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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 »

Newton Wellesley Hospital Nurses Go Public With Concerns About Patient Safety

Newton Wellesley Hospital Nurses Go Public With Concerns About Patient Safety

The registered nurses of Newton Wellesley Hospital represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MNA/NNU), recently began a campaign to alert the public about a potentially dangerous plan by Partners Health Care to reduce RN staffing levels and increase nurses’ patient assignments in the facility’s busy emergency department. —Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 01/21/15 More »

Kaiser RNs Begin Voting on New 3-Year Agreement

Kaiser RNs Begin Voting on New 3-Year Agreement

In membership meetings held across Northern and Central California beginning today, registered nurses and nurse practitioners at 86 Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics will vote on a new three year collective bargaining agreement. As the largest RN contract in the U.S., this agreement is expected to elevate nursing standards and workplace conditions across the nation. —California Nurses Association, 01/20/15 More »

Huntington RNs say: “Don’t Silence Our Voice for Patients! Respect Our Labor Rights!”

Huntington RNs say: “Don’t Silence Our Voice for Patients! Respect Our Labor Rights!”

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his belief that union rights are civil rights, clergy, community members and patients from the Pasadena area will gather at an Interfaith Prayer Vigil at Huntington Memorial, January 20 5:30pm to 7:30pm, to urge administration to stop violating the rights of its nurses and allow a fair, free union organizing campaign with the California Nurses Association. —California Nurses Association, 01/19/15 More »

BREAKING - Settlement Ends Kaiser-RN Dispute: RNs Win Stronger Patient Care Voice, New Protections

BREAKING - Settlement Ends Kaiser-RN Dispute: RNs Win Stronger Patient Care Voice, New Protections

With a settlement that is likely to elevate RN standards across the nation, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today announced a major tentative contract agreement for 18,000 California RNs who work at Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics that will give the RNs a stronger voice on patient care, and breakthrough improvements in workplace protections. —California Nurses Association, 01/17/15 More »

Nurses Welcome White House Community College Initiative

Nurses Welcome White House Community College Initiative

National Nurses United today announced strong support for President Obama's community college initiative that NNU said should have a huge impact on expanding and improving nursing education opportunities for an entire new generation of registered nurses. —National Nurses United, 01/15/15 More »

Daughters of Charity RNs, Other Hospital Workers Step Up Call for Sale Approval

Daughters of Charity RNs, Other Hospital Workers Step Up Call for Sale Approval

With a decision from Attorney General Kamala Harris fast approaching, Daughters of Charity registered nurses and other hospital workers will walk the halls of the State Capitol Thursday calling on legislators to encourage the Attorney General to approve the proposed sale of six California Daughters of Charity hospitals to Prime Healthcare. —California Nurses Association, 01/14/15 More »

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