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Children’s Hospital Nurses Return to Work Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. After Five-Day Strike

Children’s Hospital registered nurses will return to the bedside Tuesday morning, concluding a five-day strike over healthcare cuts. The nearly 800 Children’s RNs are members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United.

Press Release
May 9, 2011

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Nurses Support American Health Security Act of 2011

The American Health Security Act of 2011 has the support of National Nurses United, the California Nurses Association, the Labor Caucus for Single-Payer and its member unions, the Labor Campaign for Single Payer, and the AFL-CIO which, at its convention in Pittsburgh in 2009, unanimously passed Resolution 34 in support of single-payer health care under a social insurance model and recently reaffirmed its support in its executive council resolution addressing national deficit reduction (March 2011).

Press Release
May 9, 2011

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Nurses Ratify New Contract at Washington Hospital Center

WASHINGTON, DC—National Nurses United announced today that Registered Nurses at Washington Hospital Center voted Friday and Saturday to ratify a new contract with their employer.

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May 9, 2011

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Nurses Vow to Hold the Line on Healthcare

All across America, people are having their healthcare taken from them. On this year’s Mothers Day in Oakland, California, the registered nurses at Children’s Hospital are holding the line against erosion of their health care and fighting to maintain quality care for mothers and families everywhere. Mother’s Day marks the fourth day of a five-day strike that centers on a hospital proposal that would prohibit nurses from bringing their own children to the hospital where they work.

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May 7, 2011

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Children’s Hospital Nurse Strike Continues

Registered nurses today will mark the second day of a five-day strike at Children’s Hospital Oakland (CHO) with continued picketing and a noon rally where patients and community members will speak in support of the nurses fight to keep their decades long health plan that enables them to have their children cared for at the hospital.

Press Release
May 6, 2011

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Centinela Hospital, Inglewood RNs to picket Friday

Registered nurses will picket Centinela Hospital Center and hold a noon rally Friday to protest what they call a systematic campaign by Prime Healthcare to sharply erode care standards and force the elimination of experienced nurses at the hospital at the expense of patient safety.

Press Release
May 5, 2011

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Nurses at EMMC Ratify Contract

In one of closest votes in its history, Nurses represented by the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United ratified a one-year agreement with EMMC late Tuesday evening. Nurses at EMMC have been in bargaining since August 2010, and had to strike EMMC in November to demonstrate their commitment to safe patient care. The three major points of contention were staffing, job security and health benefits.

Press Release
May 4, 2011

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Tentative Pact for RNs at Washington Hospital Center

Registered nurses at Washington Hospital Center, the District of Columbia’s largest mediccenter, reached a tentative agreement Tuesday night on a new collective bargaining contract with the hospital, National Nurses United, which represents the 1,700 WHC RNs announced today

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May 4, 2011

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Children’s Hospital Oakland RNs Preparing for Five-Day Strike

OAKLAND— Registered nurses from Children’s Hospital Oakland, preparing to go on strike May 5-10 over sharply reduced healthcare coverage for nurses and their families, will be making picket signs on Wednesday, May 4 and are available to the media for interviews during that time.

Press Release
May 3, 2011

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RNs at Doctors San Pablo Demand Resolution of Unsafe Patient Care Conditions

Registered nurses at Doctor’s Medical Center, in San Pablo, are holding an informational picket on Wednesday April 27 to protest chronic unsafe nurse-to-patient staffing levels, that they say is jeopardizing patient safety at the facility. The unsafe staffing has led to nurses working without any meal or break relief, an exodus of senior experienced RNs from the facility, and an overreliance on costly temporary nurses.

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April 26, 2011