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New Hospital Industry Bid to Duck Earthquake Safety Deadlines Threatens to Put More Patients At Risk

Two of California’s most profitable hospitals are seeking further delays in meeting state requirements to ensure that their buildings will not collapse in an earthquake.

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November 23, 2010
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Children's Hospital Oakland RNs to Rally Wednesday, Protest Management Plans to Slash Healthcare Ben

Registered nurses from Children's Hospital Oakland, joined by other hospital employees, will rally outside the facility Wednesday, Aug. 18 to protest management efforts to sharply reduce current healthcare coverage for nurses and their families. Children's has signaled that they also intend to demand cuts in health benefits for other hospital workers as well.

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November 23, 2010
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Bill to Restore Rights for Veterans Affairs RNs Advances

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee today approved legislation that would restore some essential rights for registered nurses who work at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. The committee passed the bill on a 10-6 vote. S 3486, introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown on behalf of the 155,000-member National Nurses United, would expand collective bargaining rights for VA nurses on compensation issues, as other VA clinicians and nurses who work for other federal agencies including the Defense Department, have now.

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November 23, 2010
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California Women Join California Nurses to Celebrate 90th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

Thousands of registered nurses expected to be joined by other Californians from community-based and labor organizations will converge in Sacramento, Calif. on Aug. 26, to mark the 90th anniversary of women securing the right to vote. Women will march, many in period costume, from the Sacramento Convention Center to the west steps of the state Capitol.

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November 23, 2010
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National RN Relief Group Teams Up With Navy for Medical Mission to Haiti

The first team of registered nurse volunteers from California, Michigan, and Washington State will depart for Haiti Wednesday morning with the Department of Defense’s Continuing Promise, National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest organization of registered nurses, announced today. The volunteer RN team will be treating patients in Haiti and Colombia during their month long deployment.

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November 23, 2010