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Nurses Criticize Democratic Platform Committee Vote To Oppose Guaranteed Healthcare/Medicare for All

Nurses Criticize Democratic Platform Committee Vote To Oppose Guaranteed Healthcare/Medicare for All

National Nurses United today condemned the vote of the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee meeting in St. Louis for its vote late Friday night to reject a proposal to place a commitment to “fighting for Medicare for all” in the party’s platform to be adopted at the Democratic convention next month. —National Nurses United, 06/27/16 More »

1,300 RNs to Begin 4-day Kaiser Los Angeles Strike Thursday

1,300 RNs to Begin 4-day Kaiser Los Angeles Strike Thursday

Some 1,300 registered nurses are set to begin a four-day strike Thursday at Kaiser Permanente’s flagship Los Angeles hospital, continuing their campaign to insist the hospital/health insurance giant improve staffing for safer patient care. —National Nurses United, 06/23/16 More »

Nurses: Attorney General’s Approval of Major Hospital Merger Fails to Strengthen Protections

Nurses: Attorney General’s Approval of Major Hospital Merger Fails to Strengthen Protections

California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ decision today to give a green light to a proposed merger of two large Catholic hospital chains does little to strengthen needed protections for nurses and patients, said the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —National Nurses United, 06/22/16 More »

Tentative Pact Averts Watsonville Hospital RN Strike

Tentative Pact Averts Watsonville Hospital RN Strike

A two-day strike involving some 300 registered nurses at Watsonville Community Hospital that was scheduled to begin this morning is off as nurses and hospital representatives reached a tentative agreement late Tuesday night. —California Nurses Association, 06/22/16 More »

Watsonville Community Hospital Nurses Begin Two-Day Strike Wednesday, June 22

Watsonville Community Hospital Nurses Begin Two-Day Strike Wednesday, June 22

Nurses who work at Watsonville Community Hospital will officially begin a two-day strike on Wednesday, June 22, due to what they state are seriously deteriorating patient care standards and working conditions. —California Nurses Association, 06/20/16 More »

Nurses Call on Drafting Committee to Endorse Medicare for All and Oppose TPP

Nurses Call on Drafting Committee to Endorse Medicare for All and Oppose TPP

Asking “whose life doesn’t matter,” National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro late Friday called on members of the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee to place a commitment to fighting for guaranteed health care for all, through an improved and expanded Medicare for All. —National Nurses United, 06/17/16 More »

Major Strikes Involving 10,000 Registered Nurses in MN, MA, and CA Scheduled for Late June

Major Strikes Involving 10,000 Registered Nurses in MN, MA, and CA Scheduled for Late June

Nearly 10,000 registered nurses in Minnesota, Massachusetts, and California are prepared to strike in late June – a national strike of nurses on a series of patient safety and quality care concerns. —National Nurses United, 06/14/16 More »

Nurses: Don’t Let Them Silence Your Voice – Your Vote Matters

Nurses: Don’t Let Them Silence Your Voice – Your Vote Matters

National Nurses United today urged voters in six primary states set to cast ballots today for Senator Bernie Sanders to get to the polls and rebuke the effort of the major media to say their votes no longer matter. —National Nurses United, 06/07/16 More »

Nurses #BernieBus Accelerates its Get-Out-the Vote Campaign For Sanders with Stop at Cal. State

Nurses #BernieBus Accelerates its Get-Out-the Vote Campaign For Sanders with Stop at Cal. State

With the latest polls showing Senator Bernie Sanders ahead with a one point lead in California, the National Nurses United (NNU) members are accelerating their Get-Out-the-Vote efforts in the final few days before the June 7 primary. —National Nurses United, 06/03/16 More »

Huntington Memorial Hospital Agrees to Rescind Illegal Firing of RNs, Proceed to New Union Election

Huntington Memorial Hospital Agrees to Rescind Illegal Firing of RNs, Proceed to New Union Election

The California Nurses Association and the administration of Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena reached a settlement agreement yesterday just days before National Labor Relations Board trial scheduled to begin in Los Angeles on June 6. —California Nurses Association, 06/01/16 More »

June 1: National Day of Action For Fair Working Conditions at CHS Hospitals

June 1: National Day of Action For Fair Working Conditions at CHS Hospitals

On June 1, registered nurses in California, Ohio, and West Virginia will be participating in a national day of action to call for safe patient care and fair treatment of RNs at Community Health Systems and Quorum Health Corporation facilities—stating that the for-profit corporations are not making patients their first priority. —National Nurses United, 06/01/16 More »

Nurses in CA, OH and WV Call for Safe Staffing, Fair Working Conditions at CHS, Quorum Health

Nurses in CA, OH and WV Call for Safe Staffing, Fair Working Conditions at CHS, Quorum Health

On June 1, registered nurses in California, Ohio, and West Virginia will be participating in a national day of action to call for safe patient care and fair treatment of RNs at Community Health Systems and Quorum Health Corporation facilities—stating that the for-profit corporations are not making patients their first priority. —National Nurses United, 05/31/16 More »

BernieBus Brings its Campaign For Sanders to San Diego

BernieBus Brings its Campaign For Sanders to San Diego

The registered nurses, members of National Nurses United are bringing their campaign in support of Senator Bernie Sanders to San Diego County Thursday with stops at UC San Diego campus and UCSD Medical Center. —National Nurses United, 05/26/16 More »

Nurses Call for Improvements in Staffing at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital to Ensure Quality Care

Nurses Call for Improvements in Staffing at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital to Ensure Quality Care

Registered nurses at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital will hold an informational picket today, to protest growing problems with short staffing and unsafe working conditions at the hospital. More »

Nurses #BernieBus Brings its Campaign for Sanders to UC Riverside

Nurses #BernieBus Brings its Campaign for Sanders to UC Riverside

Actress Rosario Dawson and Ben and Jerry co-founder join RNs on campaign trail to scoop ice cream and talk to voters —National Nurses United, 05/25/16 More »

TUESDAY— Nurses #BernieBus Brings its Campaign for Sanders to the OC

TUESDAY— Nurses #BernieBus Brings its Campaign for Sanders to the OC

Ben and Jerry co-founder and Bernie supporter joins RNs on the campaign trail to scoop ice cream and talk to voters —National Nurses United, 05/24/16 More »

Nurses Call for Improvements in Staffing at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital to Ensure Quality Care

Nurses Call for Improvements in Staffing at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital to Ensure Quality Care

Weds. May 25 - Informational Picket 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Registered nurses at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital will hold an informational picket to protest growing problems with short staffing and unsafe working conditions at the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 05/23/16 More »

Nurses #BernieBus Steps on the Gas in Final Push to Register Voters Before Deadline Monday

Nurses #BernieBus Steps on the Gas in Final Push to Register Voters Before Deadline Monday

Encouraged and energized by Senator Bernie Sanders success and California’s record-breaking numbers of new voters, nurses on the #BernieBus are re-doubling their voter registration efforts throughout Los Angeles Monday. —National Nurses United, 05/23/16 More »

California Assembly Approves CNA-Sponsored Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings

California Assembly Approves CNA-Sponsored Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings

The California Assembly today approved a bill that would mitigate the presence of toxic airborne contaminants that pose a hazard to patients, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, in operating rooms and other surgical settings. —California Nurses Association, 05/19/16 More »

Nurses on Nevada: Where’s the Outrage Over Widespread Irregularities That Occurred During Caucuses

Nurses on Nevada: Where’s the Outrage Over Widespread Irregularities That Occurred During Caucuses

National Nurses United today criticized media coverage of the disputed Nevada state convention last weekend that has sought to distort events in Nevada while ignoring the original source of the dispute – massive irregularities in the conduct of the state caucuses in Nevada that tilted the outcome in favor of Hillary Clinton. —National Nurses United, 05/19/16 More »

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