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In Show of Strength and Unity, Salinas Valley Nurses Persuade Hospital Board to Accept Mediation

In Show of Strength and Unity, Salinas Valley Nurses Persuade Hospital Board to Accept Mediation

Nurses, patients, and community members gave powerful testimony about the hospital’s worsening patient care conditions and the administration’s dangerous and ill-advised restructuring plan, which would remove 10 percent of all bedside nurses at the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 02/27/15 More »

RNs to Join Council Members, Community Leaders to Demand Safe Patient Staffing in DC

RNs to Join Council Members, Community Leaders to Demand Safe Patient Staffing in DC

In an effort to dramatically improve care at District of Columbia hospitals, registered nurses represented by National Nurses United will join with D.C. council members and community leaders at a press conference, on Monday, March 2, to announce the introduction of the 2015 Patient Protection Act. More »

RNs to Address Patient Safety Issues as Bargaining Begins at CHS Hospitals in West Virginia

RNs to Address Patient Safety Issues as Bargaining Begins at CHS Hospitals in West Virginia

This week registered nurses represented by the National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC), will begin bargaining at two CHS-owned facilities in West Virginia. In December of 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an order that stipulates both Bluefield Regional Medical Center (BRMC) in Bluefield, and Greenbrier Valley Medical Center (GVMC) in Ronceverte, must bargain with RNs. —National Nurses Organizing Committee, 02/27/15 More »

Nurses Celebrate Success of “Reclaim Chicago” Candidates in Chicago Primary

Nurses Celebrate Success of “Reclaim Chicago” Candidates in Chicago Primary

Registered nurses joined with their partners in Reclaim Chicago, a new grassroots political organization with a long-term plan to build a progressive majority in city council, to declare Tuesday's primary election a success. —National Nurses United, 02/25/15 More »

Huntington Nurses File for a Historic Union Election

Huntington Nurses File for a Historic Union Election

Nurses at Huntington Memorial Hospital have filed for a union election for the first time in the hospital’s 123-year history. The election date will be determined within the next few weeks. In 2014, nurses reached out to the California Nurses Association (CNA) and started organizing to gain a stronger voice for patient care and working conditions. —California Nurses Association, 02/25/15 More »

Nurses Welcome Veto of Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Nurses Welcome Veto of Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

National Nurses United today welcomed President Obama’s veto of the Congressional legislative efforts to force the construction of the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline from the forests of Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. —National Nurses United, 02/24/15 More »

Nurses Join Rep. DeLauro to Oppose Fast-Track Authority

Nurses Join Rep. DeLauro to Oppose Fast-Track Authority

Dozens of registered nurses from around the U.S. will join Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), for a news conference Thursday, Feb 26 at noon, to oppose “fast track” authority for the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations that nurses say pose a significant threat to public health and democracy. —National Nurses United, 02/24/15 More »

RNs: Time to Set Accountability Standards on Charity Care, New Bill Introduced

RNs: Time to Set Accountability Standards on Charity Care, New Bill Introduced

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United is again joining with State Senator Bob Wieckowski of Fremont in an effort to require California non-profit hospitals to meet public accountability standards on how much charity care and community benefit services they provide, in exchange for the generous tax benefits they receive in return. —California Nurses Association, 02/24/15 More »

San Mateo County Nurses Contract Improves Patient Care and Strengthens the County Health System

San Mateo County Nurses Contract Improves Patient Care and Strengthens the County Health System

Registered nurses have reached a tentative contract agreement with San Mateo County that they say will lead to improved patient care and strengthen the County health system. Nurses secured wage improvements that will help retain experienced nurses, added workplace violence protections, and expanded a committee of RNs tasked with addressing patient care concerns, among other gains. —California Nurses Association, 02/23/15 More »

CNA Statement on Sale of Daughters of Charity Hospitals—All Hospitals Should Meet Same Criteria

CNA Statement on Sale of Daughters of Charity Hospitals—All Hospitals Should Meet Same Criteria

California’s largest nurses organization, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today issued the following statement on the conditional approval of the sale of six Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) hospitals in the Bay Area and Los Angeles that were “on life support,” facing imminent bankruptcy, huge reductions in patient services, and closure. —National Nurses United, 02/20/15 More »

Nurses Condemn Illinois Governor’s Rauner’s Austerity Budget Attack on Health Care

Nurses Condemn Illinois Governor’s Rauner’s Austerity Budget Attack on Health Care

National Nurses United, the largest nurses organization in the nation and in Illinois, today condemned Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal for draconian cuts in critical public services that nurses said could have a devastating effect, especially on retirees and low and moderate income residents in need of medical care. —National Nurses United, 02/18/15 More »

Enloe RN’s Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Pact

Enloe RN’s Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Pact

CHICO—Registered nurses at Enloe Medical Center in Chico have overwhelmingly approved a new three year contract covering 860 RNs affiliated with the California Nurses Association. —California Nurses Association, 02/18/15 More »

Nurses to Rally At Attorney General’s Sacramento Office Tuesday

Nurses to Rally At Attorney General’s Sacramento Office Tuesday

Dozens of Daughters of Charity registered nurses, joined by other hospital workers, will rally outside the offices of Attorney General Kamala Harris calling on her to approve the sale of six endangered California Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) hospitals to Prime Healthcare without conditions that would likely scuttle the sale and force the hospitals to close. —California Nurses Association, 02/16/15 More »

Sutter Roseville Nurses Vote by 96% To Authorize Strike

Sutter Roseville Nurses Vote by 96% To Authorize Strike

ROSEVILLE—Registered nurses at Sutter Roseville Medical Center turned out in overwhelming numbers Thursday, and voted by 96 percent to authorize a strike to protest the Medical Center's refusal to address staffing and patient care concerns—part of a wider pattern, nurses say, of the Sutter Health chain putting profits over safe care delivery. —California Nurses Association, 02/13/15 More »

RNs to Join Martinez Refinery Workers on Picket Line Thursday

RNs to Join Martinez Refinery Workers on Picket Line Thursday

In a show of support for striking refinery workers and their fight for stronger health and safety standards, registered nurses will hold a press conference with them Thursday in Martinez, Ca. Environmental organizations are also expected to join. —California Nurses Association, 02/11/15 More »

Nurses Strengthen Patient Advocacy, Improve Wages In New Contract With Enloe Medical Center

Nurses Strengthen Patient Advocacy, Improve Wages In New Contract With Enloe Medical Center

Registered nurses at Enloe Medical Center in Chico have reached a tentative contract agreement with the hospital that they say will provide more time for nurses who provide bedside care to address patient care concerns, as well as economic gains that promote the retention of experienced nurses. —California Nurses Association, 02/10/15 More »

Nurses Condemn Illinois Governor’s Anti-Worker Executive Order

Nurses Condemn Illinois Governor’s Anti-Worker Executive Order

National Nurses United, the largest organization of nurses in the U.S. and in Illinois late Monday condemned an executive order by new Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner that is intended to dismantle public employee unions, that nurses warn could cause serious harm to public health and safety. —National Nurses Organizing Committee-Illinois, 02/09/15 More »

Nurses Support Steelworkers Oil Fight for Fair Refinery Contract

Nurses Support Steelworkers Oil Fight for Fair Refinery Contract

NNU is especially alarmed at the serious threat for workers and residents of local communities near the refineries posed by unsafe staffing levels, excessive worker overtime demands, and the reports of daily occurrences of fires, emissions, leaks and explosions that put tens of thousands of people in danger. —National Nurses United, 02/09/15 More »

Hospital Giant Community Health Systems Ordered to Pay $2 Million For RN Fired

Hospital Giant Community Health Systems Ordered to Pay $2 Million For RN Fired

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 registered 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 United, 02/09/15 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 »

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