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Nurses Call on Federal and State Govs to Follow California Mandate of Highest Ebola Safeguards

Nurses Call on Federal and State Govs to Follow California Mandate of Highest Ebola Safeguards

National Nurses United today called on the U.S. Government and other states to follow the landmark mandatory safeguards established by California to protect nurses, other health workers, and the public from the threat of the deadly Ebola virus. More »

New CA Ebola Mandate Inspired by NNU Appeal to Gov. Brown, Sets Nat. Model for Highest Protection

New CA Ebola Mandate Inspired by NNU Appeal to Gov. Brown, Sets Nat. Model for Highest Protection

Following a worldwide day of actions of 100,000 registered nurses and health workers demanding substantial improvements in safeguards for the deadly Ebola virus, California officials have announced landmark mandatory Ebola guidelines that should be a model for federal and state action for all U.S. hospitals, National Nurses United said today. —National Nurses United, 11/14/14 More »

100,000 RNs to Join Global Ebola Awareness Day Actions Wednesday with Vigils, Rallies, Strikes

100,000 RNs to Join Global Ebola Awareness Day Actions Wednesday with Vigils, Rallies, Strikes

From California to Florida, from the Philippines to Ireland, 100,000 registered nurses are expected to join a wave of actions to call attention to eroding patient care standards in the U.S. and globally that are symbolized by inadequate preparedness for fighting the Ebola virus. —National Nurses United, 11/11/14 More »

Nov. 12 - White House Vigil, Rallies, RN Strikes, Pickets, Actions in 16 States

Nov. 12 - White House Vigil, Rallies, RN Strikes, Pickets, Actions in 16 States

Registered nurses from California to Maine will hold strikes, picketing, and other actions Wednesday, November 12 in 16 U.S. states and the District of Columbia – with possible support actions globally – as National Nurses United, the largest U.S. organization of nurses steps up the demand for tougher Ebola safety precautions in the nation’s hospitals. —National Nurses United, 11/11/14 More »

Strikes by Kaiser, Tracy, Watsonville RNs Kick Off Actions for Patient Safety and Ebola Precautions

Strikes by Kaiser, Tracy, Watsonville RNs Kick Off Actions for Patient Safety and Ebola Precautions

Two-day strikes starting Tuesday that affect nearly 20,000 registered nurses at 86 Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics, a Sutter hospital in Tracy, and Watsonville Community Hospital kicking off a wave of protests at 15 states and the District of Columbia over eroding patient care conditions symbolized by inadequate Ebola safeguards at most U.S. hospitals. —National Nurses United, 11/10/14 More »

Talks Stall as Strike Nears for 18,000 Kaiser RNs

Talks Stall as Strike Nears for 18,000 Kaiser RNs

With strikes and other protest actions fast approaching, talks between registered nurses and one of the nation’s biggest hospital and insurance chains Kaiser Permanente stalled Thursday setting the stage for a strike by 18,000 Kaiser RNs Tuesday November 11 kicking off a historic international day of actions on Wednesday, November 12. More »

CA Nurses Launch ‘Yes on 45’ Radio Ads: ‘Real Nurses’ Support Limit on Insurance Abuses

CA Nurses Launch ‘Yes on 45’ Radio Ads: ‘Real Nurses’ Support Limit on Insurance Abuses

Taking issue with the $57 million deceptive advertising campaign by the state’s biggest insurance giants, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United has begun a broad radio campaign to inform voters that “real nurses” support Proposition 45 to rein in excessive insurance increases that put patients at risk. —California Nurses Association, 10/31/14 More »

University of California RNs to Speak Out on Inadequate Ebola Prep. at University Medical Centers

University of California RNs to Speak Out on Inadequate Ebola Prep. at University Medical Centers

Registered nurses at University of California medical centers will hold speak outs Tuesday and Wednesday to alert the public that UC hospitals, now being promoted as priority hospitals for treating any potential Ebola patients in California, are far from prepared, according to the frontline RNs. —California Nurses Association, 10/27/14 More »

National Nurses Statement on New CDC Ebola Guidelines

National Nurses Statement on New CDC Ebola Guidelines

National Nurses United today welcomed the call in the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for “rigorous and repeated training” for nurses and other health workers responding to the Ebola virus as NNU has been urging for two months, but said some substantial questions and concerns remain. —National Nurses United, 10/21/14 More »

Nurses to Meet with California Gov. Tuesday, Seek to Make CA a National Model for Ebola Protections

Nurses to Meet with California Gov. Tuesday, Seek to Make CA a National Model for Ebola Protections

Will California, the world’s 8th largest economy, set a national standard for the U.S. and beyond on the highest safety standards and protocols for confronting the deadly Ebola virus? That’s the proposal leaders of the National Nurses United and California Nurses Association will make to California Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday morning. —California Nurses Association, 10/20/14 More »

Nurses: Make California National Model for Safety Protections

Nurses: Make California National Model for Safety Protections

California Gov. Jerry Brown will meet with leaders of the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United Tuesday morning in Sacramento to review ways to make California the national leader in enacting the highest Ebola safety standards and protocols to protect nurses, other frontline health care workers, patients and the public. —California Nurses Association, 10/20/14 More »

RNs at St. Joseph Hospital Decry Management’s Response for Highest Standards of Ebola Preparation

RNs at St. Joseph Hospital Decry Management’s Response for Highest Standards of Ebola Preparation

Today, Registered Nurses at St Joseph Hospital in Orange, a hospital where RNs are not yet represented by a union, took the bold step of publicly calling on management to take immediate measures to ensure the health and safety of RNs and patients alike regarding Ebola. The RNs pointed out that the hospital, like most hospitals in America, has failed to enact adequate measures to protect against Ebola. —California Nurses Association, 10/17/14 More »

RNs: New Accord Would Keep Open Daughters of Charity Hospitals, Preserve Vital Services

RNs: New Accord Would Keep Open Daughters of Charity Hospitals, Preserve Vital Services

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United has reached an agreement with Prime Healthcare that nurses say features a commitment to preserve hospital services and labor standards at four California hospitals currently operated by the Daughters of Charity Health System in the event those hospitals are acquired by Prime. —California Nurses Association, 10/10/14 More »

Nurses Welcome Richmond City Council Decision to Reallocate Chevron Funds to Support Future of DMC

Nurses Welcome Richmond City Council Decision to Reallocate Chevron Funds to Support Future of DMC

At Tuesday's Richmond City Council meeting, Registered Nurses, hospital staff and community members prevailed on Council members to reallocate $15 million of a $90 million community benefit agreement with Chevron USA, to Doctors Medical Center San Pablo (DMC). —California Nurses Association, 10/08/14 More »

Nurses Demand Chevron, City Council Act Tonight and Allocate Funds to Doctors Medical Center

Nurses Demand Chevron, City Council Act Tonight and Allocate Funds to Doctors Medical Center

At tonight's Richmond City Council meeting Registered Nurses and community residents are calling on the Council to take action immediately to allocate Chevron funds to restore and maintain Doctors Medical Center as a full service acute care hospital. —California Nurses Association, 10/07/14 More »

UPDATE—Even After Dallas, Hospitals Still Lagging in Preparation for U.S. Ebola Patients

UPDATE—Even After Dallas, Hospitals Still Lagging in Preparation for U.S. Ebola Patients

News of the first confirmed patient in the U.S. infected with the Ebola virus still has not led to effective communication with registered nurses who would be among the first to respond and interact with patients possibly infected, according to survey responses from at least 1,400 registered nurses across the U.S. —National Nurses United, 10/06/14 More »

National Nurse Survey Shows Hospitals Still Not Prepared for U.S. Ebola Patients

National Nurse Survey Shows Hospitals Still Not Prepared for U.S. Ebola Patients

UPDATED RESULTS - Following reports that a Dallas hospital failed to hospitalize a patient infected with the Ebola virus and failed to properly communicate essential information to caregivers about his health status, National Nurses United is stepping up the call on U.S. hospitals to immediately upgrade emergency preparations for Ebola in the U.S. —RNRN, 10/03/14 More »

Nurses Call on U.S. Hospitals to Improve Emergency Preparedness for Potential Ebola U.S. Infections

Nurses Call on U.S. Hospitals to Improve Emergency Preparedness for Potential Ebola U.S. Infections

Following reports that a Dallas hospital failed to hospitalize a patient infected with the Ebola virus and failed to properly communicate essential information to caregivers about his health status, National Nurses United is stepping up the call on U.S. hospitals to immediately upgrade emergency preparations for Ebola in the U.S. —National Nurses United, 10/02/14 More »

CNA, Consumers to Unveil First ‘Yes on 45’ TV Ad to Rein In Insurance Industry Pricing Abuses

CNA, Consumers to Unveil First ‘Yes on 45’ TV Ad to Rein In Insurance Industry Pricing Abuses

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United will join with consumers and small business owners in a press conference Wednesday to unveil the first TV ad calling for passage of California Proposition 45 to crack down on insurance industry price gouging. —California Nurses Association, 09/30/14 More »

RNs Welcome Gov. Brown’s Approval of CNA-Backed Bill to Step Up Hospital Violence Prevention

RNs Welcome Gov. Brown’s Approval of CNA-Backed Bill to Step Up Hospital Violence Prevention

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United late Monday enthusiastically praised the decision of California Governor Jerry Brown to sign a CNA-sponsored bill that will dramatically step up efforts to prevent workplace violence in California hospitals. —California Nurses Association, 09/29/14 More »

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