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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. 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. 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. 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 »

Giant Hospital Chain Fires Nurse Leaders at Forefront of Fight for Safe Care

Giant Hospital Chain Fires Nurse Leaders at Forefront of Fight for Safe Care

CHS Defies Court Orders to End Illegal Retaliation against RNs in its hospitals nationwide. Just weeks after speaking out at a national press conference about rampant patient safety problems at the nation’s largest hospital chain, two registered nurse leaders have been targeted for termination by Community Health Systems, National Nurses United (NNU) reported today. —National Nurses United, 01/28/14 More »

Fed. Judge Orders CHS Ohio Hospital to Bargain With RNs & End Illegal Retaliation for Union Activity

Fed. Judge Orders CHS Ohio Hospital to Bargain With RNs & End Illegal Retaliation for Union Activity

Rare Third Court Order in a Year Against Major Hospital Chain. A U.S. District Court Judge has delivered a sweeping cease and desist injunction requiring Affinity Medical Center of Massillon, Oh to end its lawless behavior in refusing to bargain with its registered nurses and engaging in repeated illegal discipline and harassment of its RNs. The ruling, issued January 22 by U.S. District Court Judge John Adams of the Northern Ohio District, is the third injunction within a year against affiliates of Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, now the nation’s largest hospital chain, for rampant violations of federal labor law. —NNOC/NNU, 01/24/14 More »

National Day of Strikes, Pickets, Protests by Community Health Systems RNs in Four States

National Day of Strikes, Pickets, Protests by Community Health Systems RNs in Four States

Registered nurses at seven Community Health Systems hospitals in California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, will hold a national day of action with strikes, pickets, and other solidarity events today Tuesday, December 3. The protests will affect more than 1,400 RNs at the facilities. —NNOC / CNA, 12/03/13 More »

Yet Another Sanction for CHS Barstow

Yet Another Sanction for CHS Barstow

In yet another reprimand for Barstow Hospital and its parent company, Community Health Systems of Tennessee. On behalf of the National Labor Relations Board, an administrative law judge Monday found that Barstow has broken federal law and violated the rights of its registered nurses through its refusal to engage in good faith bargaining with the RNs and their union, the California Nurses Association. —NNU/CNA/NNOC, 09/10/13 More »

Nurses Unveil Bold New Ad Charting Third Way in Healthcare Debate

Nurses Unveil Bold New Ad Charting Third Way in Healthcare Debate

“Our taxes should pay for our healthcare: Seniors have it. Congress has it. Other countries have it. Why not the rest of us?” Challenging policymakers to heed the advice of America’s registered nurses to guarantee healthcare for all, National Nurses United (NNU) is sending a message to House Speaker John Boehner and other members of Congress and the administration. —National Nurses United, 08/08/13 More »

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