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Peak Travel Period a Reminder of Need for Ebola Safety Standards

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

We have to ask ourselves as a nation what do our values actually mean. Nurses rank the highest year after year in polls on public trust. Yet when it comes to their own safety nurses have to wage battle in most parts of the nation.

Nurses Nationwide Strike Over Ebola Safety & Preparedness

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living

By Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Nurses across the United States will stage protest rallies and strikes on Wednesda...

U.S. Nurses Union To Stage Strikes Over Ebola Protections

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living

(Adds Kaiser response, paragraphs 7-8) By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct 30 (Reuters) - A California-based nu...

The Underreported Side of the Ebola Crisis

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 11.06.2014 | Media
Rose Ann DeMoro

Amid the media accounts of the worst Ebola outbreak, some significant context is largely missing from the major media reporting. Atop this list are links of the outbreak to the climate crisis and global inequality and austerity-driven cuts in public services that have greatly contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola.

Lessons From a Year as 'Just a Nurse'

Kateri Allard | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kateri Allard

We nurses are desperate to be understood but fall short of fixing the problem, so pick your head up, stop whining about long shifts, sore feet, and stunted emotions that come from the work you have chosen to do. Instead, find a way to share the pride you have in what you do.

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.

Nurses Demand Secretary Kerry Prove No Health Harm From KXL, 'Don't Pipeline My Patients'

Deborah Burger | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Deborah Burger

Registered nurses from coast to coast are stepping up the challenge to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline with a demand that Secretary of State John Kerry provide proof that Keystone will not harm the health and safety of Americans prior to any final decision on the project.

'This is Not a Fast Food Business' -- Kaiser RNs Rally to Protest Downgrading of Care

Deborah Burger | Posted 05.03.2014 | San Francisco
Deborah Burger

More than 200 Kaiser Permanente RNs rallied outside the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center February 27 to sound a public alarm about patient care reductions the HMO giant is proposing for its new Oakland facility which is expected to open this summer.

National Nurses Mobilize for Philippines Relief Effort

Deborah Burger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Deborah Burger

RNRN has learned from our experience responding to disaster over the last decade that RN's have an especially important role to play in relief efforts, after the TV cameras have gone and the initial responders are depleted or deployed elsewhere.

Let's Talk About Health Care and I Don't Mean the ACA

Deborah Burger | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Deborah Burger

There are dozens of arguments about what our tax dollars should be doing. But what if we spent a portion of our tax dollars on the one thing that would position every American, young and old, on the road to success?

Lynne Peeples

Nurses Join Keystone Protest Across Golden Gate Bridge | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green

As both a mom and a nurse, Katy Roemer worries about the health risks posed by the Keystone XL pipeline -- from the chemicals leaching into waterways ...

Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency - and Which 'Progressives' Aren't

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

If you don't see the name of your Congress member on that list, you live in a House district without a representative standing up for economic decency.

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.

Dave Jamieson

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

Tell Us Where It Hurts: Anna Deavere Smith's One-Woman Show

Kevin O'Donnell | Posted 07.22.2012 | Arts
Kevin O'Donnell

Every nurse I talked to earlier in the day at a rally in downtown Chicago and before the show had a similar personal story to add to the Smith's Tell Us Where It Hurts show. Not one nurse thought either the U.S. health care system or the U.S. economy was working.

PHOTOS: Nurses Union's Pre-NATO Rally Gets Big Turnout

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 07.18.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Hundreds of protesters broke away from a large rally and began marching through Chicago streets Friday, taunting police and shouting a...

City Pulls Nurses Union's Anti-NATO Protest Permit

Posted 05.09.2012 | Chicago

The nation's largest nurses union is considering taking legal action after the city of Chicago revoked its previously approved permit to rally downtow...

Occupy Chicago Takes the Spring

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.11.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

Saturday, April 7, 2012 marked Occupy Chicago's official reemergence after a milder than expected winter with a citywide day of action, known as "Take the Spring."

Occupy Chicago Ready for a Spring of Discontent

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

A confluence of events will make Chicago the national and perhaps worldwide hub of the Occupy Movement through the spring. Welcome to the Chicago Spring.

Tyler Kingkade

Protesters With Golden Bull Pray For Higher Taxes | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A handful of protesters marched to Capitol Hill on Thursday carrying a large golden bull with them before praying outside the office of ...

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.

Mrs. Moss Goes to Washington

Daniel Marans | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Daniel Marans

Tonya had flown into DC earlier that day from her hometown of Bemidji, Minnesota. Bemidji is 1,318 miles from Washington, D.C. When I asked if Tonya had come with a group of nurses, she just smiled and shook her head. "As far as I know I am the only one from Bemidji."

FTT: RX for a Sick Economy

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Nurses from four continents gathered at the G-20 Summit last week to tell world leaders that time is running out: revenue is needed now and the starting point is a global finance tax.

Gates Backs the Wall Street Tax at the G20 Summit

Sarah Anderson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

The world's second-richest man and a group of American nurses on the frontlines of the Occupy Wall Street protests came to the G20 summit in Cannes, France this week to advocate for the same thing.

WATCH: Nurses Protest City Hall, Emanuel Stands His Ground

Posted 12.24.2011 | Chicago

As promised, a group of nurses joined Occupy Chicago protesters outside of City Hall Monday to speak out against Saturday night's arrests in Grant Par...