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As First U.S. Nurse Tests Positive for Ebola Virus RNs  Also Plan Wednesday National Conference Call

As First U.S. Nurse Tests Positive for Ebola Virus RNs Also Plan Wednesday National Conference Call

Today, NNU will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. in Oakland, Ca. in front of the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, at 280 West MacArthur, between Broadway and Piedmont Avenues. —RN Response Network, 10/12/14 More »

San Diego Veterans Administration Nurses Vote by 78% to Join Largest RN Union

San Diego Veterans Administration Nurses Vote by 78% to Join Largest RN Union

In a 78 percent landslide, registered nurses who work in the large Veterans Administration hospital in San Diego have voted to join the nation’s largest organization of nurses, National Nurses United. 349-97 —National Nurses United, 10/10/14 More »

RNs: New Accord Would Keep Open Daughters of Charity Hospitals, Preserve Vital Services

RNs: New Accord Would Keep Open Daughters of Charity Hospitals, Preserve Vital Services

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United has reached an agreement with Prime Healthcare that nurses say features a commitment to preserve hospital services and labor standards at four California hospitals currently operated by the Daughters of Charity Health System in the event those hospitals are acquired by Prime. —California Nurses Association, 10/10/14 More »

Nurses Welcome Richmond City Council Decision to Reallocate Chevron Funds to Support Future of DMC

Nurses Welcome Richmond City Council Decision to Reallocate Chevron Funds to Support Future of DMC

At Tuesday's Richmond City Council meeting, Registered Nurses, hospital staff and community members prevailed on Council members to reallocate $15 million of a $90 million community benefit agreement with Chevron USA, to Doctors Medical Center San Pablo (DMC). —California Nurses Association, 10/08/14 More »

Death of First Ebola Patient Heightens Concern - Latest Survey Results from 1,700 RNs in 35 States

Death of First Ebola Patient Heightens Concern - Latest Survey Results from 1,700 RNs in 35 States

One week after the confirmation of the first patient in the U.S. infected with the Ebola virus, registered nurses who would be among the first to respond and interact with patients possibly infected still say their hospitals are lagging, according to survey responses from more than 1,700 registered nurses across the U.S. —National Nurses United, 10/08/14 More »

Nurses Demand Chevron, City Council Act Tonight and Allocate Funds to Doctors Medical Center

Nurses Demand Chevron, City Council Act Tonight and Allocate Funds to Doctors Medical Center

At tonight's Richmond City Council meeting Registered Nurses and community residents are calling on the Council to take action immediately to allocate Chevron funds to restore and maintain Doctors Medical Center as a full service acute care hospital. —California Nurses Association, 10/07/14 More »

UPDATE—Even After Dallas, Hospitals Still Lagging in Preparation for U.S. Ebola Patients

UPDATE—Even After Dallas, Hospitals Still Lagging in Preparation for U.S. Ebola Patients

News of the first confirmed patient in the U.S. infected with the Ebola virus still has not led to effective communication with registered nurses who would be among the first to respond and interact with patients possibly infected, according to survey responses from at least 1,400 registered nurses across the U.S. —National Nurses United, 10/06/14 More »

National Nurse Survey Shows Hospitals Still Not Prepared for U.S. Ebola Patients

National Nurse Survey Shows Hospitals Still Not Prepared for U.S. Ebola Patients

UPDATED RESULTS - Following reports that a Dallas hospital failed to hospitalize a patient infected with the Ebola virus and failed to properly communicate essential information to caregivers about his health status, National Nurses United is stepping up the call on U.S. hospitals to immediately upgrade emergency preparations for Ebola in the U.S. —RNRN, 10/03/14 More »

Nurses Call on U.S. Hospitals to Improve Emergency Preparedness for Potential Ebola U.S. Infections

Nurses Call on U.S. Hospitals to Improve Emergency Preparedness for Potential Ebola U.S. Infections

Following reports that a Dallas hospital failed to hospitalize a patient infected with the Ebola virus and failed to properly communicate essential information to caregivers about his health status, National Nurses United is stepping up the call on U.S. hospitals to immediately upgrade emergency preparations for Ebola in the U.S. —National Nurses United, 10/02/14 More »

U.S. Hospitals Fall Far Short in Emergency Planning as First Ebola Case Reported in the U.S.

U.S. Hospitals Fall Far Short in Emergency Planning as First Ebola Case Reported in the U.S.

In the wake of the first confirmed case of a patient in the U.S. who has been infected with the Ebola virus, the largest U.S. organization of nurses today warned that U.S. hospitals are far from ready for the Ebola outbreak, are sorely lacking in other disaster planning, and everyone needs to do more to stop Ebola. —National Nurses United, 09/30/14 More »

Billionaires’ Ball Takes Place Outside of Gov. Rick Snyder’s Office

Billionaires’ Ball Takes Place Outside of Gov. Rick Snyder’s Office

On Tuesday, September 30th, a large group of “billionaires” sporting top hats waltzed outside the Lansing office of Governor Rick Snyder as a whimsical ensemble played nearby. —Erik Shelley, Michigan People’s Campaign, 09/30/14 More »

CNA, Consumers to Unveil First ‘Yes on 45’ TV Ad to Rein In Insurance Industry Pricing Abuses

CNA, Consumers to Unveil First ‘Yes on 45’ TV Ad to Rein In Insurance Industry Pricing Abuses

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United will join with consumers and small business owners in a press conference Wednesday to unveil the first TV ad calling for passage of California Proposition 45 to crack down on insurance industry price gouging. —California Nurses Association, 09/30/14 More »

RNs Welcome Gov. Brown’s Approval of CNA-Backed Bill to Step Up Hospital Violence Prevention

RNs Welcome Gov. Brown’s Approval of CNA-Backed Bill to Step Up Hospital Violence Prevention

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United late Monday enthusiastically praised the decision of California Governor Jerry Brown to sign a CNA-sponsored bill that will dramatically step up efforts to prevent workplace violence in California hospitals. —California Nurses Association, 09/29/14 More »

California Nurses Endorse Water Bond, Proposition 1

California Nurses Endorse Water Bond, Proposition 1

Citing the importance of stabilizing the state’s water supply in an era of drought and climate change as a public health priority, the California Nurses Association today announced its endorsement of Proposition 1, the Water Bond measure, on the November 4 ballot. —California Nurses Association, 09/26/14 More »

Nurses Hold Die-In to Highlight Urgent Need for More Preparedness to Prevent Spread of Ebola

Nurses Hold Die-In to Highlight Urgent Need for More Preparedness to Prevent Spread of Ebola

More than 1,000 U.S. RNs, joined by nurses and other health workers from around the world, held a die-in on the strip in Las Vegas Wednesday emphatically ask – are we doing enough to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and prevent the spread of similar pandemics in communities in the U.S. and other nations? —California Nurses Association, 09/24/14 More »

Nurses Reject ‘Independent’ Panel on DMC as Cover for Real Intent, DMC Closure

Nurses Reject ‘Independent’ Panel on DMC as Cover for Real Intent, DMC Closure

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today blasted a report being announced today from the supposed “independent” panel of stakeholders set up by the hospital giants to provide a cover for the closure of embattled Doctor’s Medical Center. —California Nurses Association, 09/24/14 More »

1,000 Nurses to Highlight Threat to Public Safety from Ebola In Major Las Vegas Action Wednesday

1,000 Nurses to Highlight Threat to Public Safety from Ebola In Major Las Vegas Action Wednesday

More than 1,000 U.S. RNs, joined by nurses and other health workers from around the world, will hold an action in Las Vegas today, September 24, to voice a growing concern – are we doing enough to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and prevent the spread of similar pandemics in communities in the U.S. and other nations? —California Nurses Association, 09/24/14 More »

Are Top Doctor’s Medical Center Officials Preparing to Sell Hospital to Casino?

Are Top Doctor’s Medical Center Officials Preparing to Sell Hospital to Casino?

Next protest action to save hospital set for Friday, September 19. RNs Blast Actions by Hospital, Demand County Act Now and Stop Gambling with Patient's Lives —California Nurses Association, 09/18/14 More »

RNs to Join Actions in New York, Oakland, Los Angeles to Mark Call for Action to Stem Climate Crisis

RNs to Join Actions in New York, Oakland, Los Angeles to Mark Call for Action to Stem Climate Crisis

From California to Maine, nurses around the nation will be on hand in New York Sunday, September 21 to join with environmental, labor, health, and community activists in what is expected to be the largest global mobilization for action to stem the worsening climate crisis. —National Nurses United, 09/18/14 More »

Nurses Arrange Huge Donation of 1,000 Hazmat Suits For RNs, Health Workers Fighting Ebola

Nurses Arrange Huge Donation of 1,000 Hazmat Suits For RNs, Health Workers Fighting Ebola

National Nurses United today announced that it has received a major donation from Kappler Incorporated, an Alabama-based garment manufacturer, of 1,000 Hazmat special protective suits for embattled nurses, doctors, and other health workers heroically fighting to stem the Ebola crisis in West Africa. —National Nurses United, 09/17/14 More »

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