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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 »

Santa Monica RNs to Picket Thursday

Santa Monica RNs to Picket Thursday

Registered nurses at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica will picket the hospital Thursday morning to protest what they see as stalling by hospital officials in reaching a fair negotiated agreement for the RNs that would enhance patient safety and help retain experienced RNs at the hospital. —NNU Press Release, 02/15/12 More »

RNs Tuesday to Join Growing Protest Over San Mateo Plan to Close Burlingame Long Term Care Facility

RNs Tuesday to Join Growing Protest Over San Mateo Plan to Close Burlingame Long Term Care Facility

San Mateo County registered nurses Tuesday will join an outpouring of community residents who plan to pack a special hearing of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on a proposal to close a 240-bed long-term care facility in Burlingame. —NNU Press Release, 02/13/12 More »

Largest National Nurses Union Opposes Mandatory Flu Vaccination as Condition of Employment

Largest National Nurses Union Opposes Mandatory Flu Vaccination as Condition of Employment

Hospital-based registered nurses, who are members of National Nurses United, will make a statement before the Health and Human Services National Vaccine Advisory Committee in a public forum on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. NNU, with 170,000 RN members, is the largest professional association and union of direct-care registered nurses in the United States, with more than 95 percent of the nurses working in acute-care hospitals. —NNU Press Release, 02/08/12 More »

Nurses to Rally at Florida Medical Center Over Hospital Conditions

Nurses to Rally at Florida Medical Center Over Hospital Conditions

Fort Lauderdale - Registered Nurses, members of the National Nurses Organizing Committee-Florida and National Nurses United -- the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in the country, with 170,000 members -- will hold a Respect Registered Nurses rally at The Florida Medical Center campus (FMC) of North Shore Medical Center – a Tenet hospital. There are 238 RNs on staff at FMC. More »

Sutter Santa Rosa RNs Overwhelmingly Ratify New Agreement

Sutter Santa Rosa RNs Overwhelmingly Ratify New Agreement

Registered nurses at Sutter Santa Rosa Medical Center voted Tuesday night for a new 30-month collective bargaining agreement for the 350 RNs that will strengthen patient protections and maintain affordable healthcare coverage for nurses and their families, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —CNA Press Release, 02/02/12 More »

Fresno County Nurses to Strike 3 Days Starting Monday 01-23-12

Fresno County Nurses to Strike 3 Days Starting Monday 01-23-12

FRESNO - The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today its submission of a three-day strike notice to the county. The notice allows for a strike to commence on Monday, January 23, starting at 7 a.m. —CNA Press Release, 01/20/12 More »

Nurses Occupy CPMC Friday as Part of Day of Mass Occupation Protests

Nurses Occupy CPMC Friday as Part of Day of Mass Occupation Protests

Registered nurses from throughout San Francisco will have a strong public message to deliver, and will set up a nurses’ first aid tent for the public, to protest Sutter Health’s plan to shrink St. Luke’s by two-thirds while building an enormous hospital at Cathedral Hill. As part of the 99%, RNs believe Sutter CPMC must meet community needs for housing of low-income residents in the central city, mitigate traffic issues, address issues of jobs and union protections, and maintain services to provide a standard of care that San Franciscans deserve, such as skilled nursing and psychiatric services. More »

St. Joseph’s Hospital of Orange RNs Win Major Settlement

St. Joseph’s Hospital of Orange RNs Win Major Settlement

Nurses receive $12 million lost wages in class action lawsuit. The California Nurses Association will be holding a press conference, Wednesday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m., to discuss a recent lawsuit victory for registered nurses at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Orange. The lawsuit stems from the hospital’s attempts to circumvent paying RNs the overtime wages they were lawfully entitled to from December 2001 through June 2009. Awards to the 2,717 plaintiffs have started to be received this month. —CNA Press Release, 01/10/12 More »

Fresno County Nurses Consider Strike, Seek to Block Contract They Say Harms Nurses & County Patients

Fresno County Nurses Consider Strike, Seek to Block Contract They Say Harms Nurses & County Patients

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today announced it has asked the state Public Employees Relations Board to block a decision by Fresno County to impose a harsh new contract on county nurses – and county nurses are voting Tuesday and Wednesday whether to authorize nurse negotiators to call a possible strike. —CNA Press Release, 01/09/12 More »

New Study Shows Dramatic Revenue Potential from a Wall Street Tax

New Study Shows Dramatic Revenue Potential from a Wall Street Tax

A robust tax on Wall Street transactions would raise far more revenue – as much as 17 times as much – than more limited proposals, even accounting for the worst case scenarios of reduced trading as a result of a tax. That’s the findings of an important new research brief from prominent University of Massachusetts Amherst economists Robert Pollin and James Heintz. —NNU Press Release, 01/09/12 More »

Chicago Landslide—Jackson Park Hospital RNs Vote By 85 Percent to Join Nation’s Largest RN Unio

Chicago Landslide—Jackson Park Hospital RNs Vote By 85 Percent to Join Nation’s Largest RN Unio

Registered nurses at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center on Chicago’s South Side voted by 85 percent Friday to join National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union and professional association of RNs. —NNU Press Rlease, 01/06/12 More »

‘A Nightmare on Wall Street’ – Nurses Premiere New Video

‘A Nightmare on Wall Street’ – Nurses Premiere New Video

Kicking off the new year in which the ongoing economic crisis will continue to plague millions of American families, the nation’s largest nurses’ organization today unveiled a dramatic short video, “A Nightmare on Wall Street” to renew the push for a tax on Wall Street speculation to raise critically needed funds to heal America. More »

6,000 California RNs Hold One-Day Strike: Dec 22

6,000 California RNs Hold One-Day Strike: Dec 22

Voicing concern over the erosion of quality of care and cuts to patient protections, nurses at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, and 4,000 RNs who work at nine Bay Area facilities that are part of the Sutter Health corporation, are on a one-day strike today. —Press Release, 12/22/11 More »

RNs Offer to Postpone Strike if Sutter Pulls Concession Demands

RNs Offer to Postpone Strike if Sutter Pulls Concession Demands

Registered Nurses today offered to postpone a scheduled one-day strike against eight Sutter hospitals Thursday if Sutter officials agree to withdraw major concessions they are demanding, and work toward achieving a fair contract settlement with the RNs. —Press Release, 12/19/11 More »

Nurses Warn: Wall Street Targeting Hospitals for Profits

Nurses Warn: Wall Street Targeting Hospitals for Profits

New York City - Hundreds of nurses and their supporters from across the U.S. will converge outside the offices of Cerberus Capital Management, 299 Park Avenue, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 12:30 p.m., to protest the practices of the multi-billion dollar private equity firm’s health care unit, Steward Health Care System. —Press Release, 12/19/11 More »

Long Beach RNs Prepare for One-Day Strike on Thursday, Dec. 22

Long Beach RNs Prepare for One-Day Strike on Thursday, Dec. 22

LONG BEACH— Registered nurses from Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach preparing to go on strike for one day on Dec. 22 will be making picket signs on Monday, Dec. 19 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and are available to the media for interviews during that time. —Press Release, 12/16/11 More »

Saint John’s RNs Want a Safe Patient Care Contract for Christmas—

Saint John’s RNs Want a Safe Patient Care Contract for Christmas—

RNs at Saint John’s Health Center will hold a candle light vigil this Monday, December, 19 because of management’s refusal to seriously address key patient safety and nurse injury prevention proposals, and its continual delay on negotiations on these issues. —Press Release, 12/16/11 More »

National RNs to Newt: ‘We Know Nurses, You are Not a Nurse;’ Largest RN Organization on Gingrich

National RNs to Newt: ‘We Know Nurses, You are Not a Nurse;’ Largest RN Organization on Gingrich

The nation’s largest organization of registered nurses today ridiculed Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s attempts to excuse his ethics violations and callous treatment of his wives because he was feeling the same exhaustion experienced by many nurses. “I know nurses. I work with nurses every day. You, Mr. Gingrich, are not a nurse,” said RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director the 170,000 member National Nurses United, a non-partisan organization of the 99 percent which has not endorsed any candidate for President. —NNU Press Release, 12/15/11 More »

Marin General Nurses Ratify New 3-Year Pact after Hospital Withdraws Concession Demands

Marin General Nurses Ratify New 3-Year Pact after Hospital Withdraws Concession Demands

Registered nurses at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Ca. Wednesday night approved a new three-year contract with the local hospital district with important provisions they say will improve patient care at the hospital, help protect nurses and patients, and keep experienced RNs at the bedside. More »

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