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Nurses: Drug Costs, Up 761% in Past Decades Will Continue to Skyrocket Without Actions Like Prop. 61

Nurses: Drug Costs, Up 761% in Past Decades Will Continue to Skyrocket Without Actions Like Prop. 61

In new research data released today, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United reports that spending on drugs will likely grow 80 percent over the next decade, after having skyrocketed by 761 percent since 1984, unless direct action, such as is proposed in California by Proposition 61 on the state’s November ballot. —National Nurses United, 09/27/16 More »

NNU Statement on Police Shootings and Protests

NNU Statement on Police Shootings and Protests

National Nurses United joins with millions of Americans across the nation who are saddened and horrified by the ongoing shootings of African Americans by police officers, and welcomes the voices of those urging systemic change. —National Nurses United, 09/27/16 More »

Antelope Valley Hospital Nurses To Strike Wednesday Sept. 28

Antelope Valley Hospital Nurses To Strike Wednesday Sept. 28

With contract talks still stalled, Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) nurses will strike on Wednesday, Sept. 28 the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/27/16 More »

On The Road for Lower Rx Prices Bus Tour Teams Up With California Nurses Association in Fresno

On The Road for Lower Rx Prices Bus Tour Teams Up With California Nurses Association in Fresno

Supporters of Proposition 61, the California Drug Price Relief Act, will gather at the California Nurses Association’s Fresno office for a Yes on Prop. 61 Press Conference. —California Nurses Association, 09/26/16 More »

Nurses Endorse Gun Safety, Death Penalty Repeal Measures

Nurses Endorse Gun Safety, Death Penalty Repeal Measures

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today announced support for several important initiatives on the California November ballot, notably Proposition 63, to strengthen gun safety, and Proposition 62 the latest bid to repeal the death penalty in California. —National Nurses United, 09/26/16 More »

Registered Nurses at SSM-Saint Louis University Hospital Vote Overwhelmingly to Approve New Contract

Registered Nurses at SSM-Saint Louis University Hospital Vote Overwhelmingly to Approve New Contract

Registered nurses at SSM-Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract covering 660 RNs. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Missouri, 09/26/16 More »

RNs at Hollister’s Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital  Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

RNs at Hollister’s Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Registered Nurses at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, Ca. have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract ensuring vital patient care and nursing practice protections, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/22/16 More »

Nurses Hold Town Hall to Say, “Keep Alta Bates Hospital Open!”

Nurses Hold Town Hall to Say, “Keep Alta Bates Hospital Open!”

On Wednesday, September 21, nurses, local leaders and community members will hold a town hall meeting in Berkeley on the negative health impact of Sutter’s intention to close Alta Bates hospital by as early as 2018, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/21/16 More »

NLRB Trial Against CHS to Hold Hearing with Focus on Violations at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center

NLRB Trial Against CHS to Hold Hearing with Focus on Violations at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center

The National Labor Relations Board has scheduled a public hearing on labor violations at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Ronceverte, W.Va. beginning Monday, Sept. 19 in Lewisburg, W.Va. —National Nurses United, 09/19/16 More »

Registered Nurses at SSM-Saint Louis University Hospital Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Registered Nurses at SSM-Saint Louis University Hospital Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Registered nurses and hospital administrators have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering 660 RNs in the bargaining unit at SSM-Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. —National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United, 09/16/16 More »

RNs, Healthcare Workers and Caregivers Vote Overwhelmingly to Approve Contracts at AHMC Hospitals

RNs, Healthcare Workers and Caregivers Vote Overwhelmingly to Approve Contracts at AHMC Hospitals

Registered nurses and healthcare workers at two hospitals owned by AHMC Healthcare voted this week to approve new contracts that will improve patient care at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center in San Gabriel, Ca. and Whittier Hospital Medical Center in Whittier, Ca. —California Nurses Association, 09/15/16 More »

Antelope Valley Nurses Set One-Day Strike, September 28

Antelope Valley Nurses Set One-Day Strike, September 28

With no significant progress at the bargaining table since their overwhelming May vote to authorize a strike—citing issues such as safe staffing and retention of experienced nurses—Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) nurses delivered notice of their intent to strike on Wednesday, Sept. 28, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/13/16 More »

Nurses Thank Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Support for Striking Minnesota RNs

Nurses Thank Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Support for Striking Minnesota RNs

National Nurses United today enthusiastically welcomed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ strong support for the 4,000 members of the Minnesota Nurses Association/NNU who are on strike against four Allina Health hospitals in Minnesota. —National Nurses United, 09/13/16 More »

Yes On Prop 61 Launches Statewide Billboard Campaign

Yes On Prop 61 Launches Statewide Billboard Campaign

Yes on Prop 61/Californians for Lower Drug Prices today launched a statewide billboard campaign that features many respected organizations saying “Yes on Proposition 61.” —California Nurses Association, 09/13/16 More »

Nurses Applaud Federal Move to Halt Dakota Pipeline,  Call for Permanent End to Project

Nurses Applaud Federal Move to Halt Dakota Pipeline,  Call for Permanent End to Project

National Nurses United Friday welcomed the move by the federal government to stop construction on the Dakota Access pipeline project that has been the center of protests by the Sanding Rock Sioux Tribe and supporters. —National Nurses United, 09/09/16 More »

Federal Court Orders Barstow CA Hospital to Bargain in Good Faith, Stop Violating RNs’ Labor Rights

Federal Court Orders Barstow CA Hospital to Bargain in Good Faith, Stop Violating RNs’ Labor Rights

A U.S. District Judge in Los Angeles Monday issued a federal injunction against Barstow (CA) Community Hospital ordering it to cease and desist its flagrant violations of the collective bargaining rights of its registered nurses. —National Nurses United, 09/02/16 More »

RNs at Three Orange County KPC Hospitals Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Contract

RNs at Three Orange County KPC Hospitals Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Contract

Nurses at three KPC Healthcare hospitals in Orange County—Anaheim Global Medical Center, South Coast Global Medical Center and Chapman Global Medical Center—voted overwhelmingly to approve a new three-year contract, California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/01/16 More »

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes Across Surgical Settings Passes Final Hurdle, Headed to Gov. Desk

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes Across Surgical Settings Passes Final Hurdle, Headed to Gov. Desk

Legislation that would require the state to adopt rules to reduce toxic airborne contaminants, also known as “surgical plumes,” is headed to the desk of California Gov. Jerry Brown. —California Nurses Association, 08/30/16 More »

Two CNA/NNU Backed Patient Protection Bills Advance

Two CNA/NNU Backed Patient Protection Bills Advance

Two major bills sponsored by the California Nurses Association / National Nurses United to strengthen patient safety protections are moving ahead in the hurried final days of the California legislative session. —California Nurses Association, 08/24/16 More »

Nurses Urge VA to Work with Them in Good Faith  to Ensure Quality Care for Veterans

Nurses Urge VA to Work with Them in Good Faith to Ensure Quality Care for Veterans

Registered nurses will hold a picket Thursday, August 25, urging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to work with them to ensure quality care at the VA by moving forward with stalled negotiations. —National Nurses United, 08/24/16 More »

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