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Sen. Bernie Sanders Joins Condemnation of Action by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to Block SB 562

Sen. Bernie Sanders Joins Condemnation of Action by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to Block SB 562

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who polls have shown has the highest popular support of any national political figure, today joined the growing public criticism of the decision by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to arbitrarily block action on a California bill to block guaranteed healthcare for all Californians. —California Nurses Association, 06/24/17 More »

Statement by CA Nurses on Decision By Assembly Speaker Rendon to Block Healthcare Reform

Statement by CA Nurses on Decision By Assembly Speaker Rendon to Block Healthcare Reform

The California Nurses Association condemns the decision by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to destroy the aspirations of millions of Californians for guaranteed health care without being bankrupted or forced to skip needed care. —Deborah Burger, RN, co-president, California Nurses Association, 06/23/17 More »

Nurses Call on Senate Republicans to Halt Passage of ‘Mean’ Health Care Legislation

Nurses Call on Senate Republicans to Halt Passage of ‘Mean’ Health Care Legislation

National Nurses United today called on Senate Republicans to halt efforts to pass the secretive bill being rushed through Senate that could rip away health coverage for tens of millions and severely punish the sickest Americans with much higher out of pocket costs for health coverage. —National Nurses United, 06/22/17 More »

Town Hall on the Healthy California Act SB 562 Planned June 22 in Healdsburg

Town Hall on the Healthy California Act SB 562 Planned June 22 in Healdsburg

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to a community town hall meeting in Healdsburg, Calif. on Thursday, June 22, to learn about SB 562, a bill introduced in the California Senate in February that would guarantee health care to all Californians by establishing a Medicare-for-all type system. —California Nurses Association, 06/20/17 More »

Kindred Hospital - San Gabriel Valley Healthcare Workers Vote by Wide Margin To Join Union

Kindred Hospital - San Gabriel Valley Healthcare Workers Vote by Wide Margin To Join Union

Voicing concern about safe staffing, fair pay, and respect in the workplace, two hundred healthcare workers at Kindred Hospital-San Gabriel Valley in West Covina, Ca. voted by an overwhelming margin Thursday night to join the Caregivers and Healthcare Employees Union (CHEU). —Caregiver Healthcare Employees Union, 06/16/17 More »

Nurses at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring Celebrate Reinstatement of RN Fired Unjustly

Nurses at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring Celebrate Reinstatement of RN Fired Unjustly

Registered nurses at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring plan a rally Monday, June 19, to welcome back oncology RN, Edith Saffa, who was fired in April for her patient advocacy and support of the union organizing effort at the hospital. —National Nurses United, 06/16/17 More »

Kindred Hospital-Baldwin Park RNs and Caregivers Plan Rally for Quality Patient Care June 7th

Kindred Hospital-Baldwin Park RNs and Caregivers Plan Rally for Quality Patient Care June 7th

Registered nurses and, caregiver and healthcare workers at Kindred Hospital-Baldwin Park, will hold a rally June 7th to speak out on conditions management has refused to address, including chronic short staffing, a high staff turnover rate and the hospital’s growing reliance on temporary workers. —California Nurses Association, 06/06/17 More »

Sen. Bernie Sanders to Headline All Star Lineup at Big Gathering of Progressive Activists in Chicago

Sen. Bernie Sanders to Headline All Star Lineup at Big Gathering of Progressive Activists in Chicago

Sen. Bernie Sanders will keynote a major gathering of several thousand progressive activists from across the U.S. in Chicago June 9 to 11 under a thematic of moving beyond resistance to a building a broad people’s movement for a just world. —National Nurses United, 06/06/17 More »

All-Star Lineup of Actors, Musicians to Perform “The People Speak” at Conference in Chicago

All-Star Lineup of Actors, Musicians to Perform “The People Speak” at Conference in Chicago

An all-star line up of prominent actors and musicians will perform Saturday night, June 10 in Chicago; part of a premiere conference of grassroots activists and leaders from across the country who will be holding a weekend gathering, the People’s Summit, June 9 to 11 headlined by Sen. Bernie Sanders. —National Nurses United, 06/06/17 More »

Calais Regional Hospital Employees Host Community Candlelight Vigil to Save Hospital’s Obstetrics

Calais Regional Hospital Employees Host Community Candlelight Vigil to Save Hospital’s Obstetrics

Registered nurses and other Calais Regional Hospital (CRH) employees strongly oppose the recently announced closure of the CRH Obstetrics department, and to draw attention to the move which they say will jeopardize mothers, babies and families in the community—a candlelight vigil will be held on Friday, June 2 at Triangle Park in downtown Calais, Maine. —Maine State Nurses' Association, 06/02/17 More »

California Senate Says ‘Yes’ to Guaranteed Healthcare for All

California Senate Says ‘Yes’ to Guaranteed Healthcare for All

On a 23 to 14 vote, the California Senate put their stamp of approval on SB 562, a Medicare for all-type/single payer bill that would bring the dream of guaranteeing health care to all Californians. —California Nurses Association, 06/01/17 More »

Estimated cost for single-payer in CA reduced by billions in analysis sponsored by supporters

Estimated cost for single-payer in CA reduced by billions in analysis sponsored by supporters

With a state Senate vote possibly imminent on a single-payer health system for California, supporters Wednesday released a study estimating it would cut spending on healthcare in the state by 18% and cost tens of billions of dollars less than the state's estimate for the plan. —Patrick McGreevy, LA Times, 05/31/17 More »

New Findings – SB 562 Would Cut State Spending on Healthcare by 18%—and Guarantee Care for All

New Findings – SB 562 Would Cut State Spending on Healthcare by 18%—and Guarantee Care for All

SB 562, the Healthy California Act, would cut current spending on healthcare in California by 18 percent – and produce substantial savings for households in healthcare costs as a share of their income, and California businesses, which would also see reduced payroll costs for health care expenditures, according to new research findings released today. —California Nurses Association, 05/31/17 More »

New Poll – 70% of Californians Support CA Medicare for All Bill

New Poll – 70% of Californians Support CA Medicare for All Bill

A full 70 percent of Californians favor establishing a public, Medicare for all type system providing universal single-payer health coverage, with lower costs for all Californians, as proposed in the Healthy California Act, SB 562. —California Nurses Association, 05/31/17 More »

Top Leaders of Nurses Organization Re-Elected to Continue Advocacy for Patients, Social Reform

Top Leaders of Nurses Organization Re-Elected to Continue Advocacy for Patients, Social Reform

Top registered nurse leaders of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) have been re-elected to new three-year terms spearheading one of the most prominent nurses and health care and social advocacy organizations in the U.S. —California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, 05/30/17 More »

Maine State Nurses Association opposes closure of Calais Regional Hospital’s Obstetrics Unit

Maine State Nurses Association opposes closure of Calais Regional Hospital’s Obstetrics Unit

Registered Nurses strongly oppose the recently announced closure of Calais Regional Hospital (CRH)’s Obstetrics department—a move which nurses say will leave patients without labor and delivery services in Calais and surrounding communities, Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNOC/NNU) announced today. —Maine State Nurses Association, 05/23/17 More »

California Single Payer Bill SB 562 Takes Another Step Forward

California Single Payer Bill SB 562 Takes Another Step Forward

SB 562, the Healthy California Act, took another step forward in the California legislature Monday moving from the state Senate Appropriations Committee and appears headed to a full vote on the Senate floor by early June. First the bill will be held. —California Nurses Association, 05/22/17 More »

National Nurses United Announces Endorsement of Dotty Nygard for Congress

National Nurses United Announces Endorsement of Dotty Nygard for Congress

National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, today announced it has endorsed Dotty Nygard, RN, for Congress in California’s 10th Congressional District. —National Nurses United, 05/19/17 More »

RNs Call On Mee Memorial Hospital to Ensure Quality Care by Investing in Nursing Staff

RNs Call On Mee Memorial Hospital to Ensure Quality Care by Investing in Nursing Staff

Registered nurses at Mee Memorial Hospital in King City will hold an informational picket on Monday, May 22, to demand that management address the conditions that are undermining the hospital's ability to recruit and retain the staff needed to ensure quality care. —California Nurses Association, 05/19/17 More »

Millinocket Regional Hospital Nurses Hold Vigil for Patient Safety

Millinocket Regional Hospital Nurses Hold Vigil for Patient Safety

Registered nurses, supporters, and community members will hold a vigil for patient safety this Friday at Millinocket Regional Hospita (MRH)—focusing on safe staffing—the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNOC/NNU), announced today. —Maine State Nurses Association, 05/19/17 More »

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