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Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
Nurses marching to state capitol

Your Handy Guide to CNA Lobby Day, 2018

Sporting red scrub top? (And sometimes red sneakers, red earrings, and red fingernails.) Check.

May 2, 2018
Nurses Heal California

Two California Bills Seek to Cut Costs By Diverting Uninsured, Medi-Cal Patients Away From Nurse Care. It’s Not Okay.

In 2013, Susan Miller, of Aurora, Illinois sued the city and fire department, arguing that paramedics thought she was drunk and advised her to “sleep it off.” In reality, she was experiencing a stroke.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director, National Nurses United
May 1, 2018
Workplace Violence - Not Just Part of the Job

With Workers Memorial Day On Horizon, Nurses Vow to Keep Fighting for Highest Level of Protections

NNU has fought — and continues to lead the fight — for nurses’ health and safety. As of April 1, California healthcare employers are legally required to have a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan in place, thanks to nation-leading workplace violence legislation and regulations nurses fought for and won in California.

National Nurses United
April 26, 2018
Patient Safety Comes From Union Strength

RN Jane Sandoval Talks About Recently Enacted Workplace Protection Rules

California healthcare employers are required by law to have comprehensive, unit-specific workplace violence prevention plans in place by April 1, 2018. National Nurses United and California Nurses Association fought long and hard for these protections.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
April 24, 2018
Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy for California Nurses Association

A Conversation with Michael Lighty - A Labor-Based Movement For Medicare for All

Join us for this special edition podcast with Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United, Michael Lighty. In Michael’s article he notes, the labor movement exists to stop money from being the metric of value and power. Healthcare is exhibit A for money as the metric (see Elizabeth Rosenthal’s book, “American Sickness”).

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
April 3, 2018