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Nurses, Healthcare Activists Plan Rally for Our Future in Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Nurses, Healthcare Activists Plan Rally for Our Future in Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Members of NNOC-Ohio/National Nurses United, Single Payer Action Network (SPAN) and Demand Universal Healthcare (DUH), are holding a community gathering and rally Thursday, to express their support for a singlepayer healthcare system in the U.S. and to reject House Speaker Paul Ryan's threats to privatize Medicare. —National Nurses United, 11/17/16 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 »

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 »

Registered Nurses Applaud the Introduction of SB324, the Ohio Hospital Patient Protection Act

Registered Nurses Applaud the Introduction of SB324, the Ohio Hospital Patient Protection Act

National Nurses United, the nation’s largest organization of nurses, applauds the introduction of a bill last week in the Ohio Senate by Senator Michael Skindell – appropriately just prior to Nurses Week – that would set specific limits on the numbers of patients each RN can care for in hospitals throughout the state of Ohio. —National Nurses United, 05/16/16 More »

Nurses Canvass Cleveland Monday in final GOTV push for Bernie

Nurses Canvass Cleveland Monday in final GOTV push for Bernie

Nurses from Ohio and other states have been canvassing Cleveland all weekend for Bernie Sanders, and will be doing a final get out the vote push on Monday, National Nurses United announced today. —National Nurses United, 03/14/16 More »

Nurses’ #BernieBus In Dayton, Cincinnati Monday for Final GOTV

Nurses’ #BernieBus In Dayton, Cincinnati Monday for Final GOTV

Nurses aboard National Nurses United’s #BernieBus have been connecting with voters in cities throughout Ohio all week and will be heading to Dayton and Cincinnati today, Monday March 14, for a final get out the vote push ahead of Tuesday’s primary. —National Nurses United, 03/14/16 More »

Nurses’ #BernieBus Rolls Into Massillon, Youngstown Ohio Thursday

Nurses’ #BernieBus Rolls Into Massillon, Youngstown Ohio Thursday

Nurses aboard National Nurses United’s #BernieBus have been connecting with voters in the Buckeye State all week—listening to the issues that impact residents’ lives—and will be heading to Massillon and Youngstown, Ohio on Thursday. More »

Nurses’ “Yuge” Red Bernie Bus In Akron, Kent Wednesday

Nurses’ “Yuge” Red Bernie Bus In Akron, Kent Wednesday

Nurses aboard National Nurses United’s Bernie Bus, which has been driving across the U.S., arrived in Cleveland earlier this week—and will be heading to Akron and Kent on Wednesday. —National Nurses United, 03/09/16 More »

Nurses “Yuge” Red Bernie Bus Arrives in Ohio Today

Nurses “Yuge” Red Bernie Bus Arrives in Ohio Today

Nurses aboard National Nurses United’s Bernie Bus, which has been driving through early voting states across the U.S., will arrive in Ohio, Monday, March 7, to conduct voter outreach in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders in the run-up to the state's March 15th primary. —National Nurses United, 03/07/16 More »

Today NLRB Trial Against Mega Chain Community Health Systems Begins in Cleveland, Ohio

Today NLRB Trial Against Mega Chain Community Health Systems Begins in Cleveland, Ohio

On Monday, Feb. 29, the National Labor Relations Board trial against mega hospital chain Community Health Systems begins in Cleveland, Oh. —National Nurses United, 02/29/16 More »

Nurses Cheer Grand Opening of Bernie Sanders’ Cleveland-Area Office

Nurses Cheer Grand Opening of Bernie Sanders’ Cleveland-Area Office

Nurses will join other Bernie supporters and volunteers at the grand opening of the Cleveland-area Bernie Sanders for President Campaign office this Saturday. This is the first presidential race office to open in Ohio. The new campaign office is not affiliated with the official Bernie Sanders for President campaign and will be staffed and funded entirely by Bernie's Cleveland-area volunteers and supporters. —National Nurses United, 01/08/16 More »

The Rise of the Labor Movement in Ohio

The Rise of the Labor Movement in Ohio

Join in an afternoon of informative presentations and discussion as we examine the rise of the labor movement in Ohio. All are invited to attend what is sure to be a thought-provoking look at the history of the Ohio labor movement that explores some of the similarities between our past and present-day issues. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Ohio, 10/15/15 More »

CHS Ordered to Pay $2 Million For Ohio RN Fired and Defamed for Patient Advocacy, Union Activity

CHS Ordered to Pay $2 Million For Ohio RN Fired and Defamed for Patient Advocacy, Union Activity

A civil jury has ordered an Ohio hospital, part of one of the most notorious anti-union hospital chains in the U.S., to pay over $2 million in damages for its actions against Ann Wayt, an Ohio nurse it fired, illegally sought to have her nursing license revoked, and then defamed in retaliation for her outspoken patient advocacy and support for her union. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Ohio, 02/06/15 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 »

RNs at Community Health Systems Hospital Set Three-Day Strike August 14-16

RNs at Community Health Systems Hospital Set Three-Day Strike August 14-16

Registered nurses at Watsonville Community Hospital in Watsonville, Ca. will hold a three strike beginning today, August 14 in the latest protest against demands by hospital executives for sharp reductions in health coverage, and the hospital’s refusal to address concerns about patient care conditions, especially safe staffing. Nurses will speak out at a rally on thursday at noon in front of the hospital. The strike is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. this morning when RNs will start their picket line, and end Sunday at at 6:59 a.m. —California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 08/14/14 More »

Sen. Sherrod Brown Visits Ohio Affinity RNs

Sen. Sherrod Brown Visits Ohio Affinity RNs

In an important visit with registered nurses Affinity Medical Center of Massillon, Oh on the eve of their first court-mandated contract bargaining talks with hospital management, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown praised the nurses for their “courage” in fighting for improved protections for patients and their own rights and standards. Noting the heavy presence of management staff surrounding the RNs, Brown also praised the nurses for their determination in standing up to the tactics of intimidation. —NNOC/NNU, 02/20/14 More »

Affinity Nurses Plan Festive Return for RN Unlawfully Fired for Union Activity

Affinity Nurses Plan Festive Return for RN Unlawfully Fired for Union Activity

Affinity Medical Center registered nurses will be joined by members of local unions and community supporters in a celebratory show of support for RN Ann Wayt on her first day back to work Thursday after a federal court ordered the hospital to reinstate her, the National Nurses Organizing Committee-Ohio, announced today (NNOC-OH). Affinity is also ordered to retract the report it made to the Ohio Board of Nursing seeking to have her nursing license rescinded. —National Nurses United, 02/12/14 More »

Protest Vigils Set Over Giant Hospital Chain’s Firing of Two RN Whistleblowers on Patient Safety

Protest Vigils Set Over Giant Hospital Chain’s Firing of Two RN Whistleblowers on Patient Safety

Registered nurses will hold candlelight vigils tonight and tomorrow night to protest the firing of two registered nurse whistleblowers by the giant corporate hospital chain Community Health System earlier this week. The vigils will be held tonight outside Fallbrook Community Hospital near San Diego and tomorrow night at Watsonville, Ca. Community Hospital. More »

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