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Nurses: House Health Bill Vote ‘Cruel and Unusual Punishment’ for Millions of Americans

Nurses: House Health Bill Vote ‘Cruel and Unusual Punishment’ for Millions of Americans

National Nurses United today condemned the narrow vote by House Republicans as a form of “cruel and unusual punishment” that could deprive tens of millions of Americans of health coverage and threaten millions more with bankruptcy for being sick. —National Nurses United, 05/04/17 More »

Affinity Medical Center Dramatically Reduces Access to Food for Patients in Cost-cutting Scheme

Affinity Medical Center Dramatically Reduces Access to Food for Patients in Cost-cutting Scheme

Registered nurses from Affinity Medical Center in Massillon, Ohio, plan a food drive May 1 in response to hospital management's decision to discontinue stocking snacks for patients in nursing units. The hospital's move to cut their expenses in this manner is harmful to patient's health, say nurses. —National Nurses United, 05/01/17 More »

Nurses Stand Up in Climate March Actions Across the Country

Nurses Stand Up in Climate March Actions Across the Country

Registered nurse members of National Nurses United (NNU) will join with thousands of others across the nation in climate march actions this Saturday, April 29, calling particular attention to how climate change and environmental pollution threaten the health and safety of their patients. —National Nurses United, 04/28/17 More »

California Single Payer Bill SB 562 Clears First Hurdle!

California Single Payer Bill SB 562 Clears First Hurdle!

Registered nurses and other healthcare advocates are heralding the California Senate Health Committee's passage of SB 562, the Healthy California Act today, Wednesday, April 26, with a majority of the committee members’ support. —National Nurses United, 04/26/17 More »

Nurses to Rally Sacramento April 26 for First Hearing on Bill to Guarantee Care for All Californians

Nurses to Rally Sacramento April 26 for First Hearing on Bill to Guarantee Care for All Californians

Hundreds of registered nurses and community activists will rally in Sacramento Wednesday, April 26 as the legislative journey begins with the first hearing on a bill to guarantee health care for all California residents with comprehensive health services and an end to out of control co-pays and deductibles. —Healthy California, 04/26/17 More »

Kindred Hospital – San Gabriel RNs Vote by 90% To Join California Nurses Association

Kindred Hospital – San Gabriel RNs Vote by 90% To Join California Nurses Association

Voicing concern about safe staffing, fair pay, and respect in the workplace, registered nurses at Kindred Hospital San Gabriel Valley in West Covina, Ca voted by 90 percent Wednesday night to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 04/20/17 More »

Town Halls Planned April 20 in Sonora on Healthy California Act SB 562

Town Halls Planned April 20 in Sonora on Healthy California Act SB 562

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to community town hall meetings in Sonora, Calif. on Thursday, April 20 to learn about SB 562, a bill introduced in the California Senate in February that would guarantee health care to all Californians by establishing a Medicare-for-all type system. —Healthy California, 04/19/17 More »

Oakland and Richmond City Councils Vote Unanimously to Support Healthy California Act SB 562

Oakland and Richmond City Councils Vote Unanimously to Support Healthy California Act SB 562

The Oakland and Richmond City Council's voted unanimously Tuesday to support SB 562 - the Healthy California Act, a bill that would guarantee healthcare to all California residents, slash patient and family costs for care, and ensure real patient choice. —California Nurses Association, 04/19/17 More »

Sen. Bernie Sanders to Headline Major Gathering of Progressive Activists - June 9-11 Chicago

Sen. Bernie Sanders to Headline Major Gathering of Progressive Activists - June 9-11 Chicago

Sen. Bernie Sanders will keynote a major gathering of several thousand progressive activists from across the U.S. in Chicago June 9 to 11 under a thematic of moving beyond resistance to a building a broad people’s movement for a just world. —National Nurses United, 04/16/17 More »

Maine Nurses Support Bill to Restore Public Health Nursing

Maine Nurses Support Bill to Restore Public Health Nursing

Maine nurses have come out in strong support of LD 1108, An Act to Restore Public Health Nursing Services (Sen. Brownie Carson)—which will have its first hearing on Thursday, April 13, the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNU) announced today. —Maine State Nurses Association, 04/12/17 More »

San Francisco Supervisors Votes Unanimously for Resolution Supporting the Healthy California Act

San Francisco Supervisors Votes Unanimously for Resolution Supporting the Healthy California Act

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to support SB 562 - the Healthy California Act, a bill that would guarantee healthcare to all California residents, slash patient and family costs for care, and ensure real patient choice. —California Nurses Association, 04/12/17 More »

Hospitals of Providence Sierra, Memorial Campus RNs Vote by Overwhelming Majority to Ratify Contract

Hospitals of Providence Sierra, Memorial Campus RNs Vote by Overwhelming Majority to Ratify Contract

Registered nurses at Hospitals of Providence Sierra and Memorial Campuses voted by an overwhelming majority to ratify a new three-year contract, National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) announced today. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Texas, 04/11/17 More »

Community Briefing Planned April 8 in Garden Grove on the Healthy California Act SB 562

Community Briefing Planned April 8 in Garden Grove on the Healthy California Act SB 562

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to a community briefing in Garden Grove, Calif. on Saturday, April 8 to learn about SB 562, a bill introduced in the California Senate last month that would guarantee health care to all Californians by establishing a Medicare for all type system. —Healthy California, 04/06/17 More »

Nurses Welcome Renewal of Sen. Sanders’  Bills for Free Education and to Heal America

Nurses Welcome Renewal of Sen. Sanders’  Bills for Free Education and to Heal America

National Nurses United today applauded Sen. Bernie Sanders’ re-introduction of two Senate bills to raise critical revenue to pay for college education for all and other essential community needs with a small tax on Wall Street speculation. More »

Providence St. Joseph Health Nurses Hold Day of Action March 31 to Illuminate Concerns

Providence St. Joseph Health Nurses Hold Day of Action March 31 to Illuminate Concerns

Registered nurses at Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) hospitals throughout California will hold a day of action today, Friday, March 31, to highlight safe patient care and workers’ rights issues emerging as the system, nurses say, has failed to follow through on promises of enhanced community services and benefits made during the 2016 merger of Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health. —California Nurses Association, 03/31/17 More »

Hospitals of Providence Sierra, Memorial Campus RNs Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Hospitals of Providence Sierra, Memorial Campus RNs Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Registered nurses at Hospitals of Providence Sierra and Memorial Campuses reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract that extends safe patient care standards, improves pay equity to retain the most experienced nurses, and supports a strong union to best advocate for safe patient care, National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) announced today. —National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United - Texas, 03/30/17 More »

Community Briefing Planned April 1 in Santa Cruz on the Healthy California Act SB 562

Community Briefing Planned April 1 in Santa Cruz on the Healthy California Act SB 562

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to a community briefing in Santa Cruz, Calif. on Saturday, April 1 to learn about SB 562, a bill introduced in the California Senate last month that would guarantee healthcare to all Californians by establishing a Medicare for all type system. —Healthy California, 03/30/17 More »

Amidst National Debate on Future of Healthcare California Alternative Bill

Amidst National Debate on Future of Healthcare California Alternative Bill

With national debate continuing on the future of healthcare following the defeat of the House “repeal and replacement” bill for the Affordable Care Act, California legislators will soon begin hearings on an alternative approach that would expand coverage to everyone – with no debilitating out of pocket costs that drive people to medical bankruptcy or to forgo needed care. —National Nurses United, 03/30/17 More »

Providence St. Joseph Health Nurses Hold Day of Action March 31

Providence St. Joseph Health Nurses Hold Day of Action March 31

Registered nurses at Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) hospitals throughout California will hold a day of action Friday, March 31, to highlight safe patient care and workers’ rights issues emerging as the system, nurses say, has failed to follow through on promises of enhanced community services and benefits made during the 2016 merger of Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health. —California Nurses Association, 03/30/17 More »

Unveiled – SB 562: The Healthy California Act Path to Comprehensive Coverage for All Californians

Unveiled – SB 562: The Healthy California Act Path to Comprehensive Coverage for All Californians

All California residents will be guaranteed health coverage with comprehensive health services offered at minimal out of pocket costs and real patient choice of where to go for care under a bill that will begin its legislative review in mid-to late April in the California State Senate. —California Nurses Association, 03/30/17 More »

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