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Minnesota: Allina health care intransigence forces open-ended nurses strike

A veteran of many contract campaigns said the recent talks were like nothing she had ever experienced at the bargaining table.

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Week-long Minnesota nurses strike part of forced walkout in three states

Hospital chains demand that its nurses virtually give up their health insurance; patient safety and quality of patient care are also top issues.

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Nurses, at New Orleans gathering, reaffirm backing for Sanders

"I am incredibly proud that there is finally a candidate speaking to the values I've held my whole life," said one worker.

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On July 30, events across U.S. as Medicare turns 50

RNs will join actions in over 25 U.S. cities to honor Medicare and Medicaid's 50th anniversary.

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Nurse details how hospital manipulated election to beat union

"The union lost. The company was able to manipulate the election procedure to delay the election date."

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Tentative pact lets 18,000 Kaiser California nurses cancel strike

"The pact shows the chain recognizes the nurses' devotion to assuring the highest level of quality care for patients as well as protections for the nurses who deliver that care."

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Nurses to strike this week at Bay Area hospitals

Concerns about safe staffing levels are one cause of the planned strikes: RNs are unable to take meal and rest breaks without leaving patients with inadequate staffing care

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Nurses and lawmakers resume push for financial transactions tax

National Nurses United and the Congressional Progressive Caucus relaunched their drive for a financial transactions tax.

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NNU: Big hospital chain retaliates vs. nurses who led patient safety campaign

"These disgraceful firings are being carried out in direct retaliation for the public advocacy of these courageous nurses."

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Nurses strike, again, for patient safety and nursing standards

One-day strikes affected seven Summit hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area, involving up to 3,200 nurses and several hundred medical technicians.

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