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RNs: Time to Set Accountability Standards on Charity Care, New Bill Introduced

RNs: Time to Set Accountability Standards on Charity Care, New Bill Introduced

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United is again joining with State Senator Bob Wieckowski of Fremont in an effort to require California non-profit hospitals to meet public accountability standards on how much charity care and community benefit services they provide, in exchange for the generous tax benefits they receive in return. —California Nurses Association, 02/24/15 More »

San Mateo County Nurses Contract Improves Patient Care and Strengthens the County Health System

San Mateo County Nurses Contract Improves Patient Care and Strengthens the County Health System

Registered nurses have reached a tentative contract agreement with San Mateo County that they say will lead to improved patient care and strengthen the County health system. Nurses secured wage improvements that will help retain experienced nurses, added workplace violence protections, and expanded a committee of RNs tasked with addressing patient care concerns, among other gains. —California Nurses Association, 02/23/15 More »

CNA Statement on Sale of Daughters of Charity Hospitals—All Hospitals Should Meet Same Criteria

CNA Statement on Sale of Daughters of Charity Hospitals—All Hospitals Should Meet Same Criteria

California’s largest nurses organization, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today issued the following statement on the conditional approval of the sale of six Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) hospitals in the Bay Area and Los Angeles that were “on life support,” facing imminent bankruptcy, huge reductions in patient services, and closure. —National Nurses United, 02/20/15 More »

Nurses Condemn Illinois Governor’s Rauner’s Austerity Budget Attack on Health Care

Nurses Condemn Illinois Governor’s Rauner’s Austerity Budget Attack on Health Care

National Nurses United, the largest nurses organization in the nation and in Illinois, today condemned Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal for draconian cuts in critical public services that nurses said could have a devastating effect, especially on retirees and low and moderate income residents in need of medical care. —National Nurses United, 02/18/15 More »

Enloe RN’s Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Pact

Enloe RN’s Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Pact

CHICO—Registered nurses at Enloe Medical Center in Chico have overwhelmingly approved a new three year contract covering 860 RNs affiliated with the California Nurses Association. —California Nurses Association, 02/18/15 More »

Nurses to Rally At Attorney General’s Sacramento Office Tuesday

Nurses to Rally At Attorney General’s Sacramento Office Tuesday

Dozens of Daughters of Charity registered nurses, joined by other hospital workers, will rally outside the offices of Attorney General Kamala Harris calling on her to approve the sale of six endangered California Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) hospitals to Prime Healthcare without conditions that would likely scuttle the sale and force the hospitals to close. —California Nurses Association, 02/16/15 More »

Sutter Roseville Nurses Vote by 96% To Authorize Strike

Sutter Roseville Nurses Vote by 96% To Authorize Strike

ROSEVILLE—Registered nurses at Sutter Roseville Medical Center turned out in overwhelming numbers Thursday, and voted by 96 percent to authorize a strike to protest the Medical Center's refusal to address staffing and patient care concerns—part of a wider pattern, nurses say, of the Sutter Health chain putting profits over safe care delivery. —California Nurses Association, 02/13/15 More »

RNs to Join Martinez Refinery Workers on Picket Line Thursday

RNs to Join Martinez Refinery Workers on Picket Line Thursday

In a show of support for striking refinery workers and their fight for stronger health and safety standards, registered nurses will hold a press conference with them Thursday in Martinez, Ca. Environmental organizations are also expected to join. —California Nurses Association, 02/11/15 More »

Nurses Strengthen Patient Advocacy, Improve Wages In New Contract With Enloe Medical Center

Nurses Strengthen Patient Advocacy, Improve Wages In New Contract With Enloe Medical Center

Registered nurses at Enloe Medical Center in Chico have reached a tentative contract agreement with the hospital that they say will provide more time for nurses who provide bedside care to address patient care concerns, as well as economic gains that promote the retention of experienced nurses. —California Nurses Association, 02/10/15 More »

Nurses Condemn Illinois Governor’s Anti-Worker Executive Order

Nurses Condemn Illinois Governor’s Anti-Worker Executive Order

National Nurses United, the largest organization of nurses in the U.S. and in Illinois late Monday condemned an executive order by new Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner that is intended to dismantle public employee unions, that nurses warn could cause serious harm to public health and safety. —National Nurses Organizing Committee-Illinois, 02/09/15 More »

Nurses Support Steelworkers Oil Fight for Fair Refinery Contract

Nurses Support Steelworkers Oil Fight for Fair Refinery Contract

NNU is especially alarmed at the serious threat for workers and residents of local communities near the refineries posed by unsafe staffing levels, excessive worker overtime demands, and the reports of daily occurrences of fires, emissions, leaks and explosions that put tens of thousands of people in danger. —National Nurses United, 02/09/15 More »

Hospital Giant Community Health Systems Ordered to Pay $2 Million For RN Fired

Hospital Giant Community Health Systems Ordered to Pay $2 Million For RN Fired

A civil jury has ordered an Ohio hospital, part of one of the most notorious anti-union hospital chains in the U.S., to pay over $2 million in damages for its actions against Ann Wayt, an Ohio registered nurse it fired, illegally sought to have her nursing license revoked, and then defamed in retaliation for her outspoken patient advocacy and support for her union. —National Nurses United, 02/09/15 More »

CHS Ordered to Pay $2 Million For Ohio RN Fired and Defamed for Patient Advocacy, Union Activity

CHS Ordered to Pay $2 Million For Ohio RN Fired and Defamed for Patient Advocacy, Union Activity

A civil jury has ordered an Ohio hospital, part of one of the most notorious anti-union hospital chains in the U.S., to pay over $2 million in damages for its actions against Ann Wayt, an Ohio nurse it fired, illegally sought to have her nursing license revoked, and then defamed in retaliation for her outspoken patient advocacy and support for her union. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Ohio, 02/06/15 More »

Salinas RNs Endorse Community Mediator to Settle Contract Dispute

Salinas RNs Endorse Community Mediator to Settle Contract Dispute

Following 10 months of contentious talks that have failed to produce movement by stubborn hospital officials on demands that registered nurses say would jeopardize patient safety, including a management plan to eliminate about 10 percent of all bedside nurses at the hospital, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital RNs said today that they support a proposal by State Assembly member Luis Alejo for a community mediator to work to resolve the dispute. More »

University of Chicago Nurses Vote To Authorize a Strike

University of Chicago Nurses Vote To Authorize a Strike

Registered nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center overwhelming turned out on Thursday and voted by 95% to authorize nurse negotiators to call a one-day strike, if necessary, to protest the Medical Center's refusal to address staffing and patient care concerns that nurses say jeopardize the health and safety of both patients and nurses. —National Nurses United, 01/30/15 More »

Nurses and Veterans Call for Immediate Action to Improve Patient Care at Cincinnati VA

Nurses and Veterans Call for Immediate Action to Improve Patient Care at Cincinnati VA

Registered nurses who work throughout the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Healthcare system will hold an informational picket Friday to draw attention to eroding patient care conditions, including chronic short staffing and barriers facing veterans who seek care at the Cincinnati VA. —National Nurses United, 01/28/15 More »

National Nurses Announce Donation to Ebola Health Work in West Africa

National Nurses Announce Donation to Ebola Health Work in West Africa

National Nurses United today announced a donation of $40,000 to the disaster relief organization International Medical Corps, which is on the front lines of the Ebola response, for its continued efforts to eradicate the deadly virus in West Africa. —National Nurses United, 01/27/15 More »

In Overwhelming Vote, Kaiser RNs OK New Pact

In Overwhelming Vote, Kaiser RNs OK New Pact

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners who work at 21 Kaiser Permanente hospitals and 65 clinics across Northern and Central California, the largest nurses’ collective bargaining contract in the U.S., have voted to approve a new three-year agreement that provides for substantial improvements in patient care, health and safety protections for nurses, and economic gains. —National Nurses United, 01/26/15 More »

Press Conference and Job Fair - Monday 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

Press Conference and Job Fair - Monday 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

As the hospitals in Sanford and the surrounding area experience an influx of patients, RNs at Central Florida Regional Hospital will hold a press conference and job fair on January 26 to recruit for much needed staff. The hospital currently has 116 vacancies ranging from managers to secretaries, including both full time and part-time positions. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Forida, 01/23/15 More »

Nurses: Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street Needed for Broad Economic Reform

Nurses: Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street Needed for Broad Economic Reform

National Nurses United today welcomed President Obama’s call to reduce income inequality in the U.S. through new taxes on financial institutions and the wealthiest Americans as a “fresh start,” but called on the White House and Congress to go farther and adopt a robust tax on Wall Street speculation to raise the “real revenue needed to repair the U.S. economy and meet the human needs still neglected by the Wall Street-created economic crash. —National Nurses United, 01/21/15 More »

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