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Jun 05, 2015, 14:57 ET

Registered Nurses Step Up Campaign to Stop Fast Track With New Radio Ads, Urge Congressmembers to Vote 'No' on Trade Promotion Authority

 The registered nurses of National Nurses United (NNU) are stepping up pressure on several members of Congress, urging them to vote "No" when...

Apr 29, 2015, 08:00 ET

Thousands of RNs to Strike California Hospitals This Week

 More than 5,000 registered nurses are set to strike this week at eight California hospitals with a particular focus of calling on hospitals to...

Apr 14, 2015, 11:00 ET
Apr 07, 2015, 10:57 ET
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Massachusetts Nurses and Allies to Hold Vigil in Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and in Support of Passing the Inclusive Prosperity Act in Honor of His Legacy

On April 4 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis Tennessee.  Just prior to his death, he had turned his attention to...

Mar 12, 2015, 13:43 ET
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New Bill to Protect Patients Draws Strong Support from Legislators As Reports Show Mass. Patients Receiving Poor Patient Care

 In the wake of two recent reports showing Massachusetts hospitals rank near the bottom nationally for patient readmissions and certain types...

Feb 23, 2015, 11:36 ET
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St. Vincent Hospital Nurses Ratify Three-Year Contract, says MNA/NNU

The registered nurses of  St. Vincent Hospital recently cast an overwhelming vote to ratify a new three-year contract. The three-year pact...

Feb 09, 2015, 16:14 ET

Hospital Giant Community Health Systems Ordered to Pay $2 Million For RN Fired, Defamed for Patient, Union Advocacy, says National Nurses United

A civil jury has ordered an Ohio hospital, part of one of the most notorious anti-union hospital chains in the U.S., to pay over $2 million in...

Jan 20, 2015, 10:30 ET
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Newton Wellesley Hospital Nurses Go Public With Concerns About Patient Safety in Response to Plan by Partners to Cut Staffing and Increase Patient Loads for Nurses in the Hospital's Busy ED

The registered nurses of Newton Wellesley Hospital represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MNA/NNU), recently...

Dec 09, 2014, 10:00 ET
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Berkshire Medical Center Nurses To Hold an Informational Picket on Dec. 10 to Protest Unsafe Staffing, Excessive Patient Assignments, says MNA/NNU

The registered nurses of Berkshire Medical Center will conduct picketing outside the facility from 2 – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10 to...

Nov 14, 2014, 17:24 ET

New California Ebola Mandate, Inspired by NNU's Appeal to Gov. Brown, Sets National Model for Highest Protections, Say RNs

 Following a worldwide day of actions of 100,000 registered nurses and health workers demanding substantial improvements in safeguards for the...

Nov 11, 2014, 08:30 ET
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MNA/NNU: RN Strikes, Pickets, Leafleting Headline Actions in 16 States Nov. 12 for Improved Ebola and Patient Safety Standards

 Registered nurses from California to Maine will hold strikes, pickets, and other actions Wednesday, November 12 in 16 U.S. states and the...

Nov 10, 2014, 12:42 ET

RN Strikes, Pickets Headline Actions in 16 States Nov. 12 for Improved Ebola and Patient Safety Standards

 Registered nurses from California to Maine will hold strikes, picketing, and other actions Wednesday, November 12 in 16 U.S. states and the...

Nov 10, 2014, 10:45 ET
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Leominster Hospital RNS will Picket to "Stop the Cuts & Protect Patient Care" on Nov. 12

Less than two weeks after holding a successful public forum where concerned citizens, union leaders, and public officials came out in force to...

Oct 29, 2014, 09:24 ET
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Residents, Patients, Community Leaders, and Legislators to Join Oct. 30 Community Forum that is Focused on Protecting Patient Care at Leominster Hospital

After months of trying to fight off dangerous cuts to both staff and patient care services at Leominster Hospital, the registered nurses working...

Oct 24, 2014, 06:00 ET

TODAY-- National Nurses Co-President to Testify at Congressional Hearing on Ebola Preparedness In Wake of Latest Ebola Case in New York

In the wake of news a doctor in New York City, recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea in West Africa, has now tested positive for...

Oct 22, 2014, 12:00 ET
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Brigham & Women's Hospital Nurses Hold Press Conference To Alert the Public About Deteriorating Patient Care For the Most Critically Ill Patients

 The Registered Nurses at Brigham & Women's Hospital, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United,...

Oct 21, 2014, 09:53 ET

National Nurses Statement on New CDC Ebola Guidelines

 National Nurses United today welcomed the call in the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for "rigorous and...

Oct 21, 2014, 09:34 ET
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Brigham & Women's Hospital Nurses to Hold Press Conference on Oct. 22 to Alert the Public About Deteriorating Patient Care For the Most Critically Ill Patients, says MNA/NNU

The Registered Nurses at Brigham & Women's Hospital (BWH), who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United,...