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Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
NNU Executive Director, RoseAnn DeMoro

Great Leaders Never Retire, They Just Go “On Call”

It was 1986. Registered nurses at the University of California medical centers had just two years earlier won the right to join the California Nurses Association — a soft landing at a time there was little distinction between the monarchial culture of the UC administration and the governance of the CNA, which included many UC nurse managers and educators.

Charles Idelson
March 6, 2018



Janus v. AFSCME

RN Maureen Dugan Talks About Pivotal Union Case Janus v. AFSCME

This week U.S. Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s appointee, is expected to be the deciding vote in the pivotal union case Janus v AFSCME.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
February 28, 2018
Our Union. Our Rights. Our Patients.

7 Reasons Why ‘Janus v. AFSCME’ Supreme Court Case Threatens Safe Patient Care Across U.S.

1. When hospitals cut corners on spending, they cut corners on human lives. From pushing patients out of the hospital while still ill, to stocking lifesaving supplies at a bare minimum, to having no limit on how many patients they assign to one overwhelmed RN, hospitals often make decisions that are good for profits — and bad for people.

National Nurses United
February 21, 2018
Pill bottle

Opioid exposure a real work risk for nurses

The national opioid epidemic has a very real and direct consequence for registered nurses:

National Nurse Magazine
February 15, 2018

Health Care YES, Insurance Companies NO

Single payer health care’s opponents are beholden

I am a retired registered nurse who worked for 40 years in acute care hospitals. I watched all those years as our health care system morphed into the heath insurance for profit system now in place, which is a disgrace and denies health care access to millions of people, and which often results in death and/or needless stress and suffering.

Times Standard - Letters
February 15, 2018