When Will We Get Paid?
VA nurses lobby for safe ratios in DC, Arpil 2013.
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 is the Chair of National Nurses-United Veterans Affairs.
Hear her talk about the new master contract on Nurse Talk Radio
See the previous Contract (From March from 2004 to October 2012)
RNs DECLARE VICTORY IN VA SYSTEM
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 »
Memorandums Of Understanding (MOU)