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Nurses to Picket 7 Kaiser Hospitals on July 20 Over Short Staffing, Inadequate Training

Nurses to Picket 7 Kaiser Hospitals on July 20 Over Short Staffing, Inadequate Training

Nurses will hold informational pickets at 7 Kaiser hospitals across California on Wednesday, July 20, to call attention towhat they say is unsafe staffing and eroding standards of patient care, California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. —National Nurses United, 07/19/16 More »

Nurses Call on Berkeley City Council to Demand  Sutter End Plans to Close Alta Bates Hospital

Nurses Call on Berkeley City Council to Demand Sutter End Plans to Close Alta Bates Hospital

Prodded on by a room full of registered nurses and community supporters, the Berkeley City Council Tuesday night unanimously passed a resolution opposing Sutter Health’s plans to close Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley and to “cease and desist all actions in furtherance” of plans to shut down the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 07/13/16 More »

TAMC Nurses Set Two-Day Strike, July 22-23

TAMC Nurses Set Two-Day Strike, July 22-23

With no significant progress at the bargaining table since their overwhelming recent vote to authorize a strike, TAMC nurses delivered a 10-day notice yesterday of their intent to strike on July 22 and 23—and have made an unconditional offer to return on July 24. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 07/13/16 More »

National Nurses United Statement on Latest Plague of Shootings

National Nurses United Statement on Latest Plague of Shootings

National Nurses United adds its voice to Americans across the political spectrum who are appalled at the shootings this week in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas. —National Nurses United, 07/12/16 More »

St. Joseph Health Nurses Vote by 97 Percent Statewide to Authorize Potential Strikes

St. Joseph Health Nurses Vote by 97 Percent Statewide to Authorize Potential Strikes

Nurses at St. Joseph Hospital (Eureka), Queen of the Valley (Napa) and St. Mary’s (Apple Valley) recently conducted strike votes, and the result statewide was a resounding 97 percent yes vote in favor of authorizing strikes, if necessary, California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. —California Nurses Association, 07/12/16 More »

National Nurses United Petitions Federal OSHA for Workplace Violence Prevention Standard

National Nurses United Petitions Federal OSHA for Workplace Violence Prevention Standard

In light of a growing national epidemic of workplace violence against registered nurses and healthcare workers, National Nurses United (NNU) is petitioning the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for a formal workplace violence prevention standard, NNU announced today. —National Nurses United, 07/11/16 More »

CA Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, NNU Exec. Dir. RoseAnn DeMoro Call for Medicare for All in DNC Platform

CA Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, NNU Exec. Dir. RoseAnn DeMoro Call for Medicare for All in DNC Platform

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro today issued a joint public call to the Democratic Party Platform Committee meeting in Orlando to place support for an improved Medicare for all in the party platform. —National Nurses United, 07/08/16 More »

St. Louis University Hospital RNs Hold Informational Picket To Highlight Consistent Understaffing

St. Louis University Hospital RNs Hold Informational Picket To Highlight Consistent Understaffing

Registered nurses at Saint Louis University Hospital (SLUH) will hold an informational picket and rally at the hospital on Monday, July 11, National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) announced today—to highlight unsafe staffing conditions, which are leading to the loss of experienced RNs, due to nurse burnout. —National Nurses United, 07/08/16 More »

Nurses Call on Attorney General to Deny Bid by St. Agnes Hospital, Fresno to Reduce its Charity Care

Nurses Call on Attorney General to Deny Bid by St. Agnes Hospital, Fresno to Reduce its Charity Care

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today called on California Attorney General Kamala Harris to reject a request by St. Agnes Medical Center (SAMC) in Fresno to reduce the amount of its charity care and community benefit. —California Nurses Association, 07/07/16 More »

In Orlando, Nurses to Push for Democratic Party to Put Medicare for All Pledge in Platform

In Orlando, Nurses to Push for Democratic Party to Put Medicare for All Pledge in Platform

Registered nurse members of National Nurses United, health care advocates, and members of the Democratic Party Platform Committee will hold a press conference in Orlando Friday morning to call on the Platform Committee to add a pledge to support Medicare for all in the party’s platform. —National Nurses United, 07/07/16 More »

Nurses Mark Major Hospital Merger With Strike Votes

Nurses Mark Major Hospital Merger With Strike Votes

As two large, Catholic hospital chains—St. Joseph Health and Providence Health and Services—celebrate their official merger this week, nurses at three of the chains’ California hospitals are marking the alliance with a strike vote, California Nurses Association announced today. —National Nurses United, 07/05/16 More »

TAMC Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Authorize Strike for Safe Patient Care

TAMC Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Authorize Strike for Safe Patient Care

Nurses at Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC) in Presque Isle voted by an overwhelming majority on Wednesday to authorize a three-day strike, Maine State Nurses Association (MSNA) announced today. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 06/30/16 More »

Lawrence General Hospital Nurses Ratify New Contract

Lawrence General Hospital Nurses Ratify New Contract

The more than 450 nurses of Lawrence General Hospital, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, voted this week to ratify a new union contract after more than nine months of negotiations. —National Nurses United\, 06/30/16 More »

Is CA Ready to Set Public Safety Protections For Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Settings?

Is CA Ready to Set Public Safety Protections For Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Settings?

Legislation that could remedy one of the least-reported problems in U.S. hospitals – the warehousing of patients in “observation status,” which accords fewer protections than other hospital patients are given, and also exposes many patients to economic jeopardy – is nearing the governor’s desk. More »

Huntington RNs Celebrate Settlement Agreement at Wednesday Press Conference

Huntington RNs Celebrate Settlement Agreement at Wednesday Press Conference

Nurses, elected leaders and community members will hold a press conference at Huntington Hospital today at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate a recent milestone settlement agreement between California Nurses Association (CNA) and the hospital. —National Nurses United, 06/28/16 More »

Eyewitnesses: Our Nurses Describe the Heartache and Solidarity in the Aftermath of WV Flooding

Eyewitnesses: Our Nurses Describe the Heartache and Solidarity in the Aftermath of WV Flooding

By now, we have all seen the terrible images and descriptions of the flooding in West Virginia last week, which came without warning and left unimaginable wreckage. Twenty-three people are dead, and hundreds remain in shelters, as well as thousands of homes and businesses left damaged by the storms that are called “training” because the thunderstorms are lined up like train cars. —RN Response Network, 06/27/16 More »

Nurses Criticize Democratic Platform Committee Vote To Oppose Guaranteed Healthcare/Medicare for All

Nurses Criticize Democratic Platform Committee Vote To Oppose Guaranteed Healthcare/Medicare for All

National Nurses United today condemned the vote of the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee meeting in St. Louis for its vote late Friday night to reject a proposal to place a commitment to “fighting for Medicare for all” in the party’s platform to be adopted at the Democratic convention next month. —National Nurses United, 06/27/16 More »

Historic Nursing Strike Averted as Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Historic Nursing Strike Averted as Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The 3,300 Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) nurses, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), have reached a tentative agreement with the hospital that protects safe patient care, enhances hospital security, successfully fights off attempts to implement non-union benefits for new nurses and includes a fair wage increase. —David Schildmeier and Joe Markman, Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 06/26/16 More »

1,300 RNs to Begin 4-day Kaiser Los Angeles Strike Thursday

1,300 RNs to Begin 4-day Kaiser Los Angeles Strike Thursday

Some 1,300 registered nurses are set to begin a four-day strike Thursday at Kaiser Permanente’s flagship Los Angeles hospital, continuing their campaign to insist the hospital/health insurance giant improve staffing for safer patient care. —National Nurses United, 06/23/16 More »

Nurses: Attorney General’s Approval of Major Hospital Merger Fails to Strengthen Protections

Nurses: Attorney General’s Approval of Major Hospital Merger Fails to Strengthen Protections

California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ decision today to give a green light to a proposed merger of two large Catholic hospital chains does little to strengthen needed protections for nurses and patients, said the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —National Nurses United, 06/22/16 More »

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