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Court Orders CHS Hospitals Recognize and Bargain with Registered Nurses Union

Court Orders CHS Hospitals Recognize and Bargain with Registered Nurses Union

A federal court has ordered two West Virginia hospitals to stop blocking a democratic vote by nurses, recognize the nurses' right to join a union and bargain with them for a first collective bargaining agreement. —National Nurses United, 07/28/16 More »

Press Conference: Why is the DNC Trying to Silence Nina Turner?

Press Conference: Why is the DNC Trying to Silence Nina Turner?

An all-star list of performers, including Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley, and Kendrick Sampson, will headline a media availability today to respond to efforts by the Democratic National Committee to silence former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, a leading and prominent African American surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders. More »

Rules Committee Members Pushing End to Superdelegates to Hold Pre-Vote Press Conference

Rules Committee Members Pushing End to Superdelegates to Hold Pre-Vote Press Conference

Philadelphia, PA — This Saturday, July 23rd, at 10am, DNC Rules Committee members will join pro-democracy groups advocating for an end to the undemocratic superdelegate system for a joint press conference before the rules committee meeting convenes that afternoon. —National Nurses United, 07/22/16 More »

TAMC Nurses to Hold Strike, Rally July 22, 23

TAMC Nurses to Hold Strike, Rally July 22, 23

Nurses at The Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC) will hold a strike on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23—with a rally and press conference at noon on the 22nd—to highlight management’s refusal to address key issues throughout the facility, including safe patient handling and the recruitment and retention of experienced nurses. —National Nurses United, 07/21/16 More »

Essex County Legislators Call on Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack to Negotiate a Fair Contract

Essex County Legislators Call on Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack to Negotiate a Fair Contract

The state legislative delegation this week sent a letter to the Steward Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley's (HFHMV) president, Joseph Roach, urging him to “negotiate a fair contract with the nurses so they can continue to provide the best care to the people of our communities.” —David Schildmeier and Joe Markman, Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 07/21/16 More »

Nurses to Co-Host Sanders-Sponsored Convention Forum On Guaranteed Healthcare/Medicare for All

Nurses to Co-Host Sanders-Sponsored Convention Forum On Guaranteed Healthcare/Medicare for All

National Nurses United will co-host a forum Monday on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention on the road ahead to continue the campaign for guaranteed healthcare through an improved and expanded Medicare for all. —National Nurses United, 07/21/16 More »

Nurses to Picket 7 Kaiser Hospitals on July 20 Over Short Staffing, Inadequate Training

Nurses to Picket 7 Kaiser Hospitals on July 20 Over Short Staffing, Inadequate Training

Nurses will hold informational pickets at 7 Kaiser hospitals across California on Wednesday, July 20, to call attention towhat they say is unsafe staffing and eroding standards of patient care, California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. —National Nurses United, 07/19/16 More »

Nurses Call on Berkeley City Council to Demand  Sutter End Plans to Close Alta Bates Hospital

Nurses Call on Berkeley City Council to Demand Sutter End Plans to Close Alta Bates Hospital

Prodded on by a room full of registered nurses and community supporters, the Berkeley City Council Tuesday night unanimously passed a resolution opposing Sutter Health’s plans to close Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley and to “cease and desist all actions in furtherance” of plans to shut down the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 07/13/16 More »

TAMC Nurses Set Two-Day Strike, July 22-23

TAMC Nurses Set Two-Day Strike, July 22-23

With no significant progress at the bargaining table since their overwhelming recent vote to authorize a strike, TAMC nurses delivered a 10-day notice yesterday of their intent to strike on July 22 and 23—and have made an unconditional offer to return on July 24. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 07/13/16 More »

National Nurses United Statement on Latest Plague of Shootings

National Nurses United Statement on Latest Plague of Shootings

National Nurses United adds its voice to Americans across the political spectrum who are appalled at the shootings this week in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas. —National Nurses United, 07/12/16 More »

St. Joseph Health Nurses Vote by 97 Percent Statewide to Authorize Potential Strikes

St. Joseph Health Nurses Vote by 97 Percent Statewide to Authorize Potential Strikes

Nurses at St. Joseph Hospital (Eureka), Queen of the Valley (Napa) and St. Mary’s (Apple Valley) recently conducted strike votes, and the result statewide was a resounding 97 percent yes vote in favor of authorizing strikes, if necessary, California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. —California Nurses Association, 07/12/16 More »

National Nurses United Petitions Federal OSHA for Workplace Violence Prevention Standard

National Nurses United Petitions Federal OSHA for Workplace Violence Prevention Standard

In light of a growing national epidemic of workplace violence against registered nurses and healthcare workers, National Nurses United (NNU) is petitioning the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for a formal workplace violence prevention standard, NNU announced today. —National Nurses United, 07/11/16 More »

CA Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, NNU Exec. Dir. RoseAnn DeMoro Call for Medicare for All in DNC Platform

CA Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, NNU Exec. Dir. RoseAnn DeMoro Call for Medicare for All in DNC Platform

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro today issued a joint public call to the Democratic Party Platform Committee meeting in Orlando to place support for an improved Medicare for all in the party platform. —National Nurses United, 07/08/16 More »

St. Louis University Hospital RNs Hold Informational Picket To Highlight Consistent Understaffing

St. Louis University Hospital RNs Hold Informational Picket To Highlight Consistent Understaffing

Registered nurses at Saint Louis University Hospital (SLUH) will hold an informational picket and rally at the hospital on Monday, July 11, National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) announced today—to highlight unsafe staffing conditions, which are leading to the loss of experienced RNs, due to nurse burnout. —National Nurses United, 07/08/16 More »

Nurses Call on Attorney General to Deny Bid by St. Agnes Hospital, Fresno to Reduce its Charity Care

Nurses Call on Attorney General to Deny Bid by St. Agnes Hospital, Fresno to Reduce its Charity Care

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today called on California Attorney General Kamala Harris to reject a request by St. Agnes Medical Center (SAMC) in Fresno to reduce the amount of its charity care and community benefit. —California Nurses Association, 07/07/16 More »

In Orlando, Nurses to Push for Democratic Party to Put Medicare for All Pledge in Platform

In Orlando, Nurses to Push for Democratic Party to Put Medicare for All Pledge in Platform

Registered nurse members of National Nurses United, health care advocates, and members of the Democratic Party Platform Committee will hold a press conference in Orlando Friday morning to call on the Platform Committee to add a pledge to support Medicare for all in the party’s platform. —National Nurses United, 07/07/16 More »

Nurses Mark Major Hospital Merger With Strike Votes

Nurses Mark Major Hospital Merger With Strike Votes

As two large, Catholic hospital chains—St. Joseph Health and Providence Health and Services—celebrate their official merger this week, nurses at three of the chains’ California hospitals are marking the alliance with a strike vote, California Nurses Association announced today. —National Nurses United, 07/05/16 More »

TAMC Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Authorize Strike for Safe Patient Care

TAMC Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Authorize Strike for Safe Patient Care

Nurses at Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC) in Presque Isle voted by an overwhelming majority on Wednesday to authorize a three-day strike, Maine State Nurses Association (MSNA) announced today. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 06/30/16 More »

Lawrence General Hospital Nurses Ratify New Contract

Lawrence General Hospital Nurses Ratify New Contract

The more than 450 nurses of Lawrence General Hospital, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, voted this week to ratify a new union contract after more than nine months of negotiations. —National Nurses United\, 06/30/16 More »

Is CA Ready to Set Public Safety Protections For Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Settings?

Is CA Ready to Set Public Safety Protections For Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Settings?

Legislation that could remedy one of the least-reported problems in U.S. hospitals – the warehousing of patients in “observation status,” which accords fewer protections than other hospital patients are given, and also exposes many patients to economic jeopardy – is nearing the governor’s desk. More »

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