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PART 1: National Nurses United Co-President Deborah Burger reflects on the “State Of The Union”

PART 1: National Nurses United Co-President Deborah Burger reflects on the “State Of The Union”

This week on Nurse Talk Radio we take a look at the vast accomplishments of National Nurses United. Founded in 2009 NNU has over 150,000 members and a presence in all 50 states. RN and Co-President of NNU, Deborah Burger joins us to talk about why now more than ever—nurses need strong and progressive leadership and representation. This is part 1 of our 2 part podcast. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 06/21/17 More »

Join us for this Special Edition podcast “The Politics of Healthcare”

Join us for this Special Edition podcast “The Politics of Healthcare”

A few weeks ago Executive Director of CNA/NNU, RoseAnn DeMoro, spoke at the State Democratic Convention. Let's just say—she didn't mince her words and delivered a strong and forceful message to the crowd. Here are some of her comments. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 06/02/17 More »

Inspired By Her Union Activism RN Dotty Nygard Runs For Congress In California

Inspired By Her Union Activism RN Dotty Nygard Runs For Congress In California

Dotty Nygard is an Emergency Room RN and she's running for Congress in California's 10th district. Nurse Talk Radio visits with Dotty this week. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 05/23/17 More »

Support for S.B. 562 grows. A conversation with CNA/NNU Legislative Advocate Stephanie Roberson.

Support for S.B. 562 grows. A conversation with CNA/NNU Legislative Advocate Stephanie Roberson.

If you haven't heard about the Healthy California Act (S.B. 562) you need to listen to this podcast. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 05/11/17 More »

Progressive Democrats Of America’s Donna Smith, “YES WE CAN”!

Progressive Democrats Of America’s Donna Smith, “YES WE CAN”!

The time is here for single payer and there is a groundswell of support. The single payer healthcare movement—more specifically California’s Healthy California Act or SB 562 and on a National level HR 676 a Single Payer Bill introduced by John Conyers. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 04/25/17 More »

A Conversation With NNU Co-President Jean Ross About The Keystone Pipeline

A Conversation With NNU Co-President Jean Ross About The Keystone Pipeline

The corrosive tar sands oil that is extracted, transported, and refined for the Keystone project is a major contributor to climate change. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 04/10/17 More »

Californians Could Be The First To Pass Single Payer Legislation

Californians Could Be The First To Pass Single Payer Legislation

The CEO of United Healthcare, Stephen Hemsley, makes 10,597.00 an hour or 177.00 a minute. Making huge amounts of money off the sick and dying is unacceptable, unsustainable, and immoral. We have the power to change that! Let's start in California with SB 562! Andrew McGuire, the Executive Director of California One Care, joins us on Nurse Talk. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 04/05/17 More »

What are Safe Staffing Ratios and why are they so important to all of us?

What are Safe Staffing Ratios and why are they so important to all of us?

Many Americans may be surprised to know that California is the only state in the country with mandatory limits on the number of patients a nurse can be assigned at one time. Now nurses across the country are pushing for national legislation. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 03/07/17 More »

RN & Co-President of NNU Deborah Burger talks about the importance of Kaiser L.A. tentative pact

RN & Co-President of NNU Deborah Burger talks about the importance of Kaiser L.A. tentative pact

A few weeks ago RNs reached tentative pact, affecting 1,300 RNs, with Kaiser L.A. Medical Center. RN and NNU Co-President Deborah Burger talks about why now more than any time before, this agreement is so critical. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 02/23/17 More »

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