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Chicago Nurses, Community Leaders Plan Festive Celebration for Medicare’s 50th Anniversary 07/30

Chicago Nurses, Community Leaders Plan Festive Celebration for Medicare’s 50th Anniversary 07/30

Registered nurses and other community leaders will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid Thursday July 30 with a festive event and action in Chicago. The celebration is part of a national day of action, in over 25 U.S. cities, that calls on policy makers to protect, improve, and expand Medicare to cover all Americans with a single standard of quality care not based on ability to pay. The overall theme is "Medicare is as American as Apple Pie," i.e. to Protect, Improve and Expand (PIE) Medicare to cover everyone. —National Nurses United, 07/23/15 More »

Miami Nurses, Community Leaders Plan Celebration for Medicare’s 50th Anniversary 07/30

Miami Nurses, Community Leaders Plan Celebration for Medicare’s 50th Anniversary 07/30

Registered nurses and other community leaders will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid Thursday July 30 with a march and rally in Miami. The event is part of a national day of action, in over 25 U.S. cities, that calls on policy makers to protect, improve, and expand Medicare to cover all Americans with a single standard of quality care not based on ability to pay. The overall theme is "Medicare is as American as Apple Pie," i.e. to Protect, Improve and Expand (PIE) Medicare to cover everyone. Planned actions include public forums, rallies, marches, skits, flash mobs and birthday celebration parties, picnics and BBQ's. —National Nurses United, 07/23/15 More »

DC Nurses, Community Leaders Plan Celebration for Medicare’s 50th Anniversary 07/30

DC Nurses, Community Leaders Plan Celebration for Medicare’s 50th Anniversary 07/30

Registered nurses and other community leaders will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid Thursday July 30 with a rally and lobby day in Washington DC. The celebration is part of a national day of action, in over 25 U.S. cities, that calls on policy makers to protect, improve, and expand Medicare to cover all Americans with a single standard of quality care not based on ability to pay. The overall theme is "Medicare is as American as Apple Pie," i.e. to Protect, Improve and Expand (PIE) Medicare to cover everyone. —National Nurses United, 07/23/15 More »

NNU Statement on Black Lives Matter and  the Health Impact of Societal Racial Disparities

NNU Statement on Black Lives Matter and the Health Impact of Societal Racial Disparities

National Nurses United joins with the AFL-CIO and activists across the U.S. in urging all Presidential candidates to address to the pervasive problems of racial and economic justice that have so stained our nation. —National Nurses United, 07/23/15 More »

Marin General RNs to Picket Wednesday Morning

Marin General RNs to Picket Wednesday Morning

Registered nurses will hold an informational picket outside Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae Wednesday morning to alert area residents about their concerns over issues they say affect patient and workplace safety. —California Nurses Association, 07/21/15 More »

Nurses Call on County to Invest in Vital Health Care for Residents, Hold Picket to Protest Concerns

Nurses Call on County to Invest in Vital Health Care for Residents, Hold Picket to Protest Concerns

Registered nurses that work for Contra Costa County will hold an informational picket on Monday July 20, to call attention to the County's failure to properly invest in its health care system and address unsafe patient care conditions. —California Nurses Association, 07/17/15 More »

CNA Statement on Sale of Daughters of Charity Hospitals

CNA Statement on Sale of Daughters of Charity Hospitals

In response to the announcement that the Daughters of Charity Health System has selected BlueMountain Capital Management as a buyer for its six hospital system, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today said it will press Blue Mountain and DCHS to keep open all the hospitals, retain current patient services, and honor the collective bargaining rights and current standards for DCHS employees. —California Nurses Association, 07/17/15 More »

Major Settlement – Tentative Pact for RNs at LA-Area Providence Hospitals

Major Settlement – Tentative Pact for RNs at LA-Area Providence Hospitals

Registered nurses at three hospitals operated by the Providence Health and Services chain reached a tentative contract settlement early Wednesday with hospital officials at three Los Angeles area hospitals that they say addresses key concerns about staffing and pay equity. —National Nurses United, 07/16/15 More »

Events Across U.S. July 30 as Medicare Turns 50

Events Across U.S. July 30 as Medicare Turns 50

Registered nurses will join actions in over 25 U.S. cities July 30 to honor Medicare and Medicaid's 50th anniversary with a National Day of Action celebrating the theme, "Medicare is as American as Apple Pie" – and call on policy makers to protect, improve, and expand Medicare to cover all Americans with a single standard of quality care not based on ability to pay. —National Nurses United, 07/16/15 More »

Applauding Patient Care Gains, RNs at Eastern Maine Medical Center Ratify New Contract

Applauding Patient Care Gains, RNs at Eastern Maine Medical Center Ratify New Contract

At a membership meeting Friday, registered nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new collective bargaining contract with the hospital, the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNU) announced today. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 07/10/15 More »

Redwood Memorial RNs Seek Election To Join California Nurses Association

Redwood Memorial RNs Seek Election To Join California Nurses Association

Registered nurses at Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, Ca. today petitioned the federal labor board for an election to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, California’s largest nurses organization. —California Nurses Association, 07/08/15 More »

Eastern Maine Medical Center Nurses Reach Pact  With Hospital

Eastern Maine Medical Center Nurses Reach Pact With Hospital

Nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center reached a tentative agreement with hospital officials early Wednesday —Maine State Nurses Association, 07/08/15 More »

DC Council Committee Passes Key Bill to Protect Hospital Patients with Safe RN Staffing

DC Council Committee Passes Key Bill to Protect Hospital Patients with Safe RN Staffing

Registered nurses who work in hospitals across the District of Columbia applauded a vote today by the District Council’s Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs to approve safe hospital staffing legislation that would improve public safety and protect vulnerable hospital patients. The BCRA committee approved the bill by a vote of 4 to 1. —National Nurses United - Heal DC, 07/07/15 More »

Lahey Health Nurses Go Public with Concerns for Patient Safety

Lahey Health Nurses Go Public with Concerns for Patient Safety

Exhausted nurses who work at Lahey Health’s Beverly Hospital and Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester are sounding the alarm and taking action to address unsafe patient care conditions at their facilities, as Lahey management is deliberately and repeatedly forcing nurses to work mandatory overtime in direct violation of a 2012 state law that prohibits the dangerous practice as an alternative to providing safe RN staffing. —David Schildmeier, Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 07/07/15 More »

City of Hope RNs Approve New Union Contract Cite Strong Patient Care, Economic Improvements

City of Hope RNs Approve New Union Contract Cite Strong Patient Care, Economic Improvements

Registered nurses who work at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Ca. near Los Angeles voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night to approve a new, three-year collective bargaining contract they say will strengthen their ability to protect patients, as well as provide good economic gains. The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United represents some 850 City of Hope RNs. —California Nurses Association, 07/02/15 More »

Nurses Call Two-Day Strike at Eastern Maine Medical Center,  Press Hospital to Address Safe Staffing

Nurses Call Two-Day Strike at Eastern Maine Medical Center,  Press Hospital to Address Safe Staffing

Registered nurses have called a two-day strike July 13 and 14 at Eastern Maine Medical Center to press hospital officials to finally address nurses’ concerns over unsafe staffing at the hospital. Negotiations have been on going since April with little movement over the key issue of safe staffing. Thursday morning, the RNs delivered a 10-day notice to hospital officials of their intent to strike, while noting that the RN negotiating team will continue to be available to bargain up to that deadline. —National Nurses United, 07/02/15 More »

Nurses: Court Decision to Consider Attack on Public Unions Poses threat to Public Health and Safety

Nurses: Court Decision to Consider Attack on Public Unions Poses threat to Public Health and Safety

Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to grant review of a case challenging the survival of public sector unions poses a significant threat to public health and safety and quality of life, warned National Nurses United, the largest U.S. organization of nurses. —National Nurses United, 06/30/15 More »

UCSF RNs Challenge Mission Bay Arena Plan, Call for City to Prioritize Health, Public Services 1st

UCSF RNs Challenge Mission Bay Arena Plan, Call for City to Prioritize Health, Public Services 1st

Citing impacts on access to care, patient health and the ability of patients, family members and health professionals to access Mission Bay’s hospitals and clinics in gridlock traffic, the California Nurses Association, today voiced opposition to the current plan for the proposed Golden State Warriors’ entertainment complex in Mission Bay. —California Nurses Association, 06/29/15 More »

After Long Fight, Cook County RNs Win New Tentative Pact  with Staffing, Economic Improvements

After Long Fight, Cook County RNs Win New Tentative Pact with Staffing, Economic Improvements

More than 1,200 registered nurses who work at Cook County hospitals and clinics have, after many months of effort, won a tentative new collective bargaining agreement with county officials that they say addresses many patient care concerns and provides needed economic improvements. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Illinois, 06/26/15 More »

MNA Nurses OK Strike at Leominster Hospital

MNA Nurses OK Strike at Leominster Hospital

The registered nurses of Leominster Hospital, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association and who have been working to negotiate a new contract with UMass Memorial Health Care for more than a year, cast an overwhelming vote tonight in favor of authorizing a one-day strike in protest to management’s refusal to improve its RN staffing levels inside of the hospital. —Massachusetts Nurses Association , 06/25/15 More »

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