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Nurses Applaud San Luis Obispo County Vote to Uphold Rejection of Phillips 66 Train Project

Nurses Applaud San Luis Obispo County Vote to Uphold Rejection of Phillips 66 Train Project

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United welcomed the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors vote to uphold the Planning Commission's rejection of a controversial proposal by Phillip 66 to transport millions of gallons of crude tar sands oil through the county by rail every week. —California Nurses Association, 03/15/17 More »

Nurses: GOP Plan Would Abandon Millions of Americans with Less Coverage, Higher Costs

Nurses: GOP Plan Would Abandon Millions of Americans with Less Coverage, Higher Costs

National Nurses United today sharply criticized the Republicans’ proposed healthcare “repeal and replace” bill as a cruel abandonment of the gains made under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and a betrayal of the promises made by candidate Donald Trump to ensure that “we’re going to have healthcare for everybody” that is “far less expensive and far better.” —National Nurses United, 03/07/17 More »

New Pact for 13,000 California, Nevada Dignity RNs

New Pact for 13,000 California, Nevada Dignity RNs

Registered nurses at 28 Dignity Health hospitals and additional clinics in California and Nevada have ratified a new four year collective bargaining agreement that protects their health coverage and economic and retirement security. —National Nurses United, 03/06/17 More »

Nurses Call on Texas to Reject Attack on Women

Nurses Call on Texas to Reject Attack on Women

National Nurses United today called on members of the Texas Senate to defeat “disgraceful” legislation that would encourage doctors to lie to pregnant women about potential birth defects of fetuses they are carrying – and bar legal redress for women and their families after a child with disabilities was born after the physician withheld conditions about the fetus’ health status. More »

California Assembly to Consider Legislation to Reduce Toxic “Plumes”

California Assembly to Consider Legislation to Reduce Toxic “Plumes”

Legislation that would require the state to adopt rules to reduce toxic airborne contaminants, also known as “surgical plumes,” that pose a significant health hazard to patients and health care personnel in surgical settings has been reintroduced in the California Assembly. —California Nurses Association, 03/01/17 More »

Nurses Warn Trump/GOP Health Ideas Would Accelerate Crisis

Nurses Warn Trump/GOP Health Ideas Would Accelerate Crisis

National Nurses United sharply criticized the health care proposals outlined by President Trump in his address to Congress Tuesday night, warning they would deprive care for tens of millions of Americans and increase the health and economic insecurity of millions more. —National Nurses United, 03/01/17 More »

Another 550 Kaiser Northern California RNs Become Members of California Nurses Association

Another 550 Kaiser Northern California RNs Become Members of California Nurses Association

Some 550 non-union registered nurses who work in 21 Kaiser Permanente hospitals across Northern and Central California have become members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, CNA announced today. —California Nurses Association, 02/24/17 More »

Nurses Join Sen. Ricardo Lara and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia for a Rally Supporting SB 562

Nurses Join Sen. Ricardo Lara and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia for a Rally Supporting SB 562

Registered Nurses from area hospitals will join Sen. Ricardo Lara, Mayor Robert Garcia and other local leaders and activists at a rally in Long Beach on Friday evening to kick off a campaign for the Healthy California Act SB 562, a bill that will guarantee health care for all Californians by establishing a Medicare-for-all insurance system in the state. More »

NNU Nurses Say “Ellison for DNC Chair” As Voting Takes Place Saturday in Atlanta

NNU Nurses Say “Ellison for DNC Chair” As Voting Takes Place Saturday in Atlanta

This week, registered nurses with National Nurses United (NNU) will converge in Atlanta to support Keith Ellison for chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), as over 400 members of the DNC gather for a final vote to select their new leader. —National Nurses United, 02/23/17 More »

It’s Final – RNs at Kaiser’s Flagship Los Angeles Medical Center Ratify New Accord

It’s Final – RNs at Kaiser’s Flagship Los Angeles Medical Center Ratify New Accord

With a record turnout at membership meetings Wednesday, registered nurses at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center voted nearly unanimously to approve a new collective bargaining agreement with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 02/23/17 More »

Sacramento Rally Welcomes Medicare for All Style Bill for All Californians

Sacramento Rally Welcomes Medicare for All Style Bill for All Californians

California nurses, and healthcare and community activists, will join with State Senators Ricardo Lara and Toni Atkins Wednesday, February 22 in Sacramento to celebrate the introduction of legislation to ensure universal health coverage with effective cost controls, a Medicare for all style bill for all California residents. —Healthy California and California Nurses Association, 02/20/17 More »

Maine Nurses, Allies Rally to Demand Senator Collins Attend a People’s Forum on Healthcare

Maine Nurses, Allies Rally to Demand Senator Collins Attend a People’s Forum on Healthcare

On Saturday, February 18th, members of The Maine Health Care is a Human Right Coalition—led by the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNU), the Southern Maine Workers’ Center, and Maine AllCare—will hold a rally and march calling on Senator Susan Collins to attend a healthcare forum where she will hear directly from constituents on the importance of universal, publicly funded healthcare for all. —Maine State Nurses Assoc., 02/17/17 More »

Rep. Ellison Reintroduces Financial Transaction Tax

Rep. Ellison Reintroduces Financial Transaction Tax

WASHINGTON - Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) introduced legislation that would raise billions to invest in our economy by taxing Wall Street financial transactions. The Inclusive Prosperity Act (H.R. 1144/S. 434) would tax the sale of stocks, bonds and derivatives. The tax imposed will be 0.5 percent on stocks, 0.1 percent on bonds, and 0.005 percent on derivatives or other investments. —Rep. Keith Ellison, 02/17/17 More »

Nurses Applaud Keith Ellison on Renewed  Bill to Set Fee on Wall Street Speculation

Nurses Applaud Keith Ellison on Renewed Bill to Set Fee on Wall Street Speculation

National Nurses United today welcomed the re-introduction of federal legislation from Rep. Keith Ellison with 17 House co-sponsors, that could raise hundreds of billions of dollars annually to fund critical social needs with a small tax on Wall Street speculation. —National Nurses United, 02/17/17 More »

Breakthrough – RNs at Major Kaiser LA Hospital Announce Tentative Agreement

Breakthrough – RNs at Major Kaiser LA Hospital Announce Tentative Agreement

Registered nurses at Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California flagship hospital, Los Angeles Medical Center, have won their tentative collective bargaining agreement with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 02/16/17 More »

Nurses Urge Senate to Reject Pruitt for Critical EPA Post

Nurses Urge Senate to Reject Pruitt for Critical EPA Post

With the defeat of fast food CEO Andrew Puzder to head the Department of Labor, National Nurses United today stepped up opposition to the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. —National Nurses United, 02/15/17 More »

See What’s at Stake in the Health Care Fight With Clearly Outlined, Shareable Data

See What’s at Stake in the Health Care Fight With Clearly Outlined, Shareable Data

As the debate heats up on the Trump administration/congressional push to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, National Nurses United invites you to consider how the discussion will affect American families and individuals. —National Nurses United, 02/14/17 More »

Ohio Bill Seeks Safety Limits on Number of Patients Assigned to RNs

Ohio Bill Seeks Safety Limits on Number of Patients Assigned to RNs

On Feb. 14, registered nurses with National Nurses Organizing Committee-Ohio/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) and elected officials will gather at the Ohio Statehouse, in Columbus, to mark the reintroduction by Senator Michael Skindell of the Ohio Patient Protection Act—a bill which sets specific limits on how many patients nurses can care for at once, in hospitals throughout Ohio. —National Nurses United, 02/13/17 More »

NNU Nurses Say “Ellison for DNC Chair” This Weekend at Baltimore DNC Future Forum

NNU Nurses Say “Ellison for DNC Chair” This Weekend at Baltimore DNC Future Forum

On Saturday, February 11, registered nurses with National Nurses United (NNU) will converge in Baltimore to show their support for Keith Ellison for chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Ellison will be taking part in the DNC Future Forum—featuring candidates for DNC chair and other offices. —National Nurses United, 02/10/17 More »

Nurses: Puzder Nomination a Direct Assault on Women, Workers

Nurses: Puzder Nomination a Direct Assault on Women, Workers

President Trump’s nomination of fast food titan Andrew Puzder to lead the U.S. Department of Labor is a colossal affront to women and all workers and should be rejected by the U.S. Senate, said National Nurses United today, in advance of Puzder’s first confirmation hearing February 16. —National Nurses United, 02/09/17 More »

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