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Excessive Health Care Injuries Can be Prevented by Bill Requiring Safe Patient Handling Practices

Excessive Health Care Injuries Can be Prevented by Bill Requiring Safe Patient Handling Practices

Beth Piknick was 21 years into her nursing career when she helped another nurse move a patient into bed at Cape Cod Hospital. That movement – performed by nurses every day across the country – sent a stabbing pain into Piknick’s back and derailed her career as an Intensive Care Unit nurse. —Massachusetts Nurses Association , 12/07/15 More »

From Paris to Los Angeles The Climate Crisis is a Public Health Crisis

From Paris to Los Angeles The Climate Crisis is a Public Health Crisis

Nurses and environmental activists will converge for an action in downtown Los Angeles today to demand a global agreement that reduces greenhouse gas pollution and supports a sustainable energy future at United Nations Climate Summit, COP21, that began Monday in Paris. Organizers predict that the Los Angeles climate action will be even larger than expected since the French government prohibited the mass mobilizations that were planned in Paris on the eve of the summit, citing the heightened security situation. —California Nurses Association, 12/03/15 More »

San Bernardino County Nurses Voice Concern, Support For the Wounded, and Others Affected in Shooting

San Bernardino County Nurses Voice Concern, Support For the Wounded, and Others Affected in Shooting

Registered nurses who work at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and other San Bernardino County health facilities late today voiced concern and support for those wounded and other county workers affected by the nation’s latest mass shooting. —California Nurses Association, 12/02/15 More »

CA Nurses: Elect Gavin Newsom as Our Next Governor

CA Nurses: Elect Gavin Newsom as Our Next Governor

Before an ecstatic audience of 1,000 registered nurses, California’s largest organization of nurses today announced its endorsement of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to be the state’s next Governor. —California Nurses Association, 12/02/15 More »

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to Address Hundreds of RNs at Los Angeles Conference Wednesday, December 2

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to Address Hundreds of RNs at Los Angeles Conference Wednesday, December 2

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will welcome and address more than 700 registered nurses from across California and the nation in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, December 1. The nurses, members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United are holding a conference on critical issues affecting nurses and safe patient care including patient advocacy from the bedside to the public arena and how the climate crisis affects public health. —California Nurses Association, 12/01/15 More »

RNs Call on AG Harris to Assure Protection for Patients, Rights for Nurses in Proposed Merger

RNs Call on AG Harris to Assure Protection for Patients, Rights for Nurses in Proposed Merger

The merger would create one of the largest Catholic hospital systems in the country. Providence currently operates 34 hospitals and 500 clinics in Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington, and St. Joseph Health (SJH) runs 16 hospitals in California, New Mexico, and Texas. —California Nurses Association, 11/25/15 More »

Nurses and Environmental Activists Plan Climate Action Convergence in Los Angeles Dec. 3

Nurses and Environmental Activists Plan Climate Action Convergence in Los Angeles Dec. 3

Thousands of nurses and environmental activists will converge in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 3 to demand a global agreement that reduces greenhouse gas pollution and supports a sustainable energy future at the upcoming United Nations Climate Summit, COP21, to be held in Paris next month. —California Nurses Association, 11/19/15 More »

Nurses Hold Rally, Speak Out on Unsafe Patient Lift Practices at UC Medical Centers

Nurses Hold Rally, Speak Out on Unsafe Patient Lift Practices at UC Medical Centers

Registered nurses will gather at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay on Thursday to speak out about the UC Medical Center’s failure to provide RNs with legally mandated safe lifting practices, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. —California Nurses Association, 11/18/15 More »

Nurses Criticize Clinton’s Attack on Single Payer

Nurses Criticize Clinton’s Attack on Single Payer

National Nurses United, the largest U.S. organization of nurses, condemned the Hillary Clinton campaign today for its attack on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ proposal for healthcare for all, including its slanted use of data on the economics of Medicare for all. More »

RNs to Rally for Bernie Saturday Prior to Iowa Debate

RNs to Rally for Bernie Saturday Prior to Iowa Debate

Registered nurses from Iowa and several nearby states will join Drake Students for Sen. Bernie Sanders for a rally in Des Moines Saturday, prior to the second Democratic debate. Nurses, who will be on hand from Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas as well as Iowa, will also canvass for Sanders prior to the rally, which is scheduled at Drake Park near the Drake University debate site. —National Nurses United, 11/12/15 More »

Hundreds of Nurses Will Join Million Student March Action at U.C. Berkeley

Hundreds of Nurses Will Join Million Student March Action at U.C. Berkeley

Hundreds of nurses from throughout Northern California will join a student rally at U.C. Berkeley today as part of the Million Student March national day of action, the California Nurses Association announced today. The national day of action was inspired by Sen. Bernie Sanders' idea that the goal of free public college and university could be achieved if one million students took to the streets and continued to march until it was won. —National Nurses United, 11/12/15 More »

Hundreds of Nurses Will Join Million Student March Action at U.C. Berkeley

Hundreds of Nurses Will Join Million Student March Action at U.C. Berkeley

Hundreds of nurses from throughout Northern California will join a student rally at U.C. Berkeley Thursday as part of the Million Student March national day of action, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 11/10/15 More »

Contra Costa County Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Contract

Contra Costa County Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Contract

In membership meetings held last week, Contra Costa County nurses voted overwhelmingly—by 95 percent—to ratify a new contract, the California Nurses Association announced today. “Our nurses have shown, with this vote, that what we fought for at the bargaining table was finally achieved,” says Farina Khan, Emergency Department RN. —California Nurses Association, 11/09/15 More »

Nurses Applaud President’s Decision to Reject Keystone XL

Nurses Applaud President’s Decision to Reject Keystone XL

National Nurses United congratulated President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, a project nurses have long opposed for its imminent threat to public health and its contribution to accelerating the climate crisis. “This is an important decision that will protect thousands of Americans who would face significant health hazards from the transport and refining of the dangerous tar sands oil that Keystone was proposed to carry, and it adds momentum to the fight against the harmful effects of climate change,” said NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro. —National Nurses United, 11/06/15 More »

Nurses: Final TPP Text Even Worse Than Advertised

Nurses: Final TPP Text Even Worse Than Advertised

“Despite the promises and reassurances offered by the Obama administration, the final text is even worse than prior reports had predicted. No wonder it was concealed for so long,” said RoseAnn DeMoro, NNU Executive Director and a vice-president of the AFL-CIO. “We will continue to demand that Congress reject this fatally flawed agreement, and hold accountable those legislators who vote against the public interest.” —National Nurses United, 11/05/15 More »

RNs at Marin General Will Strike Thursday, Nov. 5

RNs at Marin General Will Strike Thursday, Nov. 5

Due to management’s refusal to meaningfully address nurses’ patient care concerns, Marin General Hospital (MGH) nurses will move forward with a strike Thursday, Nov. 5, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. The walkout will involve around 520 registered nurses from MGH, who have been in negotiations with the hospital for 11 months. Nurses say patient care and workplace safety issues have not been adequately addressed—although the hospital has reported $49 million in profits over the last three years. —California Nurses Association, 11/04/15 More »

Nurses Hail Cal/OSHA’s Proposed Regulations to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

Nurses Hail Cal/OSHA’s Proposed Regulations to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

Nurses are very pleased with the Cal/OSHA Board's proposed regulations for workplace violence prevention, announced the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today. —California Nurses Association, 11/03/15 More »

Nurses Welcome TransCanada Decision to Suspend Permit Bid for Keystone XL Pipeline Project

Nurses Welcome TransCanada Decision to Suspend Permit Bid for Keystone XL Pipeline Project

National Nurses United late today welcomed the announcement that TransCanada is suspending its U.S. application for approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a project NNU, the nation’s largest nurses organization, has opposed for nearly three years as an significant threat to public health as well as for its role in accelerating the climate crisis. —National Nurses United, 11/02/15 More »

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement with Contra Costa County

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement with Contra Costa County

In a critical breakthrough, after 15 months of bargaining and a recent two-day strike, Contra Costa County nurses have reached a tentative agreement with the County, the California Nurses Association announced today. “We are pleased that the County has listened to nurses, and we feel that this agreement will help us retain the experienced nurses that our patients deserve,” said Kathy Avila, RN. “We’re grateful to all the supporters in the community who stood by us and helped us advocate for better patient care and working conditions.” More »

NNU Convention Delegates Unanimously Re-Affirm Endorsement of Bernie Sanders for President

NNU Convention Delegates Unanimously Re-Affirm Endorsement of Bernie Sanders for President

Meeting in a national convention Saturday, more than 150 National Nurses United delegates from across the U.S. voted unanimously to re-affirm the union’s endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders for President. —National Nurses United, 10/26/15 More »

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