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All-Star Lineup of Actors, Musicians to Perform “The People Speak” at Conference in Chicago

All-Star Lineup of Actors, Musicians to Perform “The People Speak” at Conference in Chicago

An all-star line up of prominent actors and musicians will perform Saturday night, June 10 in Chicago; part of a premiere conference of grassroots activists and leaders from across the country who will be holding a weekend gathering, the People’s Summit, June 9 to 11 headlined by Sen. Bernie Sanders. —National Nurses United, 06/06/17 More »

California Senate Says ‘Yes’ to Guaranteed Healthcare for All

California Senate Says ‘Yes’ to Guaranteed Healthcare for All

On a 23 to 14 vote, the California Senate put their stamp of approval on SB 562, a Medicare for all-type/single payer bill that would bring the dream of guaranteeing health care to all Californians. —California Nurses Association, 06/01/17 More »

Estimated cost for single-payer in CA reduced by billions in analysis sponsored by supporters

Estimated cost for single-payer in CA reduced by billions in analysis sponsored by supporters

With a state Senate vote possibly imminent on a single-payer health system for California, supporters Wednesday released a study estimating it would cut spending on healthcare in the state by 18% and cost tens of billions of dollars less than the state's estimate for the plan. —Patrick McGreevy, LA Times, 05/31/17 More »

New Findings – SB 562 Would Cut State Spending on Healthcare by 18%—and Guarantee Care for All

New Findings – SB 562 Would Cut State Spending on Healthcare by 18%—and Guarantee Care for All

SB 562, the Healthy California Act, would cut current spending on healthcare in California by 18 percent – and produce substantial savings for households in healthcare costs as a share of their income, and California businesses, which would also see reduced payroll costs for health care expenditures, according to new research findings released today. —California Nurses Association, 05/31/17 More »

New Poll – 70% of Californians Support CA Medicare for All Bill

New Poll – 70% of Californians Support CA Medicare for All Bill

A full 70 percent of Californians favor establishing a public, Medicare for all type system providing universal single-payer health coverage, with lower costs for all Californians, as proposed in the Healthy California Act, SB 562. —California Nurses Association, 05/31/17 More »

Top Leaders of Nurses Organization Re-Elected to Continue Advocacy for Patients, Social Reform

Top Leaders of Nurses Organization Re-Elected to Continue Advocacy for Patients, Social Reform

Top registered nurse leaders of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) have been re-elected to new three-year terms spearheading one of the most prominent nurses and health care and social advocacy organizations in the U.S. —California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, 05/30/17 More »

Maine State Nurses Association opposes closure of Calais Regional Hospital’s Obstetrics Unit

Maine State Nurses Association opposes closure of Calais Regional Hospital’s Obstetrics Unit

Registered Nurses strongly oppose the recently announced closure of Calais Regional Hospital (CRH)’s Obstetrics department—a move which nurses say will leave patients without labor and delivery services in Calais and surrounding communities, Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNOC/NNU) announced today. —Maine State Nurses Association, 05/23/17 More »

California Single Payer Bill SB 562 Takes Another Step Forward

California Single Payer Bill SB 562 Takes Another Step Forward

SB 562, the Healthy California Act, took another step forward in the California legislature Monday moving from the state Senate Appropriations Committee and appears headed to a full vote on the Senate floor by early June. First the bill will be held. —California Nurses Association, 05/22/17 More »

National Nurses United Announces Endorsement of Dotty Nygard for Congress

National Nurses United Announces Endorsement of Dotty Nygard for Congress

National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, today announced it has endorsed Dotty Nygard, RN, for Congress in California’s 10th Congressional District. —National Nurses United, 05/19/17 More »

RNs Call On Mee Memorial Hospital to Ensure Quality Care by Investing in Nursing Staff

RNs Call On Mee Memorial Hospital to Ensure Quality Care by Investing in Nursing Staff

Registered nurses at Mee Memorial Hospital in King City will hold an informational picket on Monday, May 22, to demand that management address the conditions that are undermining the hospital's ability to recruit and retain the staff needed to ensure quality care. —California Nurses Association, 05/19/17 More »

Millinocket Regional Hospital Nurses Hold Vigil for Patient Safety

Millinocket Regional Hospital Nurses Hold Vigil for Patient Safety

Registered nurses, supporters, and community members will hold a vigil for patient safety this Friday at Millinocket Regional Hospital (MRH)—focusing on safe staffing—the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNOC/NNU), announced today. —Maine State Nurses Association, 05/19/17 More »

Up to 1,000 RNs, Activists to Rally in Sacramento Friday To Press Support for Guaranteed Healthcare

Up to 1,000 RNs, Activists to Rally in Sacramento Friday To Press Support for Guaranteed Healthcare

Up to 1,000 registered nurses and grassroots activists from across the state will rally outside the State Capitol late Friday afternoon, followed by a march to the Sacramento Convention Center to press the case for critical legislation to guarantee health coverage for all Californians. —California Nurses Association, 05/17/17 More »

RNs Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify Agreement With Keck Hospital of USC

RNs Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify Agreement With Keck Hospital of USC

Registered nurses at Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California (USC) and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, have voted by an overwhelming majority to ratify a new four-year contract, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced today. —California Nurses Association, 05/15/17 More »

Registered Nurses from CHS / Quorum Hospitals to Decry Eroding Patient Care Conditions at CHS/Quorum

Registered Nurses from CHS / Quorum Hospitals to Decry Eroding Patient Care Conditions at CHS/Quorum

Registered Nurses from Community Health Systems (CHS) and Quorum Health Corporation hospitals from across the country will attend the CHS and Quorum Board of Directors and shareholders meetings Tuesday, May 16 to protest the board's failure to address eroding patient care conditions due to high RN turnover rates. —National Nurses United, 05/15/17 More »

Hospice of Southern Maine RNs and Healthcare Workers Vote to Join Maine State Nurses Association

Hospice of Southern Maine RNs and Healthcare Workers Vote to Join Maine State Nurses Association

In a nearly unanimous turnout, registered nurses and other healthcare workers at Hospice of Southern Maine in Scarborough, ME Wednesday voted 56 to 40 to join the Maine State Nurses Association, resisting an intense anti-union campaign by their employer. —Maine State Nurses Association, 05/11/17 More »

Nurses Call on Sen. Hatch to Reject ‘Mortal Threat’ in House Health Bill

Nurses Call on Sen. Hatch to Reject ‘Mortal Threat’ in House Health Bill

On a day in which members of National Nurses United (NNU) commemorated national nurses week with visits to multiple members of Congress, a large delegation of RNs called on Senate Finance Committee chair Sen. Orrin Hatch to reject the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House. They called for Sen. Hatch to instead support real reform, an improved and expanded Medicare for all. —National Nurses United, 05/10/17 More »

Hundreds of Nurses To Press Congress Wednesday

Hundreds of Nurses To Press Congress Wednesday

In honor of International Nurses’ Week, more than 100 members of National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, will visit Capitol Hill Wednesday, May 10, 2017, from across the United States. —National Nurses United, 05/10/17 More »

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement With Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement With Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Registered nurses at Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California (USC) and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract that secures important patient protections, helps recruit and retain experienced nurses, and provides critical educational opportunities for nurses, the CNA/NNU announced today. —California Nurses Association, 05/10/17 More »

Nurses at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward Reach Tentative Agreement with Pay, Health Care Gains

Nurses at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward Reach Tentative Agreement with Pay, Health Care Gains

Registered nurses at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward have reached tentative agreement with hospital officials on a bargaining agreement that includes important gains in economic security, significant improvements in healthcare, and an improved orientation program for new grads the CNA/NNU announced today. —California Nurses Association, 05/10/17 More »

RNs Applaud Introduction of Bills to Set Safety Limits on Number of Patients Assigned to Nurses

RNs Applaud Introduction of Bills to Set Safety Limits on Number of Patients Assigned to Nurses

National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, applauded the introduction of powerful patient protection legislation in Congress today. —National Nurses United, 05/05/17 More »

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