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RNs Speak Out on Ethical, Patient Care Concerns as St. Joseph Health/Providence Health Merger Looms

RNs Speak Out on Ethical, Patient Care Concerns as St. Joseph Health/Providence Health Merger Looms

Registered nurses from a council of all nine St. Joseph Health system (SJH) hospitals will hold a press event Wednesday at St. Joseph of Orange hospital, at which they will outline their concerns with the proposed merger between Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health. —California Nurses Association, 09/30/15 More »

RNs at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and County Clinics Announce Plans to Strike October 6-7

RNs at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and County Clinics Announce Plans to Strike October 6-7

After more than a year of negotiations and Contra Costa County’s continued refusal to address deteriorating patient care conditions at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and numerous County clinics—County nurses will hold a two-day strike October 6-7, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. The walkout will involve nearly 1,000 County RNs, nurse practitioners and public health nurses. —National Nurses United, 09/24/15 More »

Contra Costa County Nurses Call on Supervisors to Invest in Patient Care, Not Replacement RNs

Contra Costa County Nurses Call on Supervisors to Invest in Patient Care, Not Replacement RNs

Registered nurses who work in Contra Costa County's public hospital, jail and clinics today sharply condemned a decision by County Supervisors to spend $3.7 million to fund replacement nurses during a potential strike—rather than directing those resources toward settling a contract that addresses the RNs' concerns for improving patient care. —California Nurses Association, 09/22/15 More »

RNs Urge City Council: Pass Resolution, Make Watsonville Community Hospital Comply with Staffing Law

RNs Urge City Council: Pass Resolution, Make Watsonville Community Hospital Comply with Staffing Law

Registered nurses will testify on deteriorating patient care conditions at Watsonville Community Hospital at the Watsonville City Council Tuesday night and ask for their support on a resolution citing the need to immediately rectify chronic short-staffing at the hospital. More »

Nurses Calling on Watsonville Community Hospital to Comply with California RN Staffing Law

Nurses Calling on Watsonville Community Hospital to Comply with California RN Staffing Law

Registered nurses will testify on deteriorating patient care conditions at Watsonville Community Hospital at the Watsonville City Council Tuesday night and ask for their support on a resolution citing the need to immediately rectify chronic short-staffing at the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 09/22/15 More »

Nurses Overwhelmingly Approve Contracts for 8000 RNs at 17 HCA-Affiliated Hospitals in Five States

Nurses Overwhelmingly Approve Contracts for 8000 RNs at 17 HCA-Affiliated Hospitals in Five States

Registered nurses voted overwhelmingly to ratify new collective bargaining agreements covering nearly 8,000 RNs at 17 HCA-affiliated hospitals in five states, National Nurses United announced today. —National Nurses United, 09/22/15 More »

Henry Mayo Valencia Hospital RNs Ratify 3-Year Pact

Henry Mayo Valencia Hospital RNs Ratify 3-Year Pact

Registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia Thursday night voted to approve a new three-year contract agreement that provides some additional patient care protections and economic gains. —California Nurses Association, 09/18/15 More »

NNU Co-President to Represent Sen. Bernie Sanders at Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention

NNU Co-President to Represent Sen. Bernie Sanders at Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention

Karen Higgins, co-president of the nation’s largest RN organization National Nurses United who is also a Massachusetts RN, will represent Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention in Springfield, Ma. Saturday morning. —National Nurses United, 09/18/15 More »

RNs Reach Tentative Agreements That Cover Nearly 8000 RNs in 17 HCA-Affiliated Hospitals

RNs Reach Tentative Agreements That Cover Nearly 8000 RNs in 17 HCA-Affiliated Hospitals

Nurses will hold membership meetings to vote on whether to ratify the proposed agreements through Monday. The pacts affect RNs at ten HCA hospitals in Florida, four in Texas, and one each in Missouri, Kansas, and Nevada. The agreements make substantial strides for working conditions for RNs, patient care standards and the quality of care at the 17 facilities as well as noteworthy economic gains. All the RNs are represented by the National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC) /National Nurses United (NNU) -- the largest organization of registered nurses in the country, with 185,000 members. —National Nurses Organizing Committee , 09/18/15 More »

National Nurses United Responds to The View’s Disparaging Remarks about Nurses

National Nurses United Responds to The View’s Disparaging Remarks about Nurses

National Nurses United (NNU), the largest organization of nurses in the U.S., would like to express disappointment regarding ABC show The View’s disparaging, patronizing and misinformed comments on nursing. —National Nurses United, 09/16/15 More »

NNU Urges Congress: Guarantee Lifetime Health Care Coverage for 9/11 First Responders

NNU Urges Congress: Guarantee Lifetime Health Care Coverage for 9/11 First Responders

National Nurses United, the nation’s largest nurses’ union and professional association, representing 190,000 RNs across the country, is urging Congress to support S. 928 / H.R. 1786, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act. —National Nurses United, 09/16/15 More »

North County Cares Coalition to Host a North Adams Mayoral Candidates Forum at the American Legion

North County Cares Coalition to Host a North Adams Mayoral Candidates Forum at the American Legion

Since the former North Adams Regional Hospital abruptly closed on March 28, 2014, residents in Northern Berkshire County have been anxiously awaiting answers about the future of the region’s health care and its economy. On Tuesday night, for the first time since the closure, residents will have a chance to hear from candidates in a mayoral election. Richard Alcombright, John Barrett III and Eric Rudd will take questions from a panel of residents and from the audience during a forum moderated by Adams Town Moderator Ed Driscoll. —Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United , 09/11/15 More »

Oak Hill Hospital Nurses Plan Picket Sept. 14,  Urge Hospital Compliance with Staffing Plan

Oak Hill Hospital Nurses Plan Picket Sept. 14,  Urge Hospital Compliance with Staffing Plan

Registered nurses at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville will hold an informational picket and rally on Sept. 14 to urge that the hospital consistently comply with its own staffing plan and take additional steps to improve the recruitment and retention of experienced RNs. —National Nurses United, 09/10/15 More »

Tentative Pact for RNs at Henry Mayo Valencia Hospital

Tentative Pact for RNs at Henry Mayo Valencia Hospital

Registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia have reached a tentative agreement with hospital officials on a new three-year collective bargaining pact that ends a months-long dispute, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. More »

A Labor Day Story: Union Nurses Making a Difference

A Labor Day Story: Union Nurses Making a Difference

For a unique story this Labor Day, consider a "non-traditional" labor story — how unionized nurses — represented by the nation's largest nurses union, National Nurses United, is making a difference for patients, the public interest and nurses ability to protect patients and advocate in the public arena in upholding the wellbeing of our country, our communities and the planet. —National Nurses United, 09/03/15 More »

Nurses at Kindred Hospital Westminster Moving Forward with One-Day Strike September 3

Nurses at Kindred Hospital Westminster Moving Forward with One-Day Strike September 3

Registered nurses at Kindred Hospital Westminster (KHW) in Westminster, Ca. are moving forward with plans to hold a one-day strike beginning Thursday, September 3, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/01/15 More »

Nurses at Fawcett Memorial Hospital Plan Picket

Nurses at Fawcett Memorial Hospital Plan Picket

Registered nurses will hold an informational picket on Weds. Sept. 2 to urge Fawcett Memorial Hospital to consistently comply with its own staffing plan and take positive steps to improve the recruitment and retention of experienced RNs. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Florida, 08/31/15 More »

Nurses Invite Pope Francis to Meet on U.S. Visit to Discuss  Health Effects of Climate Crisis

Nurses Invite Pope Francis to Meet on U.S. Visit to Discuss Health Effects of Climate Crisis

Leaders of unions representing leading nurses and other healthcare workers in 18 countries from every major continent are requesting a meeting with Pope Francis during his upcoming visit to the U.S. to discuss ways to work together to combat the alarming health effects of the climate crisis and other environmental degradation. —Global Nurses United, 08/30/15 More »

Kaiser LAMC Nurses Plan Vigil Thursday With Call for Safer Patient Care Staffing for Children

Kaiser LAMC Nurses Plan Vigil Thursday With Call for Safer Patient Care Staffing for Children

Registered nurses at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center will hold a vigil Thursday night to press the hospital giant to invest in safer patient care for children at its Southern California flagship hospital. —California Nurses Association, 08/26/15 More »

Nurses at Kindred Hospital Westminster Set One-Day Strike for September 3

Nurses at Kindred Hospital Westminster Set One-Day Strike for September 3

Registered nurses at Kindred Hospital Westminster (KHW) in Westminster, Ca. will hold a one-day strike beginning Thursday, September 3, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —California Nurses Association, 08/24/15 More »

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