote by the membership on Wednesday, June 10 to authorize a one-day strike to protest efforts by Partners to boost its multi-million dollar profits margin by cutting patients’ access to appropriate nursing care. —National Nurses United, 06/08/15 More »

Registered Nurses Step Up Campaign to Stop Fast Track With New Radio Ads

Registered Nurses Step Up Campaign to Stop Fast Track With New Radio Ads

The registered nurses of National Nurses United (NNU) are stepping up pressure on several members of Congress, urging them to vote “No” when the US House of Representatives considers Fast Track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). —National Nurses United, 06/05/15 More »

Eastern Maine Medical Center RNs Overwhelmingly Vote to Authorize Strike

Eastern Maine Medical Center RNs Overwhelmingly Vote to Authorize Strike

On Thursday, June 4, registered nurses at EMMC voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, if no progress is made in addressing the many patient safety concerns throughout the medical center, including unsafe staffing. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 06/05/15 More »

Nurses Call on Rep. Susan Davis to Vote No on Fast Track Legislation

Nurses Call on Rep. Susan Davis to Vote No on Fast Track Legislation

Registered nurse members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) will gather in San Diego on Friday at Congress member Susan Davis to say no to Fast Track legislation—which will soon come up for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. —California Nurses Association, 06/04/15 More »

Cook County RNs to Picket Stroger Hospital Friday Over Short Staffing and Wage Theft

Cook County RNs to Picket Stroger Hospital Friday Over Short Staffing and Wage Theft

Cook County Health and Hospital System (CCHHS), registered nurses, joined by community supporters, will picket John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital Friday, June 5, to protest growing problems with safe staffing and "wage theft," the denial of earned pay by hospital officials.The RNs, who are represented by National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC), an affiliate of National Nurses United, voted in late April to authorize their nurse negotiating team to call a strike, if necessary, over inadequate staffing and other pressing issues. —National Nurses Organizing Committee , 06/04/15 More »

RNs to Picket St. Joseph’s Medical Center Friday Voice Concern Over Safe Staffing Issues

RNs to Picket St. Joseph’s Medical Center Friday Voice Concern Over Safe Staffing Issues

Citing concern over safe staffing issues, St. Joseph’s Medical Center (SJMC), registered nurses will hold an informational picket on Friday, June 5, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. According to SJMC nurses, the Emergency Department and other hospital units are experiencing systemic levels of unsafe nurse-to-patient staffing ratios, an issue that nurses, backed by countless studies, say puts patients’ lives at risk. —California Nurses Association, 06/04/15 More »

Tentative Pact for Registered Nurses at DC’s Biggest Hospital, Medstar Washington Hospital Center

Tentative Pact for Registered Nurses at DC’s Biggest Hospital, Medstar Washington Hospital Center

Registered nurses at Washington DC’s largest hospital, Medstar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC), reached a tentative agreement with hospital officials Monday on a new collective bargaining contract that achieves significant patient care as well as economic improvements that nurses say will promote RN recruitment and retention. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Washington DC, 06/01/15 More »

Nurses and Patient Advocates to Testify at Hearing on Hospital Profit Transparency & Fairness Act

Nurses and Patient Advocates to Testify at Hearing on Hospital Profit Transparency & Fairness Act

Nurses and health care advocates will testify at a hearing before the Massachusetts Health Care Financing Committee on the Hospital Profit Transparency and Fairness Act. —Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 06/01/15 More »

RNs at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Overwhelmingly Vote to Ratify New Contract

RNs at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Overwhelmingly Vote to Ratify New Contract

At membership meetings on Wednesday, registered nurses at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (SVMH) voted overwhelmingly—by 98.5 percent—to ratify a new contract with the hospital, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —California Nurses Association, 05/28/15 More »

Eastern Maine Medical Center Refuses to Address Key Safety Issues as RNs’ Contract Expires

Eastern Maine Medical Center Refuses to Address Key Safety Issues as RNs’ Contract Expires

The three-year contract between Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) and the registered nurses represented by the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNU) is set to expire as the Medical Center refuses to address nurses’ safety concerns. —National Nurses United, 05/28/15 More »

As City Prepares to Vote on Wage Theft Ordinance, Lift Up El Paso Invites Media on Wage Theft Tour

As City Prepares to Vote on Wage Theft Ordinance, Lift Up El Paso Invites Media on Wage Theft Tour

On Thursday, May 28, Lift Up El Paso (a coalition of community organizations and unions) will offer media a guided tour of the wage theft problem in our city —with a mobile tour that will stop to picket at a local wage theft offender, ending with a rally at City Hall, where the El Paso City Council will soon vote on a Wage Theft Ordinance to hold local businesses accountable for fairly paying their workers. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Texas, 05/26/15 More »

RNs Retain Critical Charge Nurse Position, Uphold Patient Care in Tentative Contract with SVMH

RNs Retain Critical Charge Nurse Position, Uphold Patient Care in Tentative Contract with SVMH

Registered nurses at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (SVMH) have reached a tentative contract agreement with hospital officials, protecting the vital clinical role of the charge nurse, a key issue in the contract fight that will strengthen quality of care at the hospital, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —California Nurses Association, 05/22/15 More »

San Luis Obispo County RNs, Parents, Residents Gather to Protest Refugio Oil Spill, Stop Oil Trains

San Luis Obispo County RNs, Parents, Residents Gather to Protest Refugio Oil Spill, Stop Oil Trains

Nurses, parents and other San Luis Obispo county residents will gather downtown Thursday evening before the weekly SLO Farmers’ Market to protest Tuesday’s oil spill at Refugio State Beach, 50 miles south of SLO. In light of this environmental catastrophe, they will also bring renewed emphasis to their pre-existing call for county officials to oppose the Phillips 66 Oil Train Project. —California Nurses Association, 05/20/15 More »

Sen. Bernie Sanders Introduces Free College Bill, Powered by Robin Hood Tax

Sen. Bernie Sanders Introduces Free College Bill, Powered by Robin Hood Tax

Washington, D.C. – A broad coalition of nurses, students, religious and civil rights groups, environmentalists, labor and housing advocates today enthusiastically welcomed plans by Sen. Bernie Sanders to introduce two new Senate bills Tuesday that would impose a small fee on Wall Street speculation to pay for college education for all and other critical community needs. —Robin Hood Tax On Wall Street, 05/18/15 More »

Nurses Join Teachers, Parents and Students to Voice  Opposition to Phillips 66 Oil Train Project

Nurses Join Teachers, Parents and Students to Voice Opposition to Phillips 66 Oil Train Project

The city of San Luis Obispo last month became the first in the county to declare its opposition to the Phillips 66 project. Cities and schools boards in blast zone communities north and south of the county have also sent in letters opposing Phillip 66’s oil train project. —California Nurses Association, 05/18/15 More »

Registered Nurses at SVMH Plan Strike May 27

Registered Nurses at SVMH Plan Strike May 27

Nurses voted to authorize a strike in December 2014 and since that time have participated in further bargaining, mediation, a "cooling off" period, and agreed upon the appointment of a neutral third party who released a fact-finding report last month. —California Nurses Association, 05/15/15 More »

Texas Legend Jim Hightower to Join El Paso Forum May 14 to Highlight Dangers of Trade Pact

Texas Legend Jim Hightower to Join El Paso Forum May 14 to Highlight Dangers of Trade Pact

Former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower, also well known as a national radio commentator, columnist, and prolific author, will join with El Paso labor, community, and faith based organizations in two events Thursday, May 14 to highlight opposition to a controversial trade pact. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Texas, 05/13/15 More »

Nurses Demonstrate for Patient Care Bill & Against VA Management Attacks

Nurses Demonstrate for Patient Care Bill & Against VA Management Attacks

Registered nurses marked International Nurses’ Day with two actions in the District of Columbia aimed at protecting patients and caregivers. —National Nurses United, 05/12/15 More »

U.S. Court of Appeals to CHS: Repay Unions for Willful Bargaining Failures

U.S. Court of Appeals to CHS: Repay Unions for Willful Bargaining Failures

The District of Columbia-based U.S. Court of Appeals has issued a rare, scathing order to the nation’s largest for-profit hospital chain, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, requiring it to repay all of a union’s costs incurred in efforts to bargain a contract for registered nurses at a San Diego hospital. Writing for the court May 8, Senior Judge Harry Edwards, the court’s former Chief Judge, rejected CHS’ Fallbrook Hospital’s appeal of an April, 2014, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that Fallbrook acted in an “obstinate and pugnacious” manner in unlawfully refusing to bargain with nurses represented by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —National Nurses United, 05/08/15 More »

Hundreds of California RNs to Gather at Capitol May 12

Hundreds of California RNs to Gather at Capitol May 12

Hundreds of registered nurses from across California will gather in Sacramento Tuesday, May 12 on the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale to encourage state legislators to step up efforts to improve protections for hospital patients, and stop an attack on regulatory safeguards. —California Nurses Association, 05/08/15 More »

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