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RNs to Call Attention to Sutter Health’s Service Cuts to Community with a Bake Sale

Registered nurses will hold a bake sale and rally Tuesday outside two large Sutter Health hospitals in the East Bay and Peninsula to call attention to cuts in services that have negative impacts to the communities served by its hospitals. Of particular concern is that recent cuts have targeted services involving women. —Press Release, 07/26/11 More »

Nurses to Rep. Pete Stark: “Keep Kaiser Hayward Pediatrics Open!”

Registered nurses from throughout the Kaiser Permanente hospital chain will attend Rep. Pete Stark’s town hall meeting this Saturday in an effort to win his support to keep the pediatric unit open when the local facility moves from Hayward to San Leandro, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. More »

Nurses Warn Washington Risking Lives if Cuts Made to Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid

The nation’s leading voice of registered nurses today called on the White House and Congress to “Just Say No” to any cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid that they warned could “literally mean the difference between life and death for countless numbers of Americans.” —Press Release, 07/22/11 More »

Florida Nurses Condemn Rejection of Child Abuse Prevention Funds

Florida Nurses Condemn Rejection of Child Abuse Prevention Funds

Florida’s leading organization of registered nurses today sharply criticized a decision by Florida lawmakers to reject more than $50 million in federal child-abuse prevention money, a decision they said could cause substantial harm to Florida children. —Press Release, 07/22/11 More »

Nurses to Hold Palomar Vigil Thursday to Oppose Cuts

Palomar-Pomerado Health District registered nurses will hold a candlelight vigil Thursday night outside Palomar Medical Center to voice opposition to cuts in nursing assistants and other direct-care staff that they say is causing dangerous and widespread patient care delays. —Press Release, 07/20/11 More »

Nurses to Lead Irvine Rally Thursday Against Cuts in Medicare, Social Security

More than 100 registered nurses, joined by community activists in Orange County, will hold a noon speak out and rally Thursday in Irvine to call on Congress and the White House to stop any cuts to Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid. —Press Release, 07/20/11 More »

Study Bolsters Case for Pending Legislation to Set Safe Patient Limits in Massachusetts

Study Bolsters Case for Pending Legislation to Set Safe Patient Limits in Massachusetts

New Study Adds to Evidence on Success of California’s RN-Patient Staffing Law to Improve Nursing, Patient Care —Massachusetts Nurses Association Press Release, 07/14/11 More »

New Study Adds to Evidence—California’s RN-Patient Ratios Law Improves Nursing, Patient Care

Another major study has reinforced a growing body of evidence that California’s landmark law requiring minimum, specific nurse-to-patient staffing ratios enhances registered nurse staffing and the quality of patient care. —Press Release, 07/14/11 More »

Nurses hold “Governor Snyder’s ‘No Soup For You’ Kitchen in Protest of Budget Cuts

Nurses hold “Governor Snyder’s ‘No Soup For You’ Kitchen in Protest of Budget Cuts

Nurses representing the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) served chicken noodle soup, sandwiches and cookies on the Capital lawn today as a part of “Governor Snyder’s ‘No Soup for You’ Kitchen.” —Press Release, 07/13/11 More »

Nurses Urge Congress to Stop Cuts in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid

Nurses across the U.S. plan to flood members of the Senate Thursday and Friday with calls demanding they hold the line and oppose cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid that have been proposed during the current negotiations over the debt ceiling debate. —Press Release, 07/12/11 More »

Steward Holy Family Hospital RNs Vote 70 Percent to join Massachusetts Nurses Association

Steward Holy Family Hospital RNs Vote 70 Percent to join Massachusetts Nurses Association

Culminating a two-year effort to win union representation to improve patient care, registered nurses at Steward Holy Family Hospital voted last night by 70 percent to join the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MNA/NNU), the state and nation’s pre-eminent organization of RNs. —Press Release, 07/12/11 More »

Nurse staffing guidelines at issue in St. Charles Hospital contract dispute

Registered nurses at St. Charles Hospital want management to demonstrate that it’s committed to safe staffing. —Press Release, 07/08/11 More »

Nurses Call for Tax on Wall Street Trades, Not Cuts in Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid

The nation’s leading nurses’ organization, National Nurses United, today called on the Obama administration and Congress to oppose cuts in Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid, and instead increase national revenues with a tax on major Wall Street speculative activity. —Press Release, 07/07/11 More »

Candlelight Vigil for Safe Patient Care Wednesday, Los Angeles

Registered nurses at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles will hold a candlelight vigil Wednesday, July 6, to highlight their concerns with chronic understaffing, nurses unable to safely take a meal break during their 12-hour shifts, and the closures of vital patient care units at the hospital, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —Press Release, 07/06/11 More »

Cuts in Public Health May Cause Danger to Children, Say Ventura County RNs Who Plan Protest Thursday

A Ventura County children’s program called First 5 which provides care to an at-risk population of children up to age five, has been seriously compromised with the elimination of the five public health nurse positions who provided the care. Ventura County RNs say that this will significantly delay needed care and put children at risk. On Thursday, the nurses, who are represented by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, plan to protest the cuts. —Press Release, 06/22/11 More »

San Diego RNs Sound Alarm over Harm to Local Community from Economy, Health Cuts

Nurse Rallies to Heal America in San Diego, Ventura, Northern Los Angeles Counties Coincide with National Wall Street Protest —Press Release, 06/22/11 More »

Antelope Valley RNs Sound Alarm over Harm to Community from Economy, Health Cuts

Antelope Valley Hospital RNs represented by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United are identifying broad declines in health tied to economic hardship and obstacles to healthcare coverage. —Press Release, 06/21/11 More »

Marquette Labor Council First in State to Back Main Street Contract

Marquette, MI – Last night, the Marquette County Labor Council, a chapter of the Michigan State AFL-CIO, unanimously joined with over 170,000 registered nurses across the nation in support of the Main Street Contract. —Press Release, 06/17/11 More »

RNs Lead Community Rally in NYC June 22 to Heal America

RNs Lead Community Rally in NYC June 22 to Heal America

Registered nurses, joined by labor and community leaders and activists, will rally in front of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, June 22, to call for a sales tax on Wall Street speculative activity. The tax would raise revenue to rebuild the nation. Rally participants tie financial speculation to the present economic crisis. —Press Release, 06/14/11 More »

1,000 Nurses, Activists to Protest Chamber of Commerce Today

Some 1,000 registered nurses, joined by labor and community supporters will picket the Washington DC headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce today, and rally outside the White House and Congress to call for a new direction for the American People. —Press Release, 06/07/11 More »

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