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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 »

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 »

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