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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.

Nurses’ union ratifies contract with Veterans Administration

"This is precedent-setting both in terms of the rights of RNs in the VA system and for protecting patient care standards."

U.S. nurses backed general strike in U.K.

The National Nurses Union led a coalition of U.S. unions that demonstrated in six cities on Nov. 30 to back British public workers, who staged a one-day strike.

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Thousands of California nurses strike to fight takeaways

The nurses were among 23,000 of their co-workers holding a one-day strike at three-dozen Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente facilities in northern and central California, as well as Oakland Children's Hospital.

“Winkler County nurses” win another victory

Whistle-blower nurses from Winkler County, Texas, won a victory with the conviction of County Sheriff Robert Roberts.

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Nurses kick off economic education drive

National Nurses United says they will speak out about income and economic inequality and its impact on themselves and their patients - and get the rest of the country to do so, too.

Nurses score wins for unions and patients

Emphasizing that short-staffing harms patients, the National Nurses Union racked up a big contract win at the D.C. area's largest hospital, the Washington Hospital Center.

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Temple University nurses win jobless pay after lockout

1500 nurses and technical workers at Temple University Hospital went on strike and won. 

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