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VA nurses lobby for safe ratios in DC Arpil 2013.
VA nurses lobby for safe ratios in DC, Arpil 2013.

Nurses Continue to Provide Care at Veterans Administration Medical Centers Despite Payroll Snafu

Registered nurses and other care providers at ten Veterans Administration medical centers in New York, West Virginia, Illinois and Colorado were unpaid or underpaid during their last pay period ending October 25. The payroll errors occurred when the VA’s new payroll system, VATAS, went into effect in these states. —National Nurses United, 11/01/13 More »


VATAS causing big problems (URGENT RN ACTION NEEDED)
Posted October 29, 2013

Union: Haley VA has critical nursing shortage

TAMPA — Army Staff Sgt. Alex Dillmann, his spine severely wounded by an explosion in Afghanistan, said his nurses at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center were horribly overworked and short-staffed. —Tampa Bay Times, 03/23/13 More »

NNU-VA National Master Contract Victory

VA nurses overwhelmingly ratified a first-ever national master contract in 2004 that makes great strides in securing top-of-the-line care for our nation’s veterans while ensuring VA nurses receive the respect and protection they deserve. The contract is devoted entirely to the issues unique to RNs in the VA health system, including landmark health and safety language and expanded RN input into decision-making on issues such as staffing methodologies and Quality Improvement Boards.

Irma Westmoreland

Irma Westmoreland is the Chair of National Nurses-United Veterans Affairs.

Hear her talk about the new master contract on Nurse Talk Radio

pdf icon See the Current Master Contract Effective November 8, 2012

pdf iconSee the previous Contract (From March from 2004 to October 2012)


NNU VA Press Release 10/05/12

By an overwhelming majority, nurses at VA medical centers across the country have ratified their contract, an agreement that protects patient care standards and strengthens the voice of RNs in the care of the nation’s veterans. Tonight’s vote at Buffalo VA Medical Center was the final of 22 VA medical centers wins, where RNs are represented by National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in the country, with 185,000 members. —NNU VA Press Release, 10/04/12 More »

Supplemental Contracts

pdf icon Download the Albany Agreement

pdf icon Download the Augusta Agreement

pdf icon Download the Buffalo Agreement

pdf icon Download the Dayton Agreement

pdf icon Download the Denver Agreement

Memorandums Of Understanding (MOU)

pdf iconPatient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Handbook

pdf iconBar Code Expansion-Positive Patient ID Transfusion Verification

pdf iconVA Vocera and Liking Communications System(s)

pdf iconRevenue Utilization Review

pdf iconBDS / ACLS Staff Training

pdf iconNNU Real Time Location System (RHLS) March 2013

pdf icon Access to Information Generated by PAID Enhancements for VANOD and PEV Reports MOU

pdf icon Assistive Personnel in Administration of Medication MOU

pdf icon Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) Expansion to Outpatient Areas MOU

pdf icon Comp Time MOU 

pdf icon Compensation and Pension Examinations MOU

pdf icon Central Iowa Healthcare System MOU

pdf icon CPAC MOU February 2009

pdf icon CPAC Pilot Asherville MOU

pdf icon Compensation and Pension Examinations MOU

pdf icon EDIS Testing Phase One MOU

pdf icon Mental Health MOU

pdf icon Part IV Staff Reductions MOU

pdf icon Patient Safety Reporting System (PSRS) MOU

pdf icon Presidential Time MOU 

pdf icon Removable Storage Media MOU

pdf icon RN Work Hours MOU 

pdf icon Staffing Methodology Pilot VISN 1, 6, 15, 16, 20

pdf icon Staffing Methodology VHA Nursing Personnel MOU

pdf icon Training and Qualifications Standards

Other Documents

pdf icon VA-NNU Request for information

pdf iconNNU-VA Membership Application

pdf iconADO - Assignment Despite Objection Form

pdf icon Consent to Serve Form

pdf icon Election of NNU Representation Form

pdf iconRelease of Representation Form

pdf iconReimbursement Form

pdf iconGrievance Form

pdf iconPayroll Deduction Form

pdf iconRN's Description of Events / Issues

pdf iconVA Form 1187 Payroll Deduction