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Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
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

Safer Hospitals = Safer Care

On April 1, California Healthcare Employers With No Workplace Violence Prevention Plan Will Be Breaking the Law

Thanks to a hard-won fight by the California Nurses Association, as of April 1, California healthcare employers without a plan to prevent workplace violence will be breaking the law.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of National Nurses United
April 2, 2018

sb 562 action outside rendon's office

Piecemeal bills will not fix California's health care. Single payer is the only solution

Last June, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon unilaterally blocked public hearings, amendments and legislative votes on 

Deborah Burger, Special to The Sacramento Bee
March 26, 2018

Nurses Say: Stop the Violence

Nurses to Marching Students: “We Stand With You,” As RNs Back Federal Bill to End Violence in Healthcare Workplaces

As nurses fight for the passage of HR 5223, a national bill to prevent violence in healthcare settings, we stand in solidarity with the students and teachers rising up to say “#NeverAgain” to violence in schools. In our shared struggle, we see a demand for greater public health and safety.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director, National Nurses United
March 23, 2018

RN and Co-President of NNU Deborah Burger

RN and Co-President of NNU Deborah Burger Talks About New Kaiser Agreement

It's a great day for 19,000 RN's and NP's but an even better day for their Kaiser patients. Join us for this Nurse Talk Radio special edition podcast with RN and Co-President of National Nurses United, Deborah Burger.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
March 19, 2018

Bonnie Castillo, RN and Executive Director of CNA/NNU

As Largest US Nurses Union Goes Through Leadership ‘Shift Change,’ Our Fight is Unwavering

What will happen now that I’ve taken over as the next Executive Director of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United?

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of NNU/CNA
March 13, 2018

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

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