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Bill to Step Up Safety For Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Sails Through Senate

Bill to Step Up Safety For Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Sails Through Senate

Registered nurses are heralding the California Senate’s passage of SB 1076, by a vote of 32-5, a bill that would significantly expand public oversight and protections for one of the least reported problems in U.S. hospitals – the placement of patients in “observation” status. —National Nurses United, 05/13/16 More »

FRIDAY—Nurses’ #BernieBus Heads to Southern CA

FRIDAY—Nurses’ #BernieBus Heads to Southern CA

National Nurses United members, who have spent the last eight months traveling from coast to coast campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus—will begin a week-long campaign swing southern California with stops at two San Fernando Valley college campuses on Friday. —National Nurses United, 05/13/16 More »

Informational Picket Today May 12

Informational Picket Today May 12

Registered Nurses and Community Members Will Protest Eroding Patient Care Conditions at Washington Hospital —National Nurses United, 05/12/16 More »

Nurses: New OSHA Rule Long Overdue, Strong Enforcement Needed

Nurses: New OSHA Rule Long Overdue, Strong Enforcement Needed

National Nurses United welcomes the latest occupational health and safety rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses while also calling on the Agency to create stronger enforcement policies using the new data that this rule makes available. —National Nurses United, 05/11/16 More »

Grupo La Meta y Enfermeras Colaboran en Concierto por Bernie Sanders

Grupo La Meta y Enfermeras Colaboran en Concierto por Bernie Sanders

Modesto, Calif. Grupo La Meta, quienes recientemente ha recibido atención nacional por su canción "El Quemazón” —un corrido para el candidato presidencial Bernie Sanders— se presentarán en conjunto con California Nurses Asociación/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) para un concierto especial en apoyo a la campaña de Bernie este Miércoles.11 de Mayo en Sacramento. —National Nurses United, 05/10/16 More »

Sanders Honors RNs on Nurses Week – Endorses California Initiative to Curb Drug Price Gouging

Sanders Honors RNs on Nurses Week – Endorses California Initiative to Curb Drug Price Gouging

The nation’s largest RN organization today welcomed a statement by Sen. Bernie Sanders honoring America’s nurses on Nurses Week for “all you do every day of the year to care for and save the lives of patients” and for “speaking out for health and safety beyond the bedside” notably in campaigning for “guaranteed healthcare through an improved Medicare for all single payer healthcare system.” —National Nurses United, 05/10/16 More »

Registered Nurses Honor National Nurses Week with Lobby Day for Improved Patient Protections

Registered Nurses Honor National Nurses Week with Lobby Day for Improved Patient Protections

Hundreds of registered nurses from across California will gather in Sacramento Wednesday, May 11, in honor of National Nurses’ Week to encourage state legislators to step up efforts to improve protections for hospital patients, and to express their support for Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders. —California Nurses Association, National Nurses United, 05/10/16 More »

#BernieBus Visits Stockton, SFSU Tuesday

#BernieBus Visits Stockton, SFSU Tuesday

National Nurses United members, who spent months traveling from coast to coast campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus—will be heading to an early morning Bernie Sanders rally in Stockton and then to San Francisco State University on Tuesday, May 10. —National Nurses United, 05/10/16 More »

Antelope Valley Nurses Vote by 96% to Authorize Strike

Antelope Valley Nurses Vote by 96% to Authorize Strike

Registered nurses at Antelope Valley Hospital turned out in record numbers last week to vote overwhelmingly by 96 percent to authorize a strike, if necessary, to protest the hospital’s continued refusal to address issues such as unsafe staffing and high nurse attrition and turnover. —California Nurses Association, 05/09/16 More »

Grupo La Meta Partners with Nurses on Concert for Bernie Sanders

Grupo La Meta Partners with Nurses on Concert for Bernie Sanders

Modesto, Calif. band Grupo La Meta, who recently gained national attention for their song "El Quemazón” (“The Bern”)—a corrido for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders—will be joining California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) for a special concert in support of Bernie’s campaign, on Wednesday, May 11 on the West Capitol Steps in Sacramento at noon. —National Nurses United, 05/09/16 More »

Nurses’ #BernieBus Visits Fresno, Sacramento Monday

Nurses’ #BernieBus Visits Fresno, Sacramento Monday

National Nurses United members, who spent months traveling from coast to coast campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus—will be heading to Fresno State University and to Sacramento for a Bernie Sanders rally on Monday, May 9. —National Nurses United, 05/09/16 More »

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus Visits N. Bay Area, Oakland Friday

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus Visits N. Bay Area, Oakland Friday

National Nurses United members, who spent months traveling from coast to coast campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus—will be heading to Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, and Martinez on Friday—then back Oakland to #FeelTheBern with voters at First Friday. —National Nurses United, 05/06/16 More »

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus Makes Bay Area Debut Thurs. May 5

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus Makes Bay Area Debut Thurs. May 5

National Nurses United members, who spent months traveling from coast to coast, campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus—will launch the Bay Area leg of their revolutionary journey with a #BernieBus kickoff event Thurs., May 5 at Berkeley City College. —National Nurses United, 05/04/16 More »

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings Moves On

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings Moves On

Legislation that would require the state to adopt rules to reduce toxic airborne contaminants, also known as “surgical plumes,” is headed to a vote on the floor of the California Assembly. —California Nurses Association, 05/04/16 More »

Bill to Step up Safety for Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Settings Advances to Senate Floor

Bill to Step up Safety for Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Settings Advances to Senate Floor

A bill that would significantly expand public oversight and protections for one of the least reported problems in U.S. hospitals—the placement of patients in “observation” status, is headed to the Senate floor. —National Nurses United, 05/04/16 More »

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus To Visit Arcata, Eureka Calif.

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus To Visit Arcata, Eureka Calif.

National Nurses United members, who have traveled from coast to coast to campaign for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus, will make stops in Arcata and Eureka, Calif. on Wednesday, May 4. —National Nurses United, 05/03/16 More »

Mercy Bakersfield RNs to Picket Tuesday, May 3

Mercy Bakersfield RNs to Picket Tuesday, May 3

Nurses, Community Protest Short Staffing, Unsafe Work Conditions —National Nurses United, 04/29/16 More »

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings Advances

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings Advances

California nurses are welcoming an Assembly bill that would require the state to adopt rules to reduce toxic airborne contaminants, also known as “surgical plumes” in surgical settings that pose a danger to patients, nurses, and other health professionals. —National Nurses United, 04/27/16 More »

Tonight—Healthcare Debate Comes to 9 CA Cities

Tonight—Healthcare Debate Comes to 9 CA Cities

1,300 Californians to join screening of new documentary April 27 on the Medicare for All solution for businesses struggling with healthcare costs. More »

RNs Ratify Agreements with CA, NV Prime Hospitals ‘New Tools to Continue to Serve Our Community’

RNs Ratify Agreements with CA, NV Prime Hospitals ‘New Tools to Continue to Serve Our Community’

Registered nurses have approved new collective bargaining agreements covering 1,500 RNs who work at hospitals in California and Nevada operated by Prime Healthcare covering 1,500 RNs in Inglewood and San Diego, CA and Reno, NV. —California Nurses Association, 04/22/16 More »

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