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Sanders Honors RNs on Nurses Week – Endorses California Initiative to Curb Drug Price Gouging

Sanders Honors RNs on Nurses Week – Endorses California Initiative to Curb Drug Price Gouging

The nation’s largest RN organization today welcomed a statement by Sen. Bernie Sanders honoring America’s nurses on Nurses Week for “all you do every day of the year to care for and save the lives of patients” and for “speaking out for health and safety beyond the bedside” notably in campaigning for “guaranteed healthcare through an improved Medicare for all single payer healthcare system.” —National Nurses United, 05/10/16 More »

Registered Nurses Honor National Nurses Week with Lobby Day for Improved Patient Protections

Registered Nurses Honor National Nurses Week with Lobby Day for Improved Patient Protections

Hundreds of registered nurses from across California will gather in Sacramento Wednesday, May 11, in honor of National Nurses’ Week to encourage state legislators to step up efforts to improve protections for hospital patients, and to express their support for Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders. —California Nurses Association, National Nurses United, 05/10/16 More »

#BernieBus Visits Stockton, SFSU Tuesday

#BernieBus Visits Stockton, SFSU Tuesday

National Nurses United members, who spent months traveling from coast to coast campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus—will be heading to an early morning Bernie Sanders rally in Stockton and then to San Francisco State University on Tuesday, May 10. —National Nurses United, 05/10/16 More »

Maine RNs Hold Vigil for Safe Staffing Wednesday

Maine RNs Hold Vigil for Safe Staffing Wednesday

This Wednesday, members of the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United will hold a vigil in support of safe staffing at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 05/09/16 More »

Antelope Valley Nurses Vote by 96% to Authorize Strike

Antelope Valley Nurses Vote by 96% to Authorize Strike

Registered nurses at Antelope Valley Hospital turned out in record numbers last week to vote overwhelmingly by 96 percent to authorize a strike, if necessary, to protest the hospital’s continued refusal to address issues such as unsafe staffing and high nurse attrition and turnover. —California Nurses Association, 05/09/16 More »

Grupo La Meta Partners with Nurses on Concert for Bernie Sanders

Grupo La Meta Partners with Nurses on Concert for Bernie Sanders

Modesto, Calif. band Grupo La Meta, who recently gained national attention for their song "El Quemazón” (“The Bern”)—a corrido for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders—will be joining California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) for a special concert in support of Bernie’s campaign, on Wednesday, May 11 on the West Capitol Steps in Sacramento at noon. —National Nurses United, 05/09/16 More »

Nurses’ #BernieBus Visits Fresno, Sacramento Monday

Nurses’ #BernieBus Visits Fresno, Sacramento Monday

National Nurses United members, who spent months traveling from coast to coast campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus—will be heading to Fresno State University and to Sacramento for a Bernie Sanders rally on Monday, May 9. —National Nurses United, 05/09/16 More »

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus Visits N. Bay Area, Oakland Friday

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus Visits N. Bay Area, Oakland Friday

National Nurses United members, who spent months traveling from coast to coast campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus—will be heading to Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, and Martinez on Friday—then back Oakland to #FeelTheBern with voters at First Friday. —National Nurses United, 05/06/16 More »

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus Makes Bay Area Debut Thurs. May 5

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus Makes Bay Area Debut Thurs. May 5

National Nurses United members, who spent months traveling from coast to coast, campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus—will launch the Bay Area leg of their revolutionary journey with a #BernieBus kickoff event Thurs., May 5 at Berkeley City College. —National Nurses United, 05/04/16 More »

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings Moves On

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings Moves On

Legislation that would require the state to adopt rules to reduce toxic airborne contaminants, also known as “surgical plumes,” is headed to a vote on the floor of the California Assembly. —California Nurses Association, 05/04/16 More »

Activists to Convene June 17-19 in Chicago to Step Up the Movement

Activists to Convene June 17-19 in Chicago to Step Up the Movement

Progressive and community leaders and activists from across the U.S. will gather in Chicago June 17-19 for a People’s Summit called in part to continue the momentum and movement building associated with the ongoing Bernie Sanders campaign as well as community organizing on progressive issues that has been underway with less media fanfare around the nation for years. —National Nurses United, 05/04/16 More »

Bill to Step up Safety for Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Settings Advances to Senate Floor

Bill to Step up Safety for Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Settings Advances to Senate Floor

A bill that would significantly expand public oversight and protections for one of the least reported problems in U.S. hospitals—the placement of patients in “observation” status, is headed to the Senate floor. —National Nurses United, 05/04/16 More »

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus To Visit Arcata, Eureka Calif.

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus To Visit Arcata, Eureka Calif.

National Nurses United members, who have traveled from coast to coast to campaign for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus, will make stops in Arcata and Eureka, Calif. on Wednesday, May 4. —National Nurses United, 05/03/16 More »

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus To Visit Portland

Nurses’ YUGE, Red #BernieBus To Visit Portland

National Nurses United members, who have traveled from coast to coast to campaign for Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bright red #BernieBus, will make stops in Portland on Tuesday, May 3. —National Nurses United, 05/02/16 More »

Mercy Bakersfield RNs to Picket Tuesday, May 3

Mercy Bakersfield RNs to Picket Tuesday, May 3

Nurses, Community Protest Short Staffing, Unsafe Work Conditions —National Nurses United, 04/29/16 More »

Nurses Say Investigation of Providence, St. Joseph Merger Inadequate

Nurses Say Investigation of Providence, St. Joseph Merger Inadequate

The nation's largest nurses organization has criticized the decision of Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to approve the proposed merger of two large Catholic hospital systems, which nurses say does not offer safeguards for Oregon patients. —National Nurses United, 04/29/16 More »

Nurses Roll On With Indiana Campaign Visits Friday—To Join Carrier Protest, Plus Campus Visit

Nurses Roll On With Indiana Campaign Visits Friday—To Join Carrier Protest, Plus Campus Visit

National Nurses United members who have traveled from coast to coast to campaign for Sen. Bernie Sanders, often on a bright red #BernieBus, will make stops in Indiana Friday ahead of the critical Indiana primary Tuesday. —National Nurses United, 04/28/16 More »

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings Advances

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings Advances

California nurses are welcoming an Assembly bill that would require the state to adopt rules to reduce toxic airborne contaminants, also known as “surgical plumes” in surgical settings that pose a danger to patients, nurses, and other health professionals. —National Nurses United, 04/27/16 More »

Tonight—Healthcare Debate Comes to 9 CA Cities

Tonight—Healthcare Debate Comes to 9 CA Cities

1,300 Californians to join screening of new documentary April 27 on the Medicare for All solution for businesses struggling with healthcare costs. More »

RNs Ratify Agreements with CA, NV Prime Hospitals ‘New Tools to Continue to Serve Our Community’

RNs Ratify Agreements with CA, NV Prime Hospitals ‘New Tools to Continue to Serve Our Community’

Registered nurses have approved new collective bargaining agreements covering 1,500 RNs who work at hospitals in California and Nevada operated by Prime Healthcare covering 1,500 RNs in Inglewood and San Diego, CA and Reno, NV. —California Nurses Association, 04/22/16 More »

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