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2011-06-02 16:00:00

MOUNT VERNON, Wash., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA), representing over 440 registered nurses at Skagit Valley Hospital, held a rally today to highlight issues critical to patient safety and nurse retention. Over 250 nurses and community members gathered at the Skagit County Courthouse to support the nurses and learn about key concerns including the ability to take uninterrupted rest breaks, drastic wage cuts, and changes to overtime. To...

2011-05-27 11:55:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered nurses at University of California hospitals and student health centers have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that they say will strengthen patient protections for some of the best known hospitals in the country, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United said today. The 26-month pact is the first multi-year agreement between CNA/NNU and the University of California in nearly a decade. Covering more than...

2011-05-27 11:08:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Culminating years of efforts to win union representation to improve patient care, registered nurses at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica Thursday night voted by 64 percent to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, the state and nation's pre-eminent organization of RNs. Saint John's RNs greeted the election victory with cheers and hugs. "This was the most wonderful, one of the hardest things I've ever...

2011-05-19 13:00:00

HYANNIS, Mass., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Holding signs that read "Safe Staffing Now, Protect Our Patients, and Mandatory Overtime is Unhealthy for Nurses and Patients," registered nurses from Cape Cod and Falmouth Hospitals held an informational picket and rally outside the main entrance of Cape Hospital today to protest Cape Cod Health Care administration's refusal to provide adequate RN staffing, safe working conditions and the resources needed to ensure patients receive...

2011-05-11 18:15:00

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), the Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA) is re-launching its membership. HHNA is dedicated to influencing public policy and fostering excellence in the practice of home healthcare and hospice nursing for RNs and students. An advisory board of the top nurses across the country has been chosen and will keep the organization up-to-date on issues impacting home care and hospice in their...

2011-05-09 11:16:00

Tentative Agreement Ends Strike Threat ALBANY, N.Y., May 9, 2011, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) is pleased to announce it has reached a tentative agreement with the union representing its field staff, forestalling the union's plans to strike. The association, a mediator, and the United Steelworkers negotiating team representing approximately 60 NYSNA Economic & General Welfare program field staff met for a marathon bargaining session over the...

2011-05-06 08:15:00

Pact Provides Nurses with Staffing Improvements, Limits on Patient Assignments in Key Areas, and Strict Limits on the Use of Mandatory Overtime as a Staffing Tool BOSTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Massachusetts Nurses Association: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060525/NETH016LOGO) After a 15-hour negotiating session, the registered nurses of Tufts Medical Center have reached a tentative agreement with management, averting...

2011-05-04 17:40:00

Pact Provides Nurses with Industry-Leading Improvements in RN Staffing Levels No Nurse Will Be Assigned More than 4-5 Patients on Days, No More than 5 on Nights As Well as Improvements in Staffing for the Care of Maternity and Critical Care Patients WORCESTER, Mass., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a 6 -hour negotiating session, the registered nurses of the St. Vincent Hospital have reached a tentative agreement with management tonight, averting a strike that was set to...

2011-05-03 17:25:00

Finds Patient Safety Compromised by Falling Staffing Numbers BOSTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Massachusetts Workers Rights Board hand-delivered a report today to Tufts Medical Center CEO Ellen Zane that documents serious concerns the board has about the quality and safety of patient care at the hospital, as well as the treatment of registered nurses who are attempting to convince management to improve inadequate staffing conditions. The delegation included...

2011-04-25 18:12:00

As Management Continues to Refuse to Improve Dangerous Staffing & Working Conditions BOSTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tufts Medical Center registered nurses' negotiating committee tonight issued an official notice of their intent to hold a one-day strike to protest dangerous patient care conditions on Friday, May 6, 2011. The strike will be the first nurses' strike at a Boston hospital in more than 25 years. The nurses issued the formal 10-day strike notice, which...