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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 »

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 »

Major Settlement Agreement Reached Between NNOC-FL/NNU and Orlando Health

Major Settlement Agreement Reached Between NNOC-FL/NNU and Orlando Health

Orlando Health registered nurses are hailing a major settlement reached with the healthcare system as a critical win for nurses’ ability to freely exercise their democratic right to organize for a voice in patient care, the National Nurses Organizing Committee-Florida, (NNOC), announced today. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Forida, 11/05/14 More »

Orlando Health to Face Federal Labor Board Trial On Charges of Harassment, Violations of RN Rights

Orlando Health to Face Federal Labor Board Trial On Charges of Harassment, Violations of RN Rights

For the past several months, Orlando Health RNs have in discussion about seeking collective representation to improve patient care conditions and protect their economic standards through the National Nurses Organizing Committee-Florida, an affiliate of National Nurses United, the nation’s largest organization of RNs. But in an attempt to suppress that effort, Orlando Health has responded, say RNs and NNOC-Florida, with a campaign of harassment against nurses. More »

Candle Light Vigil MONDAY 5:30 p.m. as New Cuts Go into Effect

Candle Light Vigil MONDAY 5:30 p.m. as New Cuts Go into Effect

ORLANDO--In the critical care nursery at WPH, where more than half of the RNs filled out the survey, 80 percent of RNs indicated that staffing is never or at best sometimes adequate, and 73 percent said that patients are sicker. —National Nurses Organizing Committee, 01/13/14 More »

New Data – Some Hospitals Set Charges at 10 Times their Costs

New Data – Some Hospitals Set Charges at 10 Times their Costs

Nurses Warn of Ongoing Harm for Patients Needing Care. With growing national attention to hospital pricing practices, new data released by the nation’s largest nurses organization today showed that hospital charges continue to skyrocket with some U.S. hospitals charging more than ten times their cost – nearly $1,200 for every $100 of their total costs. —National Nurses United, 01/06/14 More »

Naples, Fl. Press Conference at HMA Shareholders Meeting January 8

Naples, Fl. Press Conference at HMA Shareholders Meeting January 8

Registered nurses from around the U.S. will hold a press conference Wednesday, January 8 in Naples, Fl. before a vote by shareholders of the Health Management Associates chain, challenging a buyout of HMA by Community Health Systems that would create a massive hospital monopoly they say would threaten patient access and quality of care. —NNOC / CNA, 01/02/14 More »

Florida RN Returns Saturday from Philippines Disaster Relief Mission

Florida RN Returns Saturday from Philippines Disaster Relief Mission

Girlie Garnada, a registered nurse from New Port Richey, FL, will return Saturday night from a two week medical relief mission to the Philippines. Garnada joined RNs from Washington, DC, Massachusetts, Michigan, and other locales on the third team of volunteers deployed by the National Nurses United's Registered Nurse Response Network relief effort on the northern end of the island of Panay, which was in the direct path of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. —RNRN/NNU, 12/13/13 More »

Federal Charges Filed Against Orlando Health for Serious Violations of Nurses’ Rights

Federal Charges Filed Against Orlando Health for Serious Violations of Nurses’ Rights

Unfair labor practice (ULP) charges have been filed with the National Labor Relations Board against five of the eight Orlando Health hospitals for numerous and egregious violations of federal labor law. The charges were submitted by the National Nurses Organizing Committee-Florida on behalf of Orlando Health RNs who are in the midst of a campaign to win a collective voice for safe patient care with the organization. —NNOC-FL, 11/06/13 More »

Orlando RNs to Shed Light on how Patient Care and Community is Hurt by Recent Cuts

Orlando RNs to Shed Light on how Patient Care and Community is Hurt by Recent Cuts

Registered nurses and healthcare workers from throughout Orlando Health’s (OH) eight hospitals will hold a press conference and rally Monday morning to speak about the effects cuts are having on their ability to provide safe patient care, the National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC)-Florida announced today. The effects, described in more detail below, range from replacing a “sitter” (assigned to ensure a high-risk patient’s safety) with a technician on a different floor monitoring up to 12 cameras on a screen, to blood pressure cuffs not working. —NNOC Florida, 10/04/13 More »

Nurses Welcome First Contract at Two South Florida Hospitals

Nurses Welcome First Contract at Two South Florida Hospitals

South Florida registered nurses this week are celebrating their first ever collective bargaining agreement at Florida Medical Center (FMC) and Palmetto General Hospital, with terms they say will improve patient care as well as secure economic gains for nurses and their families. —NNOC Florida / NNU, 03/27/13 More »

Historic Agreement for Nurses in Nation’s Biggest For Profit Hospital System

Historic Agreement for Nurses in Nation’s Biggest For Profit Hospital System

Registered nurses at 10 Florida hospitals that are a part of the nation’s largest for profit hospital chain, Nashville-based HCA, have achieved their first collective bargaining contract with important improvements in patient care protections and enhanced professional and economic standards. More »

Nurses to Rally at Florida Medical Center Over Hospital Conditions

Nurses to Rally at Florida Medical Center Over Hospital Conditions

Fort Lauderdale - Registered Nurses, members of the National Nurses Organizing Committee-Florida and National Nurses United -- the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in the country, with 170,000 members -- will hold a Respect Registered Nurses rally at The Florida Medical Center campus (FMC) of North Shore Medical Center – a Tenet hospital. There are 238 RNs on staff at FMC. More »

Palmetto General RNs Vote by 86% to Join NNOC-Florida With Huge Win at Hialeah Hospital

Palmetto General RNs Vote by 86% to Join NNOC-Florida With Huge Win at Hialeah Hospital

In what Palmetto General Hospital RN Ailen Leiva termed "a clear mandate by Palmetto RNs who see an urgent need to improve quality of care," registered nurses at the Hialeah hospital voted by 86 percent Tuesday night to join the state and nation's largest union and professional association of RNs. —Press Release, 11/16/11 More »

Florida Nurses Condemn Rejection of Child Abuse Prevention Funds

Florida Nurses Condemn Rejection of Child Abuse Prevention Funds

Florida’s leading organization of registered nurses today sharply criticized a decision by Florida lawmakers to reject more than $50 million in federal child-abuse prevention money, a decision they said could cause substantial harm to Florida children. —Press Release, 07/22/11 More »

Florida Medical Center RNs Vote by 83 Percent to Join NNOC-Florida

Florida Medical Center RNs Vote by 83 Percent to Join NNOC-Florida

Registered nurses at Florida Medical Center, located in Lauderdale Lakes, voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night to become the newest members of the rapidly growing Florida affiliate of the nation’s largest union and professional association of RNs, National Nurses United. Florida Medical Center is owned by the national hospital chain Tenet Healthcare. —Press Release, 04/20/11 More »

Doctors Sarasota RNs Vote by 64% to Join NNOC-Florida

Doctors Sarasota RNs Vote by 64% to Join NNOC-Florida

By a margin of 64 percent, registered nurses at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota voted Monday night to become the newest members of the rapidly growing Florida affiliate of the nation’s largest union and professional association of RNs, National Nurses United. —Press Release, 03/08/11 More »

Largo Medical Center Latest Florida RNs to Join NNOC-Florida

Largo Medical Center Latest Florida RNs to Join NNOC-Florida

National Nurses Organizing Committee-Florida is adding more Florida RNs to its rapidly growing family. Registered nurses at two campuses of Largo Medical Center in Largo, Fla. voted Thursday night to join with their colleagues from four other Florida hospitals who have opted to affiliate with the nation’s largest union and professional association of nurses. —Press Release, 12/03/10 More »

Fourth Florida Hospital RNs Join NNOC-Florida for Union Voice

Fourth Florida Hospital RNs Join NNOC-Florida for Union Voice

Registered nurses at another Florida hospital have joined the growing movement of Florida nurses to affiliate with the nation’s largest union and professional association of RNs. —Press Release, 12/02/10 More »

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