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‘A Nightmare on Wall Street’ – Nurses Premiere New Video

‘A Nightmare on Wall Street’ – Nurses Premiere New Video

Kicking off the new year in which the ongoing economic crisis will continue to plague millions of American families, the nation’s largest nurses’ organization today unveiled a dramatic short video, “A Nightmare on Wall Street” to renew the push for a tax on Wall Street speculation to raise critically needed funds to heal America. More »

National RNs to Newt: ‘We Know Nurses, You are Not a Nurse;’ Largest RN Organization on Gingrich

National RNs to Newt: ‘We Know Nurses, You are Not a Nurse;’ Largest RN Organization on Gingrich

The nation’s largest organization of registered nurses today ridiculed Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s attempts to excuse his ethics violations and callous treatment of his wives because he was feeling the same exhaustion experienced by many nurses. “I know nurses. I work with nurses every day. You, Mr. Gingrich, are not a nurse,” said RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director the 170,000 member National Nurses United, a non-partisan organization of the 99 percent which has not endorsed any candidate for President. —NNU Press Release, 12/15/11 More »

Nurses Top Gallup Poll on Honesty, Ethics – Again

Nurses Top Gallup Poll on Honesty, Ethics – Again

It’s time to put nurses in the Hall of Fame. For the 12th time in 13 years, nurses have earned top honors in the annual Gallup poll on ethics and honesty. —Press Release, 12/12/11 More »

US Nurses Stand by UK Nurses, Public Workers - Rallies in Six US Cities Nov. 30

US Nurses Stand by UK Nurses, Public Workers - Rallies in Six US Cities Nov. 30

With up to two million British workers expected to join the biggest strike in the United Kingdom in a generation Wednesday, Nov. 30, the largest union of registered nurses in the U.S. announced today that it will hold support rallies for British nurses and other workers in six U.S. cities Wednesday. —NNU Press Release, 11/28/11 More »

Up to two million public sector workers on strike this week

Up to two million public sector workers on strike this week

UK--This Wednesday (30 November) will see up to two million public sector workers including teachers, nurses, probation officers, civil servants, cleaners, paramedics and dinner ladies taking part in the TUC day of action in what could be the biggest strike in a generation. —TUC Press Release, 11/28/11 More »

Nurses Joining Students, Occupy Movement, other Labor Unions, to Demand Wall Street Tax 11/17

Nurses Joining Students, Occupy Movement, other Labor Unions, to Demand Wall Street Tax 11/17

From Washington D.C. to California registered nurse members of National Nurses United (NNU) will join protests alongside students, consumer advocates, Occupy participants, environmental groups and other labor unions Thursday to send a message from Main Street - the time for Wall Street to pay back is long overdue. —Press Release, 11/16/11 More »

After Campaign by Nurses, Allies, Obama Shifts Stance on Financial Transaction Tax

After Campaign by Nurses, Allies, Obama Shifts Stance on Financial Transaction Tax

On a day 2,000 people marched on the White House and Treasury Department, one of four major actions led by National Nurses United (NNU) following months of actions by nurses and allies, the Obama administration appeared to send signals Thursday of shifting away from its opposition to a tax on financial transactions (FTT). —Press Release, 11/04/11 More »

Unions vs. Big Banks: Rally for tax to create jobs and fight poverty

Unions vs. Big Banks: Rally for tax to create jobs and fight poverty

Oxfam - As world leaders gather this week for the G20 Summit in Cannes, France, activists around the world are calling for a Robin Hood Tax to make Wall Street pay for their role in the economic meltdown. The tax would raise much needed support to create jobs, protect public services, and fight poverty and climate change. —Press Release, 11/02/11 More »

Nurses to Send Message to President Obama Nov. 3, March on Treasury Department, G-20

Nurses to Send Message to President Obama Nov. 3, March on Treasury Department, G-20



With a growing international call for a tax on financial transactions to heal global economies, National Nurses United will bring the demand to the doorstep of the U.S. Treasury Department November 3 calling on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and the Obama administration to get on board, and to end lobbying efforts at home and abroad against a Wall Street tax.

 —Press Release, 10/21/11 More »

RNs Defend their Ground at First Aid Station in Occupy NY

RNs Defend their Ground at First Aid Station in Occupy NY

New York - Legendary civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson joined with nurses from National Nurses United and Occupy Wall Street volunteer medics Monday night to defend, for the second time in four days, the city's only medical aid station for the Occupy Wall Street protesters. —Press Release, 10/18/11 More »

Nurses to Set Up First Aid Station for Occupy Wall Street

Nurses to Set Up First Aid Station for Occupy Wall Street

New York – The nation’s largest organization of nurses today announced it will set up a first aid station Friday to provide basic medical assistance to participants in the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, an effort that will be expanded to other cities where protests continue. —Press Release, 10/13/11 More »

U.S. Nurses to Join RNs From Across Globe at G-20 Summit to Press for Financial Transaction Tax

U.S. Nurses to Join RNs From Across Globe at G-20 Summit to Press for Financial Transaction Tax

When world leaders gather for the G20 summit in France early next month to discuss the worsening global economic crisis, they will get some extra advice from nurses around the world, thanks to an international effort initiated by National Nurses United (NNU) and the global union federation Public Services International (PSI). —Press Release, 10/13/11 More »

Nurses File Federal Charges to Sanction Sutter Corporation for Illegal Lockout to Harm RN Rights

Nurses File Federal Charges to Sanction Sutter Corporation for Illegal Lockout to Harm RN Rights

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United filed formal federal charges late Tuesday that Sutter corporation through its hospital affiliates conducted an illegal lockout following a one-day strike last month that violated the legal rights of Sutter RNs. —Press Release, 10/05/11 More »

Nurses to Join March on Wall Street October 5;  Demand Wall Street Transaction Tax – an “FTT”

Nurses to Join March on Wall Street October 5;  Demand Wall Street Transaction Tax – an “FTT”

National Nurses United, the largest union and professional association of nurses in the US – with 170,000 members, will be represented at the Wall Street March on October 5 by contingents including from Maryland, Pennsylvania, California, Washington, D.C., Illinois and New York. NNU is joining other unions, organizations and community groups in support of Occupy Wall Street. The Wall Street March begins at 5p. —Press Release, 10/03/11 More »

National Nurses United Statement in Support of the OccupyWallStreet.org actions in New York

National Nurses United Statement in Support of the OccupyWallStreet.org actions in New York

National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest registered nurses union and professional association, representing 170,000 direct care RNs, stands in support of, and in solidarity with, the ongoing OcuppyWallStreet.org street protests and rallies. —Press Release, 09/30/11 More »

Nurse-to-Patient Ratios Bill Introduced in the Pennsylvania House

Nurse-to-Patient Ratios Bill Introduced in the Pennsylvania House

PENNSYLVANIA - This morning, State Representatives Phyllis Mundy (D-120) and Deberah Kula (D-52) joined together to introduce a nurse-to-patient ratios bill in the Pennsylvania State House. This bill, modeled on California’s extremely successful 1999 law, would amend the Health Care Facilities Act to establish life-saving minimum nurse-to-patient ratios throughout the hospital. —Press Release, 09/26/11 More »

RNs Want Sutter to End Lockout & State to Investigate Safety Violations Following Patient Death

RNs Want Sutter to End Lockout & State to Investigate Safety Violations Following Patient Death

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today called on Sutter corporation to immediately end the unsafe lockout of its regularly scheduled nurses following media confirmation of a patient death while under the care of a strike replacement RN, as well as reports of other serious problems involving strike replacement RNs. RNs will hold a memorial candlelight vigil Sunday night and to press Sutter executives to end the lockout. The vigil will be held at 7 p.m. at Sutter’s Alta Bates Summit hospital campus in Oakland at 350 Hawthorne St. —CNA Press Release, 09/25/11 More »

National Nurses United Convention Calls for Stepped Up Push For Wall Street Transaction Tax

Delegates to the second convention of National Nurses United Friday called for a sweeping set of reforms to address the economic crisis swamping American families, and pledged to step up the campaign for a tax on Wall Street financial transactions to pay for Main Street reforms. —Press Release, 09/17/11 More »

Nurses Say Letting Uninsured Patients Die Is No Laughing Matter Following Abhorrent Audience Cheers

The nation’s largest representative of registered nurses today expressed revulsion at the cheering of some audience members in the CNN-Tea Party Republican debate Monday night at the prospect of letting a sick person die just because they do not have health insurance. —Press Release, 09/13/11 More »

California Gov. Brown, Filmmaker Michael Moore to Address 1,000 Nurses at San Francisco Convention

California Gov. Jerry Brown, acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore, Canadian nurses union leader Linda Silas, and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, and will be among the featured speakers this week as 1,000 nurses gather in San Francisco Sept. 14 to Sept. 16 for the 2011 convention of National Nurses United, the nation's largest union and professional association of registered nurses. —Press Release, 09/13/11 More »

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