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Jack Lew Hearing Puts Spotlight on Wall Street as Main Street Has Yet to Recover

Jack Lew Hearing Puts Spotlight on Wall Street as Main Street Has Yet to Recover

Washington, D.C. – Community, labor and healthcare activists are calling upon the Senate Finance Committee this week to press Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew to support a Financial Transaction, or Robin Hood, tax. The Robin Hood tax will begin to bring much needed fairness to the tax code, put the brakes on reckless Wall Street trading, and hold Wall Street accountable to the many communities still suffering from the crashing of the economy. —National Nurses United, 02/11/13 More »

Nurses, Health Care Activists to Protest Health Insurance Industry in Sacramento

Nurses, Health Care Activists to Protest Health Insurance Industry in Sacramento

Protest Monday Calling for Expanded Medicare for All. Registered nurses will join with the Campaign for a Healthy California, a coalition of labor and healthcare activists, Monday in Sacramento in a challenge to California health insurance corporations, the latest step in an ongoing campaign to work for guaranteed healthcare for all by expanding and updating Medicare to cover everyone. —Campaign for a Healthy California, 02/08/13 More »

Nurses Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline, Cite Adverse Effects of Increased Air Pollution, Climate Change

Nurses Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline, Cite Adverse Effects of Increased Air Pollution, Climate Change

Citing serious adverse health concerns, National Nurses United announced today that it is joining with environmentalists, unions and other organizations from across the country to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline – the 1,700 mile of tar sands oil pipeline from Canada to refineries in Texas. With 185,000 members, NNU is the largest organization and union of registered nurses. —National Nurses United, 02/05/13 More »

Patient Protection Act Proposed for DC Hospitals

Patient Protection Act Proposed for DC Hospitals

Survey: 57% of District Hospital Nurses Cite Inadequate Staffing. Registered nurses joined with District of Columbia Council members and community supporters in a press conference today to announce the introduction of the Patient Protection Act to dramatically improve care in DC hospitals to protect patients. —National Nurses United, 02/05/13 More »

RNs, Techs to Picket Glendale Memorial Thursday, Protest Cuts

RNs, Techs to Picket Glendale Memorial Thursday, Protest Cuts

In Patient Services from Layoffs That Undermine Needed Care. Registered nurses, respiratory and X-ray technicians and other staff will picket Glendale Memorial Hospital Thursday, January 31 to protest staffing layoffs they say will adversely affect patient access to needed care. —California Nurses Association, 01/29/13 More »

Next Step in Sutter Solano Protest over RN Harassment

Next Step in Sutter Solano Protest over RN Harassment

Nurses to Picket Hospital Thursday over Attack on Rights. Sutter Solano registered nurses are stepping up their rebuttal to the hospital management in Vallejo and Sutter corporate officials for illegal threats and disciplinary action against nurses who exercised their federally protected right to strike. —California Nurses Association, 01/29/13 More »

Affinity Medical Center RNs to Picket Monday for Safe Staffing

Affinity Medical Center RNs to Picket Monday for Safe Staffing

OHIO--Registered nurses at Affinity Medical Center in Massillon, Oh will hold an informational picket outside the hospital on Monday, January 28 to protest unfair labor practices and hospital management policies they say are intended to intimidate and discourage nurses from reporting unsafe practices, such as inadequate staffing, that put patients at risk. —NNOC-Ohio, 01/25/13 More »

Nurses Denounce Court Ruling on Federal Labor Board

Nurses Denounce Court Ruling on Federal Labor Board

Bid to Return to Era of Open Season on U.S. Workers. The nation’s largest organization of nurses today condemned a conservative federal appeals court ruling overturning President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, a step taken by the President only after the refusal of Senate Republicans to restore a quorum on the board to enable it to function. —National Nurses United, 01/25/13 More »

Nurses Mark Five Years of Collective Bargaining, Quality Care in TX

Nurses Mark Five Years of Collective Bargaining, Quality Care in TX

Houston – Registered Nurses, members of the National Nurses Organizing Committee-Texas/National Nurses United (NNU) -- the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in the country, with 185,000 members -- will rally outside Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center (11049 FM 1940, Houston, corner of Steepletop and FM 1960) on Thursday, January 24 at Noon, to celebrate an important anniversary: five years of collective bargaining -- and the quality patient care those contracts provide --in the state’s private sector hospitals. —NNU Texas, 01/24/13 More »

Nurses at 2 ProMedica Hospitals Seek Federal Help to Protect Patients

Nurses at 2 ProMedica Hospitals Seek Federal Help to Protect Patients

MICHIGAN--The registered nurses at ProMedica’s Bixby and Herrick hospitals in Lenawee County have filed requests with the federal government to intervene after months of ProMedica failing to work with the nurses to improve patient safety and retaliating when they raise concerns. —Michigan Nurses Association, 01/08/13 More »

RNs Announce New Affiliation in Stepped Up Campaign

RNs Announce New Affiliation in Stepped Up Campaign

To Protect Patients, Uphold Standards, Fight Employer Attacks. Blast Efforts to Roll Back Patient Ratios, Erode Contract Protections. With escalating healthcare industry attacks on patient care protections and living standards for registered nurses and other hospital employees, often aided by a surrogate wearing a union label who cosponsored an effort to suspend California’s nurse-to-patient ratio law, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today announced the affiliation of the National Union of Healthcare Workers. —California Nurses Association, 01/03/13 More »

MSNA/NNU Nurses Win Staffing, Raises and No Mandatory Overtime at Calais Regional Hospital

MSNA/NNU Nurses Win Staffing, Raises and No Mandatory Overtime at Calais Regional Hospital

Nurses represented by the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United have won a two year contract that includes wage increase, provisions for safe staffing and language that prohibits the employer from forcing employees to work beyond their shift or regular schedule. —Maine State Nurses Association, 12/28/12 More »

MNA/NNU Files Charge of Unfair Labor Practice

MNA/NNU Files Charge of Unfair Labor Practice

WORCESTER, MA – The Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MNA/NNU) has filed a charge of unfair labor practice and is seeking an injunction with the National Labor Relations Board against UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) for its unprecedented decision to violate the nurses’ union contract and force nurses, who are supposed to have the Christmas Holiday off with their family, to work that day, even though many of these nurses have already worked Thanksgiving, and will be working on New Year’s Day. —Massachusetts Nurses Association, 12/21/12 More »

Twin Cities Nurses Ratify Three-Year Contract

Twin Cities Nurses Ratify Three-Year Contract

(St. Paul) - Twin Cities nurses represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association ratified its contract today with health care systems represented by the Minnesota Hospitals Association. The three-year agreement is effective June 1, 2013 – May 31, 2016 and impacts 12,000 nurses working in 13 different facilities in the metro area. —Minnesota Nurses Association, 12/21/12 More »

RNs to Strike 9 Bay Area Hospitals Monday

RNs to Strike 9 Bay Area Hospitals Monday

Protest against cuts that would set back nursing care standards for decades. Registered nurses are holding a year-end one-day strike at nine Bay Area hospitals on Monday, Dec. 24, the latest in a series of protests emphasizing big hospital demands for major cuts in nurses’ and patient care standards. The walkout will affect close to 5,000 RNs represented by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United at Bay Area Sutter facilities and two San Jose hospitals. —California Nurses Association, 12/21/12 More »

MNA/NNU Opposes Hospital Industry Policies to Mandate Masking As Part of Flu Prevention Program

MNA/NNU Opposes Hospital Industry Policies to Mandate Masking As Part of Flu Prevention Program

CANTON, MA -- As the state prepares for the upcoming influenza season, the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), the state’s largest union of registered nurses and health professionals, strongly opposes a new policy being implemented by a number of hospital and health care employers calling for mandatory masking of health care workers as a component of a flu prevention program, and threatens to fire nurses who don’t wear the mask throughout the hospital all day. —Massachusetts Nurses Association/NNU, 12/20/12 More »

Sutter RNs Offer to Postpone Strike if Hospitals Withdraw Concession Demands

Sutter RNs Offer to Postpone Strike if Hospitals Withdraw Concession Demands

Registered nurses at Bay Area Sutter hospitals have offered to call off plans for a one-day strike Monday, December 24 if Sutter executives agree to withdraw demands for sweeping and unwarranted reductions in patient care protections and other contract standards, which is at the heart of the dispute between the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United and local Sutter hospitals —California Nurses Association, 12/20/12 More »

St. Rose, Hayward RNs Vote by 91% to Join CNA

St. Rose, Hayward RNs Vote by 91% to Join CNA

Registered nurses at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward -- one of the last remaining non-union hospitals for RNs in the immediate Bay Area -- voted by 91 percent Tuesday night to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 12/19/12 More »

RNs to Picket 21 Kaiser Hospitals Wednesday

RNs to Picket 21 Kaiser Hospitals Wednesday

Registered nurses will picket 21 Kaiser Permanente hospitals from Santa Rosa to Fresno Wednesday, Dec. 19 to protest what they say is persistently inadequate nurse staffing in emergency care and other hospital areas, as well as patients being turned away from needed care, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —California Nurses Association, 12/18/12 More »

America’s Largest Nurses Union Calls for Action on Nation’s Ravaged Mental Health Services

America’s Largest Nurses Union Calls for Action on Nation’s Ravaged Mental Health Services

CT shooting devastating, sadly not surprising to nation’s RNs. Registered nurses across the country mourn the loss of life marked by the shooting of innocents in Connecticut and say it is time for the White House, Congress, and state and local legislators to take action to address causes of the violence, including restoring the devastating cuts that have occurred to mental health services across the United States. More »

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