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Up to 1,000 RNs, Activists to Rally in Sacramento Friday To Press Support for Guaranteed Healthcare

Up to 1,000 RNs, Activists to Rally in Sacramento Friday To Press Support for Guaranteed Healthcare

Up to 1,000 registered nurses and grassroots activists from across the state will rally outside the State Capitol late Friday afternoon, followed by a march to the Sacramento Convention Center to press the case for critical legislation to guarantee health coverage for all Californians. —California Nurses Association, 05/17/17 More »

RNs Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify Agreement With Keck Hospital of USC

RNs Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify Agreement With Keck Hospital of USC

Registered nurses at Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California (USC) and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, have voted by an overwhelming majority to ratify a new four-year contract, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced today. —California Nurses Association, 05/15/17 More »

Registered Nurses from CHS / Quorum Hospitals to Decry Eroding Patient Care Conditions at CHS/Quorum

Registered Nurses from CHS / Quorum Hospitals to Decry Eroding Patient Care Conditions at CHS/Quorum

Registered Nurses from Community Health Systems (CHS) and Quorum Health Corporation hospitals from across the country will attend the CHS and Quorum Board of Directors and shareholders meetings Tuesday, May 16 to protest the board's failure to address eroding patient care conditions due to high RN turnover rates. —National Nurses United, 05/15/17 More »

Hospice of Southern Maine RNs and Healthcare Workers Vote to Join Maine State Nurses Association

Hospice of Southern Maine RNs and Healthcare Workers Vote to Join Maine State Nurses Association

In a nearly unanimous turnout, registered nurses and other healthcare workers at Hospice of Southern Maine in Scarborough, ME Wednesday voted 56 to 40 to join the Maine State Nurses Association, resisting an intense anti-union campaign by their employer. —Maine State Nurses Association, 05/11/17 More »

Nurses Call on Sen. Hatch to Reject ‘Mortal Threat’ in House Health Bill

Nurses Call on Sen. Hatch to Reject ‘Mortal Threat’ in House Health Bill

On a day in which members of National Nurses United (NNU) commemorated national nurses week with visits to multiple members of Congress, a large delegation of RNs called on Senate Finance Committee chair Sen. Orrin Hatch to reject the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House. They called for Sen. Hatch to instead support real reform, an improved and expanded Medicare for all. —National Nurses United, 05/10/17 More »

Hundreds of Nurses To Press Congress Wednesday

Hundreds of Nurses To Press Congress Wednesday

In honor of International Nurses’ Week, more than 100 members of National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, will visit Capitol Hill Wednesday, May 10, 2017, from across the United States. —National Nurses United, 05/10/17 More »

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement With Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement With Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Registered nurses at Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California (USC) and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract that secures important patient protections, helps recruit and retain experienced nurses, and provides critical educational opportunities for nurses, the CNA/NNU announced today. —California Nurses Association, 05/10/17 More »

Nurses at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward Reach Tentative Agreement with Pay, Health Care Gains

Nurses at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward Reach Tentative Agreement with Pay, Health Care Gains

Registered nurses at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward have reached tentative agreement with hospital officials on a bargaining agreement that includes important gains in economic security, significant improvements in healthcare, and an improved orientation program for new grads the CNA/NNU announced today. —California Nurses Association, 05/10/17 More »

RNs Applaud Introduction of Bills to Set Safety Limits on Number of Patients Assigned to Nurses

RNs Applaud Introduction of Bills to Set Safety Limits on Number of Patients Assigned to Nurses

National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, applauded the introduction of powerful patient protection legislation in Congress today. —National Nurses United, 05/05/17 More »

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Nurses Ratify New Contract

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Nurses Ratify New Contract

Registered nurses at nine Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) hospitals in Kentucky and West Virginia voted by an overwhelming majority to ratify a contract agreement they say will help recruit and retain the most qualified nurses for communities served by the hospitals and lead to improved patient care. —National Nurses United, 05/05/17 More »

Nurses Week Celebration Kicks Off with Health Fair and Rally to Support Medicare for All

Nurses Week Celebration Kicks Off with Health Fair and Rally to Support Medicare for All

The Health Care is a Human Right Campaign will kick off National Nurses Week with a health fair and rally in support of a Medicare for all type system in Maine, on Saturday, May 6th. —Maine State Nurses Association, 05/05/17 More »

Nurses: House Health Bill Vote ‘Cruel and Unusual Punishment’ for Millions of Americans

Nurses: House Health Bill Vote ‘Cruel and Unusual Punishment’ for Millions of Americans

National Nurses United today condemned the narrow vote by House Republicans as a form of “cruel and unusual punishment” that could deprive tens of millions of Americans of health coverage and threaten millions more with bankruptcy for being sick. —National Nurses United, 05/04/17 More »

Affinity Medical Center Dramatically Reduces Access to Food for Patients in Cost-cutting Scheme

Affinity Medical Center Dramatically Reduces Access to Food for Patients in Cost-cutting Scheme

Registered nurses from Affinity Medical Center in Massillon, Ohio, plan a food drive May 1 in response to hospital management's decision to discontinue stocking snacks for patients in nursing units. The hospital's move to cut their expenses in this manner is harmful to patient's health, say nurses. —National Nurses United, 05/01/17 More »

Nurses Stand Up in Climate March Actions Across the Country

Nurses Stand Up in Climate March Actions Across the Country

Registered nurse members of National Nurses United (NNU) will join with thousands of others across the nation in climate march actions this Saturday, April 29, calling particular attention to how climate change and environmental pollution threaten the health and safety of their patients. —National Nurses United, 04/28/17 More »

California Single Payer Bill SB 562 Clears First Hurdle!

California Single Payer Bill SB 562 Clears First Hurdle!

Registered nurses and other healthcare advocates are heralding the California Senate Health Committee's passage of SB 562, the Healthy California Act today, Wednesday, April 26, with a majority of the committee members’ support. —National Nurses United, 04/26/17 More »

Nurses to Rally Sacramento April 26 for First Hearing on Bill to Guarantee Care for All Californians

Nurses to Rally Sacramento April 26 for First Hearing on Bill to Guarantee Care for All Californians

Hundreds of registered nurses and community activists will rally in Sacramento Wednesday, April 26 as the legislative journey begins with the first hearing on a bill to guarantee health care for all California residents with comprehensive health services and an end to out of control co-pays and deductibles. —Healthy California, 04/26/17 More »

Kindred Hospital – San Gabriel RNs Vote by 90% To Join California Nurses Association

Kindred Hospital – San Gabriel RNs Vote by 90% To Join California Nurses Association

Voicing concern about safe staffing, fair pay, and respect in the workplace, registered nurses at Kindred Hospital San Gabriel Valley in West Covina, Ca voted by 90 percent Wednesday night to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 04/20/17 More »

Town Halls Planned April 20 in Sonora on Healthy California Act SB 562

Town Halls Planned April 20 in Sonora on Healthy California Act SB 562

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to community town hall meetings in Sonora, Calif. on Thursday, April 20 to learn about SB 562, a bill introduced in the California Senate in February that would guarantee health care to all Californians by establishing a Medicare-for-all type system. —Healthy California, 04/19/17 More »

Oakland and Richmond City Councils Vote Unanimously to Support Healthy California Act SB 562

Oakland and Richmond City Councils Vote Unanimously to Support Healthy California Act SB 562

The Oakland and Richmond City Council's voted unanimously Tuesday to support SB 562 - the Healthy California Act, a bill that would guarantee healthcare to all California residents, slash patient and family costs for care, and ensure real patient choice. —California Nurses Association, 04/19/17 More »

Sen. Bernie Sanders to Headline Major Gathering of Progressive Activists - June 9-11 Chicago

Sen. Bernie Sanders to Headline Major Gathering of Progressive Activists - June 9-11 Chicago

Sen. Bernie Sanders will keynote a major gathering of several thousand progressive activists from across the U.S. in Chicago June 9 to 11 under a thematic of moving beyond resistance to a building a broad people’s movement for a just world. —National Nurses United, 04/16/17 More »

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