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Educators Voice Support for UC RNs Right to Strike

On the eve of a crucial court hearing on the right of University of California registered nurses to strike to patient safety, three prominent educators from the UC community today issued statements supporting that democratic principle. —Press Release, 06/18/10 More »

Critical Court Hearing Friday on RNs Right to Strike for Patient Safety

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today blasted the state agency that oversees public employee relations for its active collusion with University of California hospital officials in seeking to suppress the democratic rights of registered nurses, and charged the UC hospital system with employing unfair market competition with other corporate hospital chains in its attacks on UC RNs. —Press Release, 06/17/10 More »

National Nurse Protest in Support of Univ. of Calif. RNs’ Right to Strike for Patient Safety

Registered nurses from throughout California and the nation will join their University of California Medical Center colleagues Friday to protest UC’s attempt to silence nurses by blocking their right to strike for patient safety. In recent weeks, thousands of registered nurses across the country fighting for safe patient staffing have taken similar actions. —Press Release, 06/16/10 More »

RNs Blast Six Months of Inaction by California Health Dept. on Unsafe Care

Six months after registered nurses filed a complaint with the California Department of Public Health regarding sweeping and pervasive patient care problems at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, state officials have yet to act, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United said today. —Press Release, 06/15/10 More »

Queen Meg Makes Major “Wealthcare Not Healthcare” Policy Proposal Before Hundreds of Nurses: Tue

Queen Meg of California will kick off her fall campaign this Tuesday by unveiling her “wealthcare not healthcare” policy proposal at an appearance before hundreds of nurses and other working Californians, who will be protesting outside the Goldman Sachs 31st Annual Global Conference on Healthcare in Century City Tuesday. —Press Release, 06/14/10 More »

Little Company of Mary San Pedro Hospital Unlawfully Locks out its Nurses

12,000 California RNs Continue to Push for Safe Staffing Around the State Today. Little Company of Mary San Pedro Hospital has unlawfully locked out is registered nurses for five days Thursday morning, despite the fact that its union, the California Nurses Association rescinded its one-day strike notice on Wednesday. The center of the dispute is safe nurse-to-patient staffing, which is critical to both patient safety and retention of experienced RNs and recruitment of new nurses. —Press Release, 06/10/10 More »

Univ. of Calif. Medical Center RNs Continue to Push for Safe Staffing with Rallies Around the State

Registered nurses at University of California medical centers today blasted university administration for attacking the right of nurses to strike to correct on-going staffing problems at UC by obtaining a court restraining order barring a walkout planned for Thursday, and said they will continue to take whatever steps necessary to resolve the serious staffing problems at the hospitals. The nurses, who are represented by the California Nurses Association, will hold rallies at UC medical centers Thursday to press their on-going case for safe staffing. —Press Release, 06/09/10 More »

University of California RNs Head to Court to Defend Right to Strike for Safer Patient Staffing, Jun

University of California registered nurses will be in court Tuesday to defend their democratic right to strike over their concerns about eroding patient care conditions in UC medical centers. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday at 11 a.m. in San Francisco Superior Court, 400 McAllister St., San Francisco, on efforts by the UC administration and the Gov. Schwarzenegger-dominated Public Employee Relations Board to block the right of nurses to strike. —Press Release, 06/07/10 More »

Univ. of Chicago RNs Vote for Direct Representation in National Nurses United

Univ. of Chicago RNs Vote for Direct Representation in National Nurses United

Registered nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center, First Lady Michelle Obama’s former employer, voted by 64 percent Thursday night for a direct membership in the nation’s largest RN union and professional organization, National Nurses United. —Press Release, 05/21/10 More »

1,000 Nurses Call on Congress to Act Now on Patient Safety

More than 1,000 registered nurses from across the country rallied in Washington DC Wednesday, raising an unprecedented, unified voice for patient safety reforms and new, national standards for patient care conditions and standards for nurses. —Press Release, 05/13/10 More »

Beyond Insurance: Ensuring Quality Care - 1,000 Nurses to Gather in DC

Up to 1,000 registered nurses from Maine to California will gather in Washington, DC for National Nurses Week this Tuesday and Wednesday, May 11 and 12 to press the case for moving beyond insurance reform to improving the quality of care in U.S. hospitals and other healthcare settings. The two day event, hosted by the nation's largest nurses' union and professional association, National Nurses United, will feature a march rally a of RNs who will press for landmark patient safety legislation now in Congress, including a bill that would establish national standards based on a California law that a major new academic study documents has dramatically reduced hospital patient deaths. —Press Release, 05/10/10 More »

RNs at Houston’s Cypress-Fairbanks Hospital Vote to Reaffirm Membership in National Nurses United

RNs at Houston’s Cypress-Fairbanks Hospital Vote to Reaffirm Membership in National Nurses United

In a dramatic expression of support for the aspirations of Texas registered nurses to have a stronger voice to speak out for patients and themselves, RNs at Cypress-Fairbanks Hospital in Houston voted today to remain members of National Nurses Organizing Committee-Texas, the state’s affiliate of National Nurses United, the national union and professional association for RNs. —Press Release, 04/28/10 More »

Temple Unions Ratify New Contracts, Declare Victory after Strike

After 28 days on strike, the members of PASNAP, the union that represents 1500 nurses, professionals and technical employees at Temple University Hospital, voted overwhelmingly to accept the new contract agreements. After three ratification votes held throughout the day, the total members voting was 1075 with 97% in favor —Press Release, 04/28/10 More »

Nurses Call on Governor to Take Immediate, Common-Sense Steps to Improve Board of Registered Nursing

Following the defeat of a misguided bill to deal with problems at the healing arts boards, including the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), the California Nurses Association today called for Governor Schwarzenegger to take immediate common-sense steps to address the problems. —Press Release, 04/22/10 More »

Queen Meg to Make Appearance April 22 at Beverly Hills Fundraiser

Beverly Hills will be graced with a new kind of royalty this Thursday, April 22 as Queen Meg of California makes her first triumphant appearance before her adoring subjects. Queen Meg will headline a fundraising event featuring some of the wealthiest names in the national Republican court, including Sen. John McCain and Governors Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney. —Press Release, 04/21/10 More »

The Evidence is In - California RN-to-Patient Ratios Save Lives

A major new study led by one of the nation's most eminent nurse researchers provides compelling new evidence that California's landmark RN-to-patient staffing law reduces patient mortality, assures nurses more time to spend with patients, and substantially promotes retention of experienced RNs. —Press Release, 04/20/10 More »

Bill to Protect Taxpayer-Backed District Hospital Assets Advances in State Senate

A bill to assist communities struggling to protect district hospital services in the face of the erosion of care by corporate hospital chains like Sutter Health advanced in the California Senate today. SB1240, introduced by Senator Ellen Corbett and sponsored by the California Nurses Association, passed the Senate Local Government Committee on a 3-2 vote. It now heads to the Senate Health Committee. —Press Release, 04/07/10 More »

Saint John’s Nurses Launch Website to Support Campaign for RN Patient Advocacy Rights

Registered Nurses at Saint John’s Health Center today launched a website, www.SaintJohnsNurses.org, detailing their campaign to organize with the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United for collective patient-advocacy rights. —Press Release, 04/07/10 More »

After the cameras have gone home…National RN Relief Group Kicks off Next Round in Haiti Deployment

A team of registered nurse volunteers from California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Texas will depart for Haiti Friday morning for a nine-day deployment at Hopital Sacre Coeur, the nation’s largest organization of registered nurses, National Nurses United (NNU), announced today. —Press Release, 04/06/10 More »

St. John’s RNs Say Harassment of Nurses Continues Following Trial

Registered nurses at Santa Monica’s St. John’s Health Center said today hospital officials are continuing harassment of nurse activists even after being put on trial by the federal government for charges that it violated RN rights. —Press Release, 03/26/10 More »

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