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2011-12-21 09:58:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nurses are poised to hold a one-day strike at California's second largest private hospital and one of its most profitable corporate hospital chains Thursday, December 22 over patient care protections and corporate hospital demands for sweeping concessions. The nurses are members of California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. The strike will affect 2,000 RNs at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children's Hospital in Long...

2011-12-08 20:12:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered nurses at a Las Vegas hospital that is part of the nation's largest hospital chain, Nashville-based HCA, have achieved their first collective bargaining contract with important improvements in patient care protections and enhanced professional and economic standards that will help keep experienced RNs at the bedside, National Nurses United announced today. The agreement affects some 450 RNs at HCA's MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas...

2011-11-09 12:35:00

AFTER MORE THAN A YEAR OF NEGOTIATIONS NURSES CALL FOR SAFE STAFFING DIRECTLY TO THE COMMUNITY NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Registered Nurses of Cooley Dickinson Hospital today returned to a picket line for the second time in three months. The informational picket line was organized as a sign of the growing frustration by the nurses over a number of issues, including the need for safer staffing levels, protection of their pension benefit and a...

2011-10-07 19:39:00

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today praised the decision by California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign an important workplace safety bill to protect registered nurses and other healthcare employees from disabling injuries and safeguard patients from preventable falls. AB 1136 (Swanson), sponsored by CNA/NNU, requires all California hospitals to have a safe patient handling policy, including "lift teams" trained to move patients...

2011-09-27 13:20:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association: The California Hospital Association (CHA) learned this weekend of a tragic medical error involving a nurse that resulted in the death of a patient at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. This was a heartbreaking event for everyone involved. Our hearts go out to the family and the nurse involved. Unfortunately, mistakes sometimes do...

2011-09-25 12:58:00

LATHAM, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the New York State Nurses Association closed its convention Sunday, the current board of directors, with the exception of Karen Ballard, who has finished her term as president, will continue to serve the association until there are certified results of the association's 2011 election of officers. This year's election resulted in more than 40 election protests filed by more than 130 members, and the election committee has not...

2011-09-22 20:29:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of California registered nurses walked picket lines and joined rallies Thursday, part of a massive strike by 23,000 RNs at 34 hospitals in Northern and Central California. The one-day strike by members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United sent a strong message to two of the biggest and most profitable hospital chains in the state, Sutter and Kaiser Permanente plus Children's Hospital Oakland. See photos...

2011-09-19 08:30:00

Nurses and Patient Safety Advocates Will Testify in Support of the Measures that Will Save Thousands of Lives and Millions of Valuable Health Care Dollars BOSTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Massachusetts Nurses Association: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060525/NETH016LOGO) What: The legislature's Joint Committee on Public Health will hold a public hearing on two pieces of legislation that would improve the quality of...

2011-09-09 17:52:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 23,000 registered nurses at 34 Northern and Central California hospitals will hold a one-day strike Thursday, September 22, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. The strike affects two of California's largest and most profitable hospital chains, Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente, as well as Children's Hospital Oakland. A centerpiece of the strike at the Sutter hospitals is Sutter's unprecedented...

2011-09-07 12:32:00

Nurses issues 10-day strike notice to hospital Tuesday BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following another unproductive day at the negotiation table, the New York State Nurses Association, which represents the 500 registered nurses at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, Tuesday issued the required ten-day notice of a strike and announced plans to strike Sept. 19. "For their patients and their community, the nurses regret the fact that a strike is looking increasingly...