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Vigils at Legislative Offices in 25 Cities - April 8

Vigils at Legislative Offices in 25 Cities - April 8

With Americans marking the 47th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. just days earlier, a broad coalition of registered nurses, organized labor, anti-AIDS advocates, college students, clergy, and other community activists will converge on 25 U.S. cities Wednesday to amplify the call for a Wall Street financial transactions tax to reverse the country’s crippling inequality. —National Nurses United, 04/06/15 More »

Nurses Join Military on Mission to 11 Countries to Provide Humanitarian Aid

Nurses Join Military on Mission to 11 Countries to Provide Humanitarian Aid

Nurse volunteers with Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), a disaster relief project of National Nurses United and the California Nurses Foundation, will embark this week upon the USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), a Military Sealift Command ship, joining military personnel and health care professionals, engineers and environmental experts for a humanitarian mission that includes mission stops in 11 countries in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. —RN Response Network, 04/03/15 More »

Labor Board Throws Out Sutter Memorial Election Citing Hospital’s Coercion, Trampling of RN Rights

Labor Board Throws Out Sutter Memorial Election Citing Hospital’s Coercion, Trampling of RN Rights

The federal board that oversees labor-management relations has thrown out the flawed union election last June at Sutter Memorial Medical Center in Modesto citing a pattern of coercion and other actions by hospital officials that violated the rights of registered nurses who were considering affiliation with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 04/02/15 More »

Today, 6 p.m.- RNs Form “RN Safety Patrol” to Protect  Co-workers at Dangerous Intersection

Today, 6 p.m.- RNs Form “RN Safety Patrol” to Protect Co-workers at Dangerous Intersection

Registered Nurses at Las Palmas Medical Center are calling on the hospital to protect its employees after several were hit by vehicles while trying to cross the street to get to work from the employee parking lot, according to the National Nurses Organizing Committee-Texas. —National Nurses Organizing Committee , 04/01/15 More »

RNs Rally, Testify at Last Public Hearing. Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Regulations to be Finalized.

RNs Rally, Testify at Last Public Hearing. Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Regulations to be Finalized.

On Wed. April 1, registered nurses will rally in front of the Harris State Building, to share personal stories of workplace violence—and to voice continued support for the highest level of protections, as new California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) hospital workplace violence regulations move through their final public hearing. —California Nurses Association, 03/30/15 More »

Norwood Hospital RNs and Supporters to Hold a “Help Nurses Care for the Community” Rally 4/1

Norwood Hospital RNs and Supporters to Hold a “Help Nurses Care for the Community” Rally 4/1

Norwood, Mass. -- The registered nurses working at Norwood Hospital, and supporters will hold a community rally on Wednesday, April 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to call attention to the nurses’ hopes of protecting and advancing patient care at the hospital. The rally will be held at the Aaron Guild Park near the hospital inside Washington, Central and Guild Streets in Norwood. —Massachusetts Nurses Association , 03/30/15 More »

Alpena RNs Unanimously Reject Contract Offer, Demand Quality Care for Their Patients

Alpena RNs Unanimously Reject Contract Offer, Demand Quality Care for Their Patients

Registered nurses from the Alpena Regional Medical Center in Alpena, MI have voted unanimously to reject a recent contract offer from the employer. The nurses are represented by the Michigan Nurses Association, Michigan’s largest organization for frontline nurses. —Ann Sincox, Michigan Nurses Association, 03/27/15 More »

State Fines Sutter/Alta Bates $71K for Willful Failure to Safely Isolate Potential TB Patients

State Fines Sutter/Alta Bates $71K for Willful Failure to Safely Isolate Potential TB Patients

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has fined Sutter corporation’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center $71,275 for willful safety violations for placing two dozen suspected tuberculosis patients in airborne isolation rooms that were inoperable, potentially exposing scores of staff, other patients, and visitors to exposure for TB or other serious infectious diseases. —California Nurses Association, 03/24/15 More »

Rep. Ellison Reintroduces Robin Hood Tax Bill - HR 1464

Rep. Ellison Reintroduces Robin Hood Tax Bill - HR 1464

HR 1464, a bill to establish a small tax on certain Wall Street transactions to raise hundreds of billions of dollars every year to reinvest in American families and communities, and curb casino-style high frequency trading, was reintroduced today by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN). —Robin Hood Tax On Wall Street, 03/19/15 More »

RNs from Affinity Medical Center to Testify to City Council on Unsafe Patient Care Conditions

RNs from Affinity Medical Center to Testify to City Council on Unsafe Patient Care Conditions

Registered nurses will testify on deteriorating patient care conditions at Affinity Medical Center, at a Massillon City Council meeting Monday night. The RNs are seeking the Council's support in demanding that Affinity Medical Center take immediate steps to improve patient care conditions at the hospital. —National Nurses Organizing Committee , 03/16/15 More »

Sutter Santa Rosa Nurses Vote to Approve Possible Strike

Sutter Santa Rosa Nurses Vote to Approve Possible Strike

With a large turnout Thursday, registered nurses at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital voted by 98 percent to authorize their nurse negotiators to call a strike, if needed, to protest the hospital’s refusal to act on their concerns for improved patient care staffing and management demands for significant cuts in health coverage for the nurses and their families. —California Nurses Association, 03/13/15 More »

RNs at Watsonville Community Hospital to Testify at  City Council on Unsafe Patient Care Conditions

RNs at Watsonville Community Hospital to Testify at City Council on Unsafe Patient Care Conditions

Registered nurses will testify on deteriorating patient care conditions at Watsonville Community Hospital at the Watsonville City Council Tuesday night. The RNs are seeking the Council's support in demanding that Watsonville Community Hospital take immediate steps to restore patient care conditions at the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 03/10/15 More »

RNs Warn Fast Track, Trade Deals Threat to Public Health

RNs Warn Fast Track, Trade Deals Threat to Public Health

Warning of a significant threat to public health, delegations of California registered nurses will hold a press conference in Sacramento Tuesday morning, and visit district offices of several key Congress members, to emphasize their opposition to “fast track” authority for the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. —California Nurses Association, 03/09/15 More »

RNs Warn Safety Standards Eroding at Kaiser LA Medical Center

RNs Warn Safety Standards Eroding at Kaiser LA Medical Center

Registered nurses from Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) rallied outside the hospital March 5, to call attention to what they view as eroding conditions for their patients. —California Nurses Association, 03/05/15 More »

Sutter Roseville RNs Picketed Hospital Today in Protest Over Safe Staffing

Sutter Roseville RNs Picketed Hospital Today in Protest Over Safe Staffing

ROSEVILLE—Registered nurses at Sutter Roseville Medical Center held an informational picket today, Thursday, March 5, over ongoing concerns regarding staffing and patient care that RNs say hospital officials have refused to address. —California Nurses Association, 03/05/15 More »

Sutter Roseville RNs To Picket Hospital Thursday, Protest Over Safe Staffing, Patient Care Concerns

Sutter Roseville RNs To Picket Hospital Thursday, Protest Over Safe Staffing, Patient Care Concerns

Registered nurses at Sutter Roseville Medical Center will hold an informational picket Thursday, March 5, over ongoing concerns regarding staffing and patient care that hospital officials have refused to address, RNs say. —California Nurses Association, 03/04/15 More »

Registered Nurses at Oroville Hospital Unanimously Ratify New Contract

Registered Nurses at Oroville Hospital Unanimously Ratify New Contract

The Registered Nurses at Oroville Hospital unanimously ratified a new contract yesterday that strengthens the voice of nurses in improving the quality of patient care, including safe staffing. —California Nurses Association, 03/03/15 More »

Electronic Records System Failure at Antelope Valley Hospital Prompts Nurses’ Concerns for Patient

Electronic Records System Failure at Antelope Valley Hospital Prompts Nurses’ Concerns for Patient

Registered nurses at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Ca have asked the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to investigate the failure of an electronic health records system at their hospital last weekend which they say led to the closure of the hospital emergency room and multiple other problems that put patients at risk. —California Nurses Association, 03/02/15 More »

RNs Welcome Senate Bill 483 to Step Up Public Oversight, Safety Protections For Patients in Hospital

RNs Welcome Senate Bill 483 to Step Up Public Oversight, Safety Protections For Patients in Hospital

Senate Bill 483, authored by Sen. Jim Beall and sponsored by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, seeks to extend protections for “observation” patients that are provided to other patients in the hospital setting. —California Nurses Association, 03/02/15 More »

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

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

WASHINGTON D.C.—In an effort to dramatically improve care at District of Columbia hospitals, registered nurses represented by National Nurses United joined with D.C. Council members and community leaders at a press conference this morning, to announce the introduction of the 2015 Patient Protection Act. —National Nurses United, 03/02/15 More »

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