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Steward Holy Family Hospital RNs Vote 70 Percent to join Massachusetts Nurses Association

Steward Holy Family Hospital RNs Vote 70 Percent to join Massachusetts Nurses Association

Culminating a two-year effort to win union representation to improve patient care, registered nurses at Steward Holy Family Hospital voted last night by 70 percent to join the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MNA/NNU), the state and nation’s pre-eminent organization of RNs. —Press Release, 07/12/11 More »

Nurse staffing guidelines at issue in St. Charles Hospital contract dispute

Registered nurses at St. Charles Hospital want management to demonstrate that it’s committed to safe staffing. —Press Release, 07/08/11 More »

Nurses Call for Tax on Wall Street Trades, Not Cuts in Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid

The nation’s leading nurses’ organization, National Nurses United, today called on the Obama administration and Congress to oppose cuts in Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid, and instead increase national revenues with a tax on major Wall Street speculative activity. —Press Release, 07/07/11 More »

Candlelight Vigil for Safe Patient Care Wednesday, Los Angeles

Registered nurses at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles will hold a candlelight vigil Wednesday, July 6, to highlight their concerns with chronic understaffing, nurses unable to safely take a meal break during their 12-hour shifts, and the closures of vital patient care units at the hospital, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —Press Release, 07/06/11 More »

Cuts in Public Health May Cause Danger to Children, Say Ventura County RNs Who Plan Protest Thursday

A Ventura County children’s program called First 5 which provides care to an at-risk population of children up to age five, has been seriously compromised with the elimination of the five public health nurse positions who provided the care. Ventura County RNs say that this will significantly delay needed care and put children at risk. On Thursday, the nurses, who are represented by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, plan to protest the cuts. —Press Release, 06/22/11 More »

San Diego RNs Sound Alarm over Harm to Local Community from Economy, Health Cuts

Nurse Rallies to Heal America in San Diego, Ventura, Northern Los Angeles Counties Coincide with National Wall Street Protest —Press Release, 06/22/11 More »

Antelope Valley RNs Sound Alarm over Harm to Community from Economy, Health Cuts

Antelope Valley Hospital RNs represented by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United are identifying broad declines in health tied to economic hardship and obstacles to healthcare coverage. —Press Release, 06/21/11 More »

Marquette Labor Council First in State to Back Main Street Contract

Marquette, MI – Last night, the Marquette County Labor Council, a chapter of the Michigan State AFL-CIO, unanimously joined with over 170,000 registered nurses across the nation in support of the Main Street Contract. —Press Release, 06/17/11 More »

RNs Lead Community Rally in NYC June 22 to Heal America

RNs Lead Community Rally in NYC June 22 to Heal America

Registered nurses, joined by labor and community leaders and activists, will rally in front of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, June 22, to call for a sales tax on Wall Street speculative activity. The tax would raise revenue to rebuild the nation. Rally participants tie financial speculation to the present economic crisis. —Press Release, 06/14/11 More »

1,000 Nurses, Activists to Protest Chamber of Commerce Today

Some 1,000 registered nurses, joined by labor and community supporters will picket the Washington DC headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce today, and rally outside the White House and Congress to call for a new direction for the American People. —Press Release, 06/07/11 More »

University of Chicago RNs Approve New Contract, Praise ‘Safer Staffing,’ ‘Improved Respect’

University of Chicago Medical Center registered nurses have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new collective bargaining contract with the University, National Nurses United said today. —Press Release, 06/03/11 More »

Alvarado Hospital Nurses Hold Candlelight Vigil for Safe Patient Care— Wednesday

Registered nurses at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego will hold a candlelight vigil Wednesday, June 1, to highlight their concerns with staffing and patient care standards at the hospital, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —Press Release, 05/31/11 More »

University of Chicago RNs Win Major Gains, Nurses to Vote This Week on Tentative Pact

Registered nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center will vote Wednesday and Thursday on a tentative contract settlement with University officials that achieves the nurses’ main goals with major improvements in patient care protections and economic and workplace standards for the RNs, as well as rejecting all of the hospital’s concessionary demands. —Press Release, 05/31/11 More »

University of Chicago RNs Win Significant Patient Care Gains

Registered nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center reached a tentative contract settlement with University officials Saturday that achieves the nurses’ main negotiating goals with major improvements in patient care protections and economic and workplace standards for the RNs, as well as rejecting all of the hospital’s concessionary demands. —Press Release, 05/30/11 More »

Tentative Pact Ends Long Contract Fight at USC Medical

Registered nurses at University of Southern California University Hospital and USC Cancer Norris Center in Los Angeles early Friday morning reached tentative agreement with hospital officials on a new three-year contract agreement. —Press Release, 05/27/11 More »

University of California RNs Ratify New Agreement

Registered nurses at University of California hospitals and student health centers have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that they say will strengthen patient protections for some of the best known hospitals in the country, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United said today. —Press Release, 05/27/11 More »

Saint John’s, Santa Monica, RNs Vote by 64 Percent to Join California Nurses Association

Saint John’s, Santa Monica, RNs Vote by 64 Percent to Join California Nurses Association

Culminating years of efforts to win union representation to improve patient care, registered nurses at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica Thursday night voted by 64 percent to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, the state and nation’s pre-eminent organization of RNs. —Press Release, 05/27/11 More »

Hundreds of Nurses to Call on White House, Congress June 7

Hundreds of registered nurses from 31 states, joined by labor and community allies, will gather outside the White House, picket the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and rally near Congress Tuesday, June 7 to call for a new, “Main Street Contract for the American People.” —Press Release, 05/27/11 More »

Nurses, Doctors Support the St. Rose Initiative to Save San Leandro Hospital

Registered nurses, physicians, and local elected officials have joined with Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-San Leandro) in support of a plan put forward by St. Rose Hospital in Hayward to keep San Leandro Hospital running as a full-service facility, the California Nurses Association announced. The proposal will be discussed at a town hall meeting hosted by Corbett, the California Nurses Association, Mayor Stephen Cassidy, and San Leandro hospital physicians, tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. —Press Release, 05/16/11 More »

Children’s Hospital Nurses Return to Work Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. After Five-Day Strike

Children’s Hospital registered nurses will return to the bedside Tuesday morning, concluding a five-day strike over healthcare cuts. The nearly 800 Children’s RNs are members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —Press Release, 05/09/11 More »

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