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Sen. Boxer's Successors Should Follow Her Example: Rage for Justice

Jamie Court | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Jamie Court

The announcement by Sen. Boxer, a true champion of the underdog, that she will not run for the Senate in 2016 will likely make a lot of other state officials rethink how they do their jobs. It's a lot like the moves you make playing musical chairs to make sure the music doesn't run out without you getting a seat.

Learning From Abraham: Why I Stand With the Nurses

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 01.10.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

We are not afraid to stand up and speak out; in fact, we know that because of Abraham, in this Torah portion, we are obligated to stand up and speak out. We might not win every fight, as we know Sodom was eventually destroyed, but we don't shy away from the debate.

Climate Crisis a Public-Health Emergency Too: Why Nurses Will Join Climate March Sept. 21

Deborah Burger | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Deborah Burger

For registered nurses the climate crisis is a clear and present public-health emergency as well as a creeping bomb for our planet -- and they draw a direct link between extreme forms of energy extraction and the horrific impacts they see on human health.

Better Nurse-to-Patient Ratios a Must for Psychiatric Hospitals

Mona Shattell | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

Maybe a standard nurse-to-patient ratio is the way to go. It would certainly be better than what we have now. Patients on our inpatient psychiatric units deserve better than what we, given staffing cuts, are able to give.

Health Group Unites Labor Groups

Steve Early | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Steve Early

Two of the biggest U.S. strikes in the last 16 months were conducted by members of the California Nurses Association (CNA) and the National Union of H...

Dave Jamieson

Major Health Care Unions Join Forces

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

Two major health care worker unions entered into a formal affiliation in California on Thursday, arguing that they could better fight concessions soug...

Thousands Of Nurses Go On Strike

AP | JOHN S. MARSHALL | Posted 01.20.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Hundreds of nurses in the San Francisco Bay area were braving rain showers to walk picket lines after going on strike Tuesday, u...

Dave Jamieson

Nurses 'Pit Against' Low-Wage Hospital Workers In Union Spat

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business

One labor union’s position on nurse-to-patient ratios in California hospitals has outraged other unions that represent registered nurses in the stat...

CNA Nurses Deserve Our Support

Tom Dalzell | Posted 02.21.2012 | San Francisco
Tom Dalzell

It wasn't a system that saved my life -- it was a group of highly trained, very motivated and caring people. That's why, if I were able to walk today, I'd be out on the picket line with nurses who saved my life.

Keep Nataline's Spirit of Christmas Alive

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Anyone who believes that American doctors call the shots when it comes to providing medical care for their insured patients is sadly mistaken. Insurance companies essentially have the power to make what amount to life and death decisions.

'Some Cuts Don't Heal': Nurses Protest In Droves Across California

AP | By SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 11.23.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Nurses in red union shirts carried signs and chanted slogans outside dozens of Northern and Central California hospitals into the nig...

Dave Jamieson

Health Care Costs At Center Of California Labor Disputes

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

More than 20,000 nurses and hospital workers will likely go on strike throughout California later this week, in one of the largest such work stoppages...

Death Panels Real and Imagined

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The closest thing to real death panels that operate in this country are not run by a bunch of government bureaucrats but by a bunch of corporate bureaucrats who work deep inside U.S. insurance companies.

Nurse Protest Prompts Blue Shield to Delay Rate Hike

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rose Ann DeMoro

People power works, and not just in Egypt. Blue Shield of California today announced a 60-day reprieve for the unconscionable rate hike of up to 59 p...

Next Sunday: Protest at Right-Wing Billionaires' Secret Summit near Palm Springs

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

A broad coalition of consumer, community, labor, environmental, student, civil liberties, and faith-based groups are sponsoring a rally in Rancho Mira...

"You Are Not to Hire Any Filipinos"

Deborah Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Deborah Burger

One of California's largest medical systems, Sutter Health/CPMC, has apparently enacted a ban on the hiring of Filipino registered nurses at a major San Francisco hospital.

Raising Hell, Not Raising Money, Is What the Middle Class Needs From American Labor

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

As we scan the labor movement across America, the hell raisers are building their numbers and the fundraisers are fading away. The fate of the middle class depends largely on what paradigm American labor chooses.

Report: Thousands Of California Nurses Punished By Other States Maintain California Licenses

latimes.com | Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The state's Board of Registered Nursing has discovered that some 3,500 of its nurses have been punished for misconduct by other states -- hundreds eve...

Amanda Terkel

Thousands Of California Nurses Protest Meg Whitman

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than 3,000 registered nurses -- joined by women's rights and labor activists -- are gathering in Sacramento on Thursday to protest California gub...

California's Nurses and Women Take on Billionaire CEO Meg Whitman

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

For some who take our most basic rights for granted, it may be hard to imagine that for nearly 150 years in our republic, American women were denied ...

Nurses Make a House Call

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Meg Whitman has made attacks on unions, and particularly the California Nurses Association, a centerpiece of her campaign against Jerry Brown. But now California nurses are taking a stand -- on her doorstep.

Nurses Threaten To Strike Over Swine Flu

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — A California nurses' union has threatened a one-day strike at 34 hospitals, accusing the providers of poor swine flu preparedness....

Health Insurance Industry Exposes Its Insatiable Greed

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

After pretending for months to cooperate with the Obama administration and Democrats to secure a reasonable health reform bill, the industry's CEOs and lobbyists on Sunday double-crossed their one-time political allies.

An Inglorious End to the Promise of Reform

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

The greatest tragedy of the current health reform bill is that it may lock into place a dysfunctional and inhumane system that threatens to move beyond the reach of more comprehensive reform for generations to come.

Join Our Investigation: How Often Do Health Insurers Deny Claims?

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Amid all the loud arguments about the proper role for government and private companies in American health care, one point often seems lost: Exactly ho...