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2011-01-10 12:53:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Capping a historic year that saw nearly 2,000 registered nurses at five Texas hospitals vote to join the National Nurses Organizing Committee-Texas, an affiliate of National Nurses United, RNs will hold a media availability at the state Capitol on the legislature's opening day to discuss their legislative agenda for 2011. NNU now represents 160,000 nurses nationally, and is the fastest-growing union by far in the nation and the state. Nurses...

2010-12-10 12:26:00

LARGO, Fla., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered nurses at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, Fla., along Florida's Gulf Coast north of Tampa, voted Thursday night to affiliate with the nation's largest union and professional association of RNs, concluding a remarkable year of growth for the 160,000-member National Nurses United. With a vote of 142 to 69, 67 percent, in a secret ballot election held by the National Labor Relations Board, the National Nurses Organizing...

2010-11-23 12:28:00

SANFORD, Fla., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered nurses at Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford , Fla. voted by 68 percent Monday night to join National Nurses Organizing Committee-Florida, an affiliate of National Nurses United, the country's biggest union and professional association of registered nurses. The secret ballot election, conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, was the second Orlando area hospital in a week where the RNs voted to affiliate with...

2010-11-16 12:44:00

KISSIMMEE, Fla., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In an overwhelming and emphatic statement of support, registered nurses at Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, FL voted by 92 percent Monday night to join the nation's largest organization of registered nurses to build a stronger, unified voice for nurses in securing strong protections for patients and improved standards for RNs. In a secret ballot election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency that...

2010-11-12 07:00:00

Kaiser workers reject SEIU's fear campaign and join with their co-workers in Southern California OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately 1,500 Kaiser mental health professionals and optical workers in Northern California have voted to leave the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and join the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concluded the ballot count Wednesday afternoon with a final tally of...

2010-10-29 08:47:00

Five-Year Agreement Includes Wage Increases, Improved Time Off Benefits, New Patient Care Protections and a Commitment to Union/Management Cooperation to Improve Quality CANTON, Mass., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Nurses Association, the state's largest union of registered nurses and Caritas Christi Health Care, the state's second largest health care network, have announced today the ratification of a landmark master agreement, involving nearly 1,700 registered...

2010-10-13 15:00:00

Protest Underscores Growing Unrest Between the State's Nurses and Hospital Administrators As the Industry Exploits the Current Economic Climate to Cut Costs at the Patients' Expense WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registered nurses from the UMass Memorial, Hahnemann, Home Health and Hospice, and the UMass University Medical Center campuses of UMass Memorial Health Care, joined by hundreds of frontline nurses from across the Commonwealth, conducted a demonstration and...

2010-10-11 09:00:00

To Protest Poor Staffing Conditions, the Proposed Closure of Needed Beds along with Wage and Benefit Cuts, While UMass Memorial is Posting Profits of More Than $90 Million Hundreds of Nurses from Across the State Plan to Join the Demonstration As the MNA Convention is Being Held at DCU Center That Day Protest Underscores Growing Unrest Between the State's Nurses and Hospital Administrators As the Industry Exploits the Current Economic Climate to Cut Costs at the Patients' Expense...

2010-10-06 08:32:00

RNs ABLE TO PROTECT THE QUALITY OF PATIENT CARE AND THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE NURSES TO CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE TO PROTECT QUALITY CARE NORTH ADAMS, Mass., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Registered Nurses of North Adams Regional Hospital today ratified a two-year contract. A tentative agreement was reached on September 2, 2010 that maintains important patient care protections in the nurses' contract, while also preserving important rights and benefits the hospital wanted to take away...

2010-09-24 08:30:00

Pact Comes After Months of Contentious Relations with Hospital Management QUINCY, Mass., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The registered nurses of Quincy Medical Center last night ratified a new union contract that they hope will result in safer staffing conditions and that will also allow nurses to provide the care their patients deserve. The nurses reached a tentative agreement on the new pact on Sept. 10, a few weeks after placing a full page ad in the local papers seeking the...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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