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New RN Report: Pharma CEOs Reaped $2.8 Billion Last Year While Implementing Massive Price Hikes

New RN Report: Pharma CEOs Reaped $2.8 Billion Last Year While Implementing Massive Price Hikes

Top pharmaceutical executives are making billions of dollars in compensation while implementing skyrocketing price increases for essential medications, according a new research report released today by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 10/10/16 More »

Yes on Prop. 61: Veterans, Nurses and Elected Officials to Hold Press Conference in San Francisco

Yes on Prop. 61: Veterans, Nurses and Elected Officials to Hold Press Conference in San Francisco

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos and San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim will join Veterans; Co-President of the California Nurses Association Deborah Burger, and others at a press conference where they will rally supporters to stand up against the pharmaceutical giants. —California Nurses Association, 10/10/16 More »

Nurses at Alameda Hospital Vote Unanimously to Approve New Contract

Nurses at Alameda Hospital Vote Unanimously to Approve New Contract

Registered nurses at Alameda Hospital in Alameda, Calif. voted unanimously to ratify a new contract, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 10/07/16 More »

Nurses Applaud San Luis Obispo Vote to Reject Phillips 66 Oil Train Project, Cite Public Safety

Nurses Applaud San Luis Obispo Vote to Reject Phillips 66 Oil Train Project, Cite Public Safety

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today welcomed the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission vote Wednesday to reject a controversial Phillips 66 proposal to transport millions of gallons of crude tar sands oil through the county by rail every week. —California Nurses Association, 10/06/16 More »

New Nurses’ Research Report on Prop 61 - How Big Pharma Manipulates Patent Laws to Protect Profits

New Nurses’ Research Report on Prop 61 - How Big Pharma Manipulates Patent Laws to Protect Profits

Major pharmaceutical corporations exploit patent law, including with minor variations on existing drugs, to protect and expand their windfall profits, according to the latest in a series of research reports released today by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 10/04/16 More »

NLRB Moves Forward with Another Massive Complaint Against Mega Hospital Chain CHS

NLRB Moves Forward with Another Massive Complaint Against Mega Hospital Chain CHS

Registered nurses across the nation welcome the National Labor Relations Board Office of General Counsel's decision to move forward with yet another massive consolidated complaint against healthcare giant Community Health Systems, and for the first time, Quorum Health Corporation, for numerous alleged labor violations, National Nurses United announced today. —National Nurses United, 09/29/16 More »

San Joaquin County Registered Nurses Vote Enthusiastically to Ratify New Contract

San Joaquin County Registered Nurses Vote Enthusiastically to Ratify New Contract

Registered nurses voted by an overwhelming majority to ratify a new contract covering the 600 RNs working at San Joaquin General Hospital and throughout the San Joaquin County Health Service Agency, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/29/16 More »

Antelope Valley Hospital Nurses To Strike Wednesday Sept. 28

Antelope Valley Hospital Nurses To Strike Wednesday Sept. 28

With contract talks still stalled, Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) nurses will strike today, Wednesday, Sept. 28, the California Nurses Association announced. —California Nurses Association, 09/28/16 More »

Huge Win for Patients – Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Protect Patients in ‘Observation’ Settings

Huge Win for Patients – Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Protect Patients in ‘Observation’ Settings

In a huge victory for patients subject to lesser protections in some hospital settings, and economic sticker shock when then transferred to a nursing home, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday afternoon to substantially reform the use of “observation status” by California hospitals. —California Nurses Association, 09/27/16 More »

RNs at Hollister’s Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Vote Unanimously to Approve New Contract

RNs at Hollister’s Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Vote Unanimously to Approve New Contract

Registered Nurses at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, Ca. voted unanimously to ratify a new contract ensuring vital patient care and nursing practice protections, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/27/16 More »

Nurses: Drug Costs, Up 761% in Past Decades Will Continue to Skyrocket Without Actions Like Prop. 61

Nurses: Drug Costs, Up 761% in Past Decades Will Continue to Skyrocket Without Actions Like Prop. 61

In new research data released today, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United reports that spending on drugs will likely grow 80 percent over the next decade, after having skyrocketed by 761 percent since 1984, unless direct action, such as is proposed in California by Proposition 61 on the state’s November ballot. —National Nurses United, 09/27/16 More »

Antelope Valley Hospital Nurses To Strike Wednesday Sept. 28

Antelope Valley Hospital Nurses To Strike Wednesday Sept. 28

With contract talks still stalled, Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) nurses will strike on Wednesday, Sept. 28 the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/27/16 More »

On The Road for Lower Rx Prices Bus Tour Teams Up With California Nurses Association in Fresno

On The Road for Lower Rx Prices Bus Tour Teams Up With California Nurses Association in Fresno

Supporters of Proposition 61, the California Drug Price Relief Act, will gather at the California Nurses Association’s Fresno office for a Yes on Prop. 61 Press Conference. —California Nurses Association, 09/26/16 More »

Nurses Endorse Gun Safety, Death Penalty Repeal Measures

Nurses Endorse Gun Safety, Death Penalty Repeal Measures

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today announced support for several important initiatives on the California November ballot, notably Proposition 63, to strengthen gun safety, and Proposition 62 the latest bid to repeal the death penalty in California. —National Nurses United, 09/26/16 More »

RNs at Hollister’s Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital  Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

RNs at Hollister’s Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Registered Nurses at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, Ca. have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract ensuring vital patient care and nursing practice protections, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/22/16 More »

Nurses Hold Town Hall to Say, “Keep Alta Bates Hospital Open!”

Nurses Hold Town Hall to Say, “Keep Alta Bates Hospital Open!”

On Wednesday, September 21, nurses, local leaders and community members will hold a town hall meeting in Berkeley on the negative health impact of Sutter’s intention to close Alta Bates hospital by as early as 2018, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/21/16 More »

RNs, Healthcare Workers and Caregivers Vote Overwhelmingly to Approve Contracts at AHMC Hospitals

RNs, Healthcare Workers and Caregivers Vote Overwhelmingly to Approve Contracts at AHMC Hospitals

Registered nurses and healthcare workers at two hospitals owned by AHMC Healthcare voted this week to approve new contracts that will improve patient care at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center in San Gabriel, Ca. and Whittier Hospital Medical Center in Whittier, Ca. —California Nurses Association, 09/15/16 More »

Antelope Valley Nurses Set One-Day Strike, September 28

Antelope Valley Nurses Set One-Day Strike, September 28

With no significant progress at the bargaining table since their overwhelming May vote to authorize a strike—citing issues such as safe staffing and retention of experienced nurses—Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) nurses delivered notice of their intent to strike on Wednesday, Sept. 28, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/13/16 More »

Yes On Prop 61 Launches Statewide Billboard Campaign

Yes On Prop 61 Launches Statewide Billboard Campaign

Yes on Prop 61/Californians for Lower Drug Prices today launched a statewide billboard campaign that features many respected organizations saying “Yes on Proposition 61.” —California Nurses Association, 09/13/16 More »

Federal Court Orders Barstow CA Hospital to Bargain in Good Faith, Stop Violating RNs’ Labor Rights

Federal Court Orders Barstow CA Hospital to Bargain in Good Faith, Stop Violating RNs’ Labor Rights

A U.S. District Judge in Los Angeles Monday issued a federal injunction against Barstow (CA) Community Hospital ordering it to cease and desist its flagrant violations of the collective bargaining rights of its registered nurses. —National Nurses United, 09/02/16 More »

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