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MNA Nurses help make history with passage of Vulnerable Adult legislation

MNA Nurses help make history with passage of Vulnerable Adult legislation

ST. PAUL (April 18, 2011) – MNA nurses helped make history this week, as Minnesota became the first state to declare criminal neglect of a vulnerable adult a felony while also protecting the rights of healthcare workers. More »

Children’s March to Protest Kaiser Hayward Closure of Vital Pediatrics Unit

Children’s March to Protest Kaiser Hayward Closure of Vital Pediatrics Unit

TUESDAY 4:00-7:00 p.m. -- Several hundred children, parents, and concerned community members along with RNs will hold a children’s march and rally to protest the closure of the inpatient pediatrics unit at Kaiser Permanente located in Hayward. Over 2,000 young children and teenagers received care in the Kaiser Hayward pediatrics unit in 2011 alone, Kaiser RNs report. Kaiser is planning to close the unit despite record profits. More »

Singh Earns Endorsement from Michigan Nurses Association for 69th House District

Singh Earns Endorsement from Michigan Nurses Association for 69th House District

OKEMOS– The Michigan Nurses Association has endorsed Sam Singh for Michigan’s 69th House District, noting his long record of public service in the community and his advocacy of nonprofits and charities. More »

Nurses, Techs and the Community Hold Rally to Encourage DECH Administration to Listen

Nurses, Techs and the Community Hold Rally to Encourage DECH Administration to Listen

The Nurses and Techs from Down East Community Hospital have been bargaining since last Fall to have a fair and equitable contract. Nurses, Techs, all staff have worked hard to overcome the adversity of the receivership in the past few years to provide the best possible care in the State. The staff provides the highest level of care and management is taking the wrong direction for the community of Machias. —MSNA Media Advisory, 04/09/12 More »

New York Professional Nurses Union Votes to Affiliate with Nation’s Largest Nurses’ Union

New York Professional Nurses Union Votes to Affiliate with Nation’s Largest Nurses’ Union

NEW YORK, NY -- Registered nurses represented by the New York Professional Nurses Union (NYPNU) cast an overwhelming vote this week to affiliate with the NorthEast Nurses Association/National Nurses United (NENA/NNU), the nation’s largest union and professional association of RNs, to provide its members with a stronger regional and national voice in this era of dramatic change in health care. More »

St. Mary-Corwin Agrees to Settle with National Labor Board and Nurses Union to Avoid Trial

St. Mary-Corwin Agrees to Settle with National Labor Board and Nurses Union to Avoid Trial

Facing a federal trial, St. Mary Corwin Medical Center, owned by Catholic Health Initiatives, chose instead to a settlement agreement with the national agency that oversees labor relations, to cease and desist unlawful harassment and coercion of its registered nurses who favor union representation. More »

Judges Not Debating Their Own Health Care

Judges Not Debating Their Own Health Care

With nearly half the Supreme Court justices who will pass judgment on the 2010 healthcare law beyond the age where they have to worry about their access to care, the nation’s leading voice of nurses said today that all Americans should have the same level of security about their health. More »

Nurses: Health Care Crisis Will Continue No Matter How Court Rules

Nurses: Health Care Crisis Will Continue No Matter How Court Rules

As the Supreme Court meets to pass judgment on the 2010 health care law the nation’s largest union and professional association of registered nurses today warned that health care will remain beyond the reach of millions of Americans no matter how the court rules. More »

Anaheim Nurses to Hold Vigil Thursday To Protest Imminent Closure of NICU, Jeopardizing Infants

Anaheim Nurses to Hold Vigil Thursday To Protest Imminent Closure of NICU, Jeopardizing Infants

Nurses will hold a candlelight vigil Thursday to protest the planned closure of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Western Medical Center Anaheim. The hospital, owned by the for profit company Integrated Healthcare Holdings Inc (IHHI), plans to shutter the unit by March 29th. More »

Sacramento Rally at California Hospital Association Thursday

Sacramento Rally at California Hospital Association Thursday

Nurses to Protest Sutter/Hospital Industry Cuts While Providing Lavish Executive Pay Packages More »

Sutter Tracy RNs Vote to Join CA Nurses Association

Sutter Tracy RNs Vote to Join CA Nurses Association

In a hard fought organizing campaign, RNs at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital in Northern California voted to affiliate with the California Nurses Association, the state’s largest organization of RNs. CNA now represents 6,200 RNs at 16 Sutter facilities. More »

CA RNs Ratify Pact for 2,700 Nurses at Six Tenet Hospitals

CA RNs Ratify Pact for 2,700 Nurses at Six Tenet Hospitals

Registered nurses at six Tenet Healthcare hospitals in California voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract Monday. The new four year agreement protects health coverage for RNs and their families, wins improvements in patient care and nurses standards, and provides for important economic gains, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. More »

RNs to Salinas Health System: Time for a New Board

RNs to Salinas Health System: Time for a New Board

Following disclosure of a highly critical audit, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today called on Salinas Valley Health System Board majority to resign, and the nurses said the public district should to “stop acting like Wall Street bankers and the 1 percent with lavish executive payouts, dubious conduct, and poor public accountability.” —CNA Press Release, 03/08/12 More »

Robin Hood Will Search City for World Leaders

Robin Hood Will Search City for World Leaders

With world leaders of the G-8 nations fleeing the U.S.’ third largest city by moving their May summit to the rural woods outside Washington, the nation’s largest nurses union will bring Camp David and the G-8 summit back to Chicago for a special event on Friday, May 18. More »

CA RNs Win Pact for 2,700 Nurses at 6 Tenet Hospitals

CA RNs Win Pact for 2,700 Nurses at 6 Tenet Hospitals

Protect Family Health Coverage, Win Economic Gains. Registered nurses at six Tenet Healthcare hospitals in California have won a tentative settlement on a new four year agreement that protects the health coverage for their families, wins improvements in patient care and nurses standards, and provides for important economic gains, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. More »

Nurses Join Seniors in Oakland Action to Tell Congress: Hands Off Social Security and Medicare

Nurses Join Seniors in Oakland Action to Tell Congress: Hands Off Social Security and Medicare

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United will join the California Alliance for Retired Americans and other community activists Tuesday to picket the Oakland appearance of Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson who will be in town promoting their call for a deficit plan that features sweeping cuts in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. More »

Nurses Speak Out to Protect Michigan Workers’ Voices

Nurses Speak Out to Protect Michigan Workers’ Voices

LANSING – Michigan Nurses Association members are serving on the frontline of the fight to protect collective bargaining in Michigan, joining teachers, firefighters and other workers this week in launching an online petition to preserve this most basic and essential right. —Michigan Nurses Association Press Release, 03/02/12 More »

Henry Mayo RNs Candlelight Vigil Wednesday to Protest Hospital Policy that Undermines Care

Henry Mayo RNs Candlelight Vigil Wednesday to Protest Hospital Policy that Undermines Care

Registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, Ca., will hold a candlelight vigil Wednesday evening to protest facility policies they say undermines the quality of patient care, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —CNA Press Release, 02/29/12 More »

“Robin Hood Tax” Echoing Worldwide

“Robin Hood Tax” Echoing Worldwide

Thousands of Nurses, Activists to March at G8 May 18, Call for Tax on Wall Street, Challenge Austerity Agendas. RNs to be Joined by Healthcare, Community, Global Activists in Chicago to Call for Wall Street Speculation Tax as Starting Point to Address Economic Crisis. —NNU Press Release, 02/27/12 More »

Nurses Charge Washington Hospital With Violating Federal Law

Nurses Charge Washington Hospital With Violating Federal Law

Nurses Charge Washington Hospital With Violating Federal Law By Refusing to Meet as Safety Problems and RN Vacancies Mount: Reality for RNs, Patients in Stark Contrast with Hospital’s Recent Ad Campaign —NNU Press Release, 02/22/12 More »

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