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“Hands Off Medicare” Press Conference Dec. 7th

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Nurses Hail Federal Move to Halt Dakota Pipeline

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Nurses Donate $50,000 to Aid Vets at Standing Rock

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Nurses Condemn Attacks on Rep. Keith Ellison

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Healthcare Workers have Highest Rates of Asthma, according to CDC

Healthcare Workers have Highest Rates of Asthma, according to CDC

According to a new Centers for Disease Control study, the healthcare and social assistance industry has the highest percentage of workers with asthma — 10.7% of workers in this industry reported having asthma. —Bonnie Castillo, NNU Director of Health & Safety, 12/06/16 More »

Nurses Join Rep. Pelosi, Senators Schumer and Sanders for “Hands Off Medicare” Press Conf

Nurses Join Rep. Pelosi, Senators Schumer and Sanders for “Hands Off Medicare” Press Conf

Registered nurses will join House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, along with seniors and activists for a press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 7, announcing the delivery of more than one million petition signatures demanding that President Elect Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell keep their hands off the American people’s earned Medicare benefits. —National Nurses United, 12/06/16 More »

Repealing Obamacare? Here’s a better idea – Medicare for all

Repealing Obamacare? Here’s a better idea – Medicare for all

Now that the dogged opponents of the Affordable Care Act have caught the Obamacare bus, transforming U.S. healthcare is back on the political agenda. Repeal of the ACA will not curb the persistent, systemic inequities of our profit-focused healthcare system. —RoseAnn DeMoro writing for The Huffington Post, 12/05/16 More »

Nurses: Tragic Fire Highlights Need for Real Action in Oakland on Affordable Housing Crisis

Nurses: Tragic Fire Highlights Need for Real Action in Oakland on Affordable Housing Crisis

The horrid loss of life in the Oakland warehouse fire Saturday night should be a call for first grieving followed by action on the broader problem plaguing Oakland and similar Bay Area communities – inadequate affordable housing, said the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today. —California Nurses Association, 12/05/16 More »

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement at Antelope Valley Hospital

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement at Antelope Valley Hospital

Registered nurses and hospital administrators have reached a significant tentative agreement on a new contract covering nearly 1,000 nurses at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Ca., announced the California Nurses Association. —California Nurses Association, 12/05/16 More »

Why Violence Against Nurses Has Spiked in the Last Decade

Why Violence Against Nurses Has Spiked in the Last Decade

Here’s an alarming statistic: Around one in four nurses has been physically attacked at work in the last year. Patients often kick, scratch, and grab them; in rare cases even kill them. In fact, there are nearly as many violent injuries in the healthcare industry as there are in all other industries combined. —Alexia Fernández Campbell writing for The Atlantic, 12/05/16 More »

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