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Patient Support During Kaiser Negotiations Inspires Nurses

Patient Support During Kaiser Negotiations Inspires Nurses

Nurse Talk Radio visits with RN and Co-President of NNU, Deborah Burger about the current Kaiser negotiations. 18,000 Kaiser RN's are successfully reaching out to patients to let them know the nurses are fighting for them and it's making a difference. More »

We Still Have A Lot of Work To Do On Healthcare

We Still Have A Lot of Work To Do On Healthcare

With liberals across the land breathing a huge sigh of relief after the abrupt collapse of the Senate scheme to repeal and somewhat replace the Affordable Care Act, all is good again with healthcare in America. Right? More »

Liberals Strike Back… Against Single Payer

Liberals Strike Back… Against Single Payer

In the name of political reality, some liberal pundits, politicians and policy wonks are scolding progressives to give up on Medicare for All. There are many ways to achieve "universal coverage," we're told. More »

Nurses Beware Of Harmful Exposures To Chemicals, Hazardous Drugs And More (Part 2)

Nurses Beware Of Harmful Exposures To Chemicals, Hazardous Drugs And More (Part 2)

Nurse Talk Radio talks with USF Professor of Public Health, Barbara Sattler and Occupational Health Nurse Consultant Mary E. Miller. More »

18,000 Kaiser Nurses Begin Bargaining by Joining Forces With Patients Across California

18,000 Kaiser Nurses Begin Bargaining by Joining Forces With Patients Across California

From the first cry of a newborn child, to the last breath of a dying patient, there’s a constant foundation on which Kaiser patients can always rely: Kaiser nurses. Nurses are the hand-holding, life-saving thread woven throughout their patients' entire healthcare experience. More »

Nurses Beware Of Harmful Exposures To Chemicals, Hazardous Drugs And More (Part 1)

Nurses Beware Of Harmful Exposures To Chemicals, Hazardous Drugs And More (Part 1)

Health care workers face a wide range of hazards on the job, including sharps injuries, harmful exposures to chemicals and hazardous drugs, back injuries, latex allergy, violence, and stress. What's being done about it? More »

Caring Fiercely: Nurses Tell Dems Why They Won’t Sit Down, Be Quiet in Fight for Single Payer

Caring Fiercely: Nurses Tell Dems Why They Won’t Sit Down, Be Quiet in Fight for Single Payer

As California’s single payer bill, S.B. 562, continues to occupy its parking space in the California Assembly — courtesy of Speaker Anthony Rendon’s decision last month to table the bill — nurses in California have noticed a familiar trend. More »

ALERT! Executive Director Of Social Security Works Alex Lawson, Issues CALL TO ACTION!

ALERT! Executive Director Of Social Security Works Alex Lawson, Issues CALL TO ACTION!

Alex Lawson is the Executive Director of Social Security Works and as such he's read and knows just how bad the Republican Senate Repeal and Replace Bill is. More »

The Public Option – Doomed From the Start

The Public Option – Doomed From the Start

With the collapse of the dismal Republican healthcare bill, some Democrats are reviving talk of a public option as the cure for the holes in the Affordable Care Act that opened the door for the GOP attack. More »

Since When Is It Not Okay to Play Hardball With the Democrats?

Since When Is It Not Okay to Play Hardball With the Democrats?

Despite efforts by the political establishment to shut it down, the quest for a state-based, Medicare-for-all type system in California, based on patient need, not corporate profits, rolls on. More »

Nurses Scolded: Not OKAY to Play Hardball with Democrats

Nurses Scolded: Not OKAY to Play Hardball with Democrats

The seminal fight for single-payer healthcare in California reflects a national struggle for the movement for social change. So, no, organized nurses and our allies will not wait. And we will not back down. More »

PART 2: National Nurses United Co-President Deborah Burger reflects on the “State Of The Union”

PART 2: National Nurses United Co-President Deborah Burger reflects on the “State Of The Union”

This week on Nurse Talk Radio RN and Co-President of NNU Deborah Burger joins us to talk about why now more than ever--nurses need strong and progressive leadership and representation. This is part 2 of our 2 part podcast. More »

Update on SB 562 with Don Nielsen, Director of Government Relations for CNA

Update on SB 562 with Don Nielsen, Director of Government Relations for CNA

SB 562 needs you! Don Nielsen, Director of Government Relations for California Nurses Association joins Nurse Talk Radio for an update on SB 562 the Healthy California Act. There is still time to call your California Assembly Members and tell them to support the bill. More »

Open Letter to California Governor Jerry Brown on Healthcare

Open Letter to California Governor Jerry Brown on Healthcare

Mark A. Hirshfeld, LCSW - I believed that you would work on behalf of the people of California. Californians need your help now. My wife has a terminal illness. She requires frequent doctor visits and expensive medication in order to stay out of the hospital. As she is not yet 65, she stands to lose all health coverage, if our Republican Congress wins their war against the nation's health. So the political is now personal. More »

Stop the Attack on Our Patients–Tell Republican Senators to Reject the Senate Health Insurance Bil

After nearly two months of secret deliberations, Senate Republicans just released a draft of their health bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act – and it is absolutely horrendous. If enacted, this bill poses a mortal threat to millions of our patients. More »

PART 1: National Nurses United Co-President Deborah Burger reflects on the “State Of The Union”

PART 1: National Nurses United Co-President Deborah Burger reflects on the “State Of The Union”

This week on Nurse Talk Radio we take a look at the vast accomplishments of National Nurses United. Founded in 2009 NNU has over 150,000 members and a presence in all 50 states. RN and Co-President of NNU, Deborah Burger joins us to talk about why now more than ever—nurses need strong and progressive leadership and representation. This is part 1 of our 2 part podcast. More »

Help Us Stop The Dangerous Attempt to Eliminate T.B. Testing in California!

Help Us Stop The Dangerous Attempt to Eliminate T.B. Testing in California!

RNs are on the front lines of the struggle for healthcare as a human right; Part and parcel of that is fighting for and enforcing pro-active public health like tuberculosis (TB) testing! More »

Jane Sandoval: The Health Inequities That Exist

Jane Sandoval: The Health Inequities That Exist

RN, Jane Sandoval’s resolve to fight inequality extends well beyond the Bay Area. In 2013, she traveled to the Philippines with the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN). While treating patients in the devastating aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, Jane’s eyes were opened to the vast scale of global health inequities. More »

Join us for this Special Edition podcast “The Politics of Healthcare”

Join us for this Special Edition podcast “The Politics of Healthcare”

A few weeks ago Executive Director of CNA/NNU, RoseAnn DeMoro, spoke at the State Democratic Convention. Let's just say—she didn't mince her words and delivered a strong and forceful message to the crowd. Here are some of her comments. More »

Nurses Join Movement to End Illinois Budget Crisis By Taking to the Streets

Nurses Join Movement to End Illinois Budget Crisis By Taking to the Streets

This Memorial Day weekend, Illinois members of National Nurses United (NNU), including RN Martese Chism, will lace up their walking shoes and prove that “going the extra mile” to stand up for their patients is a promise they take literally. More »

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