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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 »

National Nurses Make History - Sept 1, 2011

National Nurses Make History - Sept 1, 2011

RNs sponsor soup kitchens, food pantries, speak outs on the need for jobs, healthcare, education, housing – and outline the RN plan on how to pay for it. —Press Release, 09/01/11 More »

National Nurses United Endorses Consumer Advocate Elizabeth Warren for US Senate Race

National Nurses United Endorses Consumer Advocate Elizabeth Warren for US Senate Race

Heralding the candidacy of “Main Street Hero” Elizabeth Warren, the 170,000 member National Nurses United today announced it has endorsed Warren’s exploratory candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, and urged her to officially enter the race. —Press Release, 08/24/11 More »

National Nurses Director RoseAnn DeMoro, Makes Most Influential Healthcare List 10 Straight Years

National Nurses Director RoseAnn DeMoro, Makes Most Influential Healthcare List 10 Straight Years

For the tenth straight year, National Nurses United Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro has won national recognition from a major healthcare industry publication as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” which was announced today. —NNU Press Release, 08/22/11 More »

Nurses Call on Congress to Reject Flawed Debt Ceiling Deal

Congress members should vote “no” on the debt ceiling deal announced by the White House and Republican leaders Sunday night, and work instead on measures to address the real economic crisis plaguing the nation, said the nation’s leading voice of registered nurses today. —Press Release, 08/01/11 More »

Nurses Warn Washington Risking Lives if Cuts Made to Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid

The nation’s leading voice of registered nurses today called on the White House and Congress to “Just Say No” to any cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid that they warned could “literally mean the difference between life and death for countless numbers of Americans.” —Press Release, 07/22/11 More »

New Study Adds to Evidence—California’s RN-Patient Ratios Law Improves Nursing, Patient Care

Another major study has reinforced a growing body of evidence that California’s landmark law requiring minimum, specific nurse-to-patient staffing ratios enhances registered nurse staffing and the quality of patient care. —Press Release, 07/14/11 More »

Nurses Urge Congress to Stop Cuts in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid

Nurses across the U.S. plan to flood members of the Senate Thursday and Friday with calls demanding they hold the line and oppose cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid that have been proposed during the current negotiations over the debt ceiling debate. —Press Release, 07/12/11 More »

Nurses Call for Tax on Wall Street Trades, Not Cuts in Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid

The nation’s leading nurses’ organization, National Nurses United, today called on the Obama administration and Congress to oppose cuts in Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid, and instead increase national revenues with a tax on major Wall Street speculative activity. —Press Release, 07/07/11 More »

RNs Lead Community Rally in NYC June 22 to Heal America

RNs Lead Community Rally in NYC June 22 to Heal America

Registered nurses, joined by labor and community leaders and activists, will rally in front of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, June 22, to call for a sales tax on Wall Street speculative activity. The tax would raise revenue to rebuild the nation. Rally participants tie financial speculation to the present economic crisis. —Press Release, 06/14/11 More »

1,000 Nurses, Activists to Protest Chamber of Commerce Today

Some 1,000 registered nurses, joined by labor and community supporters will picket the Washington DC headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce today, and rally outside the White House and Congress to call for a new direction for the American People. —Press Release, 06/07/11 More »

Hundreds of Nurses to Call on White House, Congress June 7

Hundreds of registered nurses from 31 states, joined by labor and community allies, will gather outside the White House, picket the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and rally near Congress Tuesday, June 7 to call for a new, “Main Street Contract for the American People.” —Press Release, 05/27/11 More »

Nurses Support American Health Security Act of 2011

The American Health Security Act of 2011 has the support of National Nurses United, the California Nurses Association, the Labor Caucus for Single-Payer and its member unions, the Labor Campaign for Single Payer, and the AFL-CIO which, at its convention in Pittsburgh in 2009, unanimously passed Resolution 34 in support of single-payer health care under a social insurance model and recently reaffirmed its support in its executive council resolution addressing national deficit reduction (March 2011). —Press Release, 05/09/11 More »

Nurses to President Obama: Don’t Cut Healthcare, Retirement; Raise Corporate Taxes, End Wars

In advance of President Obama’s speech Wednesday on the budget deficit, the nation’s largest union and professional association of nurses today called on the President to oppose any cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security – and strengthen the nation’s economy by restoring fair taxes on corporations and the super-rich, ending the wars, and creating good paying jobs. —Press Release, 04/12/11 More »

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