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Aug 07, 2014, 09:10 ET
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United Spinal Partners with Airshells to Provide Air Travelers with Disabilities Protective Safety Bags for Wheelchairs

August 6th, United Spinal Association today announced a partnership with Airshells.us to provide people living with disabilities access to safety...

Jul 31, 2014, 11:15 ET
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UMass Memorial/Health Alliance Nurses Press Conference To Expose Deteriorating Patient Care at Facilities in the UMass System in the Wake of Dangerous Staffing and Service Cuts

The Registered Nurses who work at a number of UMass Memorial Health Care facilities represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National...

Jul 30, 2014, 09:45 ET
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UMass Memorial/Health Alliance Nurses Hold July 31 Press Conference To Discuss Deteriorating Patient Care at Facilities in the UMass System in the Wake of Dangerous Staffing and Service Cuts

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: WHERE:     Outside the corporate...

Jul 25, 2014, 14:32 ET
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Nashoba Valley Medical Center Nurses Vote to Unionize with Massachusetts Nurses Association/NNU

 In an election held among the 123 registered nurses as Nashoba Valley Medical Center yesterday, RNs voted overwhelmingly to join together as...

Jul 22, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Dog Agility World Championships set for Oct. 2014

WHAT:       The 27th Annual Grand Prix of Dog Agility® World Championships is set for Oct. 15 – 19 at the...

Jul 21, 2014, 13:12 ET

Premios UNCA 2014 a la mejor cobertura de prensa de las Naciones Unidas y sus agencias

La Asociación de Corresponsales de la ONU (UNCA) invita a los medios de comunicación de todo el mundo a presentarse a la 19 edición...

Jul 21, 2014, 13:02 ET

Prix UNCA 2014 concours de la meilleure couverture mediatique de l'ONU et de ses agences

- Remise des prix le mardi 16 décembre à New York au 19e Gala de l'UNCA sous la présidence d'honneur du Secrétaire...

Jul 21, 2014, 11:54 ET

2014 U.N. Correspondents Association Awards for Best Coverage of the United Nations and U.N. Agencies

 The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) invites media worldwide to submit entries for its 19th Annual UNCA Awards for the best...

Jul 15, 2014, 09:10 ET
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United Spinal Appoints Tom Aiello, Veteran & Marketing Executive, as New Board Member

 United Spinal Association today announced the appointment of Tom Aiello, president of March Marketing, LLC and an Army veteran living with...

Jul 11, 2014, 09:10 ET
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United Spinal Applauds Passage of Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act: Jobs Bill for People with Disabilities Passes Congress Overwhelmingly

United Spinal Association today praised the bipartisan passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) by the U.S. House of...

Jul 09, 2014, 14:26 ET
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RNs At UMass Memorial Medical Center Cast "No Confidence" Vote in Chief Nursing Officer Diane Thompson

 Registered nurses represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association at UMass Memorial Medical Center's University Campus have recently cast...

Jul 03, 2014, 09:53 ET

Catholic Health Association Welcomes Report on Medicaid Expansion, Encourages States to Increase Coverage and Boost Economies

The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) yesterday offered an important reminder of the need to expand Medicaid in all 50 states. In quantifying...

Jul 01, 2014, 08:30 ET
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RNs at Leominster Hospital file Unfair Labor Practice Charge

The registered nurses, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, at UMass-owned Leominster Hospital filed...

Jun 30, 2014, 15:00 ET
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Governor Signs Landmark Law to Protect Patients by Setting Safe Patient Limits for Nurses in all Intensive Care Units, says Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick today signed a landmark law that will establish safe patient limits for registered nurses who work in all the...

Jun 26, 2014, 17:38 ET
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Senate Passes Landmark Measure to Protect Patients by Setting Safe Patient Limits for Nurses in all Intensive Care Units, says MNA/NNU

The Massachusetts Senate cast a unanimous vote today to pass a landmark measure that will codify in state law safe patient limits for...

Jun 26, 2014, 09:33 ET
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Agreement Reached on Landmark Measure to Protect Patients by Setting Safe Patient Limits for Nurses in all Intensive Care Units

 The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: Agreement was reached yesterday on...

Jun 26, 2014, 09:10 ET
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United Spinal's 3rd Annual Roll on Capitol Hill: Wheelchair Users and Disability Advocates Lead Charge to Strengthen Disability Rights

 United Spinal Association and advocates from its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), gathered in Washington,...

Jun 25, 2014, 12:30 ET
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Lawrence General Hospital Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement for New Contract That Includes an Increase in RN Staffing Levels to Ensure Safer Patient Care

The registered nurses of Lawrence General Hospital, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, have...

Jun 23, 2014, 13:11 ET
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Lawrence General Hospital Nurses to Hold June 26 Informational Picket to Appeal for Safer Patient Care Conditions and Fair Contract

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: When: Thursday, June 26 from 2 – 4 p.m. Where:...

Jun 23, 2014, 10:12 ET
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TV and Radio Ads Launched on Hospital CEOs Receiving Excessive Pay and Storing Public Funds in Cayman Islands

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: A TV and radio campaign has been launched to highlight...