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    Nurses File Complaint Over UC Davis Medical Center staffing

    Nurses File Complaint Over UC Davis Medical Center staffing
    Registered nurses at UC Davis Medical Center filed a formal complaint Thursday with state regulators accusing the hospital of routinely violating state laws requiring minimum nurse-to-patient ratios. "We have staffing problems in all UC hospitals, but there is no hospital in the UC system that has this gross and deliberate understaffing," said Beth Kean, director of the University of California division ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    1,200 Nurses Make a House Call to Dianne Feinstein To Demand She Cosponsor Employee Free Choice Act

    1,200 registered nurses representing every state in the union will make a house call to Dianne Feinstein this Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. to demand she become a cosponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act. The nurse action will come as part of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee national convention. The nurses will leave a rose with a personalized note ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    RN 'Super Union' Adopts Name: National Nurses United Sets Founding Convention Dec. 7 in Arizona

    RN 'Super Union' Adopts Name: National Nurses United Sets Founding Convention Dec. 7 in Arizona
    Leaders of three major nurses organizations that are coming together to form the largest registered nurses union and professional association in U.S. history announced today that they will hold a founding convention December 7- 8 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Meeting in Minneapolis last week, leaders of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association also agreed ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Jail Nurses Want to Keep Full Names Secret

    Jail Nurses Want to Keep Full Names Secret
    A nurses' union has asked a court to block a request by two accused killers for the last names of nurses working at the King County Jail in Seattle. Margaret Conley, an official with the Washington State Nurses Association, said nurses at the jail fear inmates could get their home telephone numbers and addresses if they have their last names, Seattlepi.com ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Nurses Back Grass-Roots Kaiser Petition

    Nurses Back Grass-Roots Kaiser Petition
    The California Nurses Association, one of the most powerful unions in the state, has endorsed Desiree Menchaka's grass-roots effort to petition Kaiser Permanente to maintain its after-hours care clinics as they operate in Stockton, Manteca, Tracy and Modesto -- all in California. Registered nurses will be out in force Saturday afternoon near Stockton's large Kaiser complex with informational picket signs, helping ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    RN 'Super Union' Adopts Name: National Nurses United

    RN 'Super Union' Adopts Name: National Nurses United
    Leaders of three major nurses organizations that are coming together to form the largest registered nurses union and professional association in U.S. history announced today that they will hold a founding convention December 7- 8 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Meeting in Minneapolis last week, leaders of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association also agreed ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurses Strike Threatens Patients

    Nurses Strike Threatens Patients
    Nurses in a central Poland hospital say they will keep on striking until they get higher wages, which could force the evacuation of about 220 patients. Nurses and midwives in the state-run hospital in Radom, central Poland, were in the third day of their strike Friday, and said they would not return to work until management meets their demands, Polish Radio ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurses Union Awaits Next Move in Wake of 'Bad Faith' Charge

    Nurses Union Awaits Next Move in Wake of 'Bad Faith' Charge
    YOUNGSTOWN -- A nurses' strike at Northside Medical Center is not imminent. However, in a document filed recently in federal bankruptcy court, the nurses union said the membership is prepared to strike rather than permit Forum to engage in what the union called "the bad-faith reneging on a tentative agreement with impunity." Forum filed in March for protection under Chapter 11 ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Hospital Hostilities: Nurses Off the Job After Talks Collapse

    Hundreds of nurses waving union banners marched outside Englewood Hospital and Medical Center on Wednesday in a work stoppage that doesn't appear likely to end anytime soon. Negotiations between the medical center and the union representing the hospital's 650 nurses stopped early Wednesday and have not resumed even though federal and state officials have urged the two sides to get back ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Lawmakers' Actions Please Nursing Groups

    Lawmakers' Actions Please Nursing Groups
    Chelsea Savage, chairperson of the Legislative Coalition of Virginia Nurses, wasn't looking forward to this year's General Assembly session. "I was very somber," she said. "We were looking at all the cuts for Medicaid and worried that people would not be able to get the care they needed." By the time the legislative session ended, her mood had changed. "We were ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nursing Unions Reach Pact After Era of Rising Tensions

    Nursing Unions Reach Pact After Era of Rising Tensions
    An accord between the major unions representing nurses was announced in March, following a period of tension between the Service Employees International Union and other nursing unions. The SEIU announced a pact with the California Nurses Association/ National Nurses Organizing Committee to work together to organize non-unionized hospital employees and promote the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. The unions ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurses Call for Broader Action to Combat Swine Flu

    Nurses Call for Broader Action to Combat Swine Flu
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- The nation's largest organization of registered nurses today called for broader, national action to promote containment and prevention of a broader swine flu pandemic. While welcoming the Obama administration's call on Congress Tuesday to allocate $1.5 billion for combating the virus, the 86,000 member California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee said more is needed to bolster a healthcare ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Rival Unions Declare Truce Over Organizing Nurses

    Rival Unions Declare Truce Over Organizing Nurses
    WASHINGTON — Two powerful labor unions, ending months of bitter rivalry over organizing nurses, declared a truce on Thursday and pledged to work together on unionizing hospital workers and reforming the health care system. The agreement between the 1.8-million member Service Employees International Union and the 85,000-member California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee calls for both unions to stop "raiding" each ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurses Welcome President's Call for Comprehensive Health Reform

    Nurses Welcome President's Call for Comprehensive Health Reform
    The nation's largest organization of registered nurses today praised President Obama's call for "comprehensive" healthcare reform in his speech to Congress Tuesday night, but emphasized that only genuine reform, as in expanding Medicare to cover everyone, will actually solve the crisis -- and rein in the skyrocketing costs that the president noted are bankrupting Americans and costing jobs. "After the past ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    New Nurses' Union Would Be Nation's Largest

    New Nurses' Union Would Be Nation's Largest
    WASHINGTON — Three unions that together represent about 150,000 registered nurses said Wednesday they are forming a new organization that would be the nation's largest nurses' union. The agreement combines the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses and Massachusetts Nurses Association into a single entity that will be more active in the debate over health care reform. The ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Hospital Music Therapy Room Named For AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson

    Hospital Music Therapy Room Named For AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson
    SARASOTA, Fla. — A new music therapy room at a hospital on Florida's Gulf Coast is being named for AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson. Johnson and other rock stars have supported an effort to buy music equipment and provide music education for children, including those who are in the hospital. Music equipment and enhancements to the room at Sarasota Memorial Hospital ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    SEIU vs. CNA: The Battle Exposed

    SEIU vs. CNA: The Battle Exposed
    In mid-March of this year, the National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC), an offshoot of the California Nurses Association (CNA), objected to the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) vote to organize over 8,000 Ohio nurses in nine Catholic Healthcare Partners (CHP) hospitals. The SEIU retreated after CNA/NNOC criticized their means of dealing with employers, and not nurses, to hold said election. The ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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