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AFL-CIO To Planet Earth: Drop Dead

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Last week, the AFL-CIO put out a statement from its president, Richard Trumka, under the headline "Dakota Access Pipeline Provides High-Quality Jobs."

Top 10 Reasons To Continue Donations To Bernie Sanders

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Hillary Clinton will trounce the self-destructive Donald J. Trump, but the neo-liberals secure total victory if the Sanders movement falls away. Don'...

It's The Supreme Court, Stupid

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Those who have studied the role of the Supreme Court in American life understand above all this November's election is about who will nominate and confirm the next Justices.

Building the Political and Social Movement at the People's Summit in Chicago

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

In three momentous days June 17-19, 3,000 activists gathered in a People's Summit in Chicago to embrace a continuing resolution to building a broad, b...

What Political Revolution Looks Like in South Carolina

Thomas J. Adams | Posted 02.25.2017 | Politics
Thomas J. Adams

Amy Glass is an I.C.U. nurse in California's Central Valley. Working in the heart of the valley for more than fifteen years, Glass has seen more than enough rural poverty for a lifetime.

A Vehicle for Change: Nurses Launch National #BernieBus Tour

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 01.08.2017 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Drawing arena-sized crowds with his vision for healing America, Bernie Sanders has been called by some a political "rock star." This week, National Nurses United launched a bus to cross America for the social and political movement Sanders champions -- the #BernieBus, a bright red vehicle for change.

Don't Let Them Gaslight the 'Bern'ing for Social Change

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

The theme is to desperately convince us that Sanders can't win. They repeat it over and over, even though Sanders polls as well or better than Hillary Clinton does against every leading Republican candidate.

Bernie Sanders Doesn't Like Super PACs, But He Won't Speak Out Against This One

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has not asked a super PAC supporting his presidential campaign to stop spending money on his behalf, though he’s repeate...

Populist Proposals Remind Why Nurses Trust Bernie Sanders to Heal America

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 10.30.2016 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Voters, especially young people, are responding to his call for a real path to heal a nation struggling with massive inequality, a still broken health care system, a racist criminal justice system, and a corrupted and rigged economic and political system. And they recognize the ills are directly linked to decades of a corporate stranglehold over so much of our lives.

Courageous Pasadena Nurse, Allysha Almada, Is Getting a Voice at the White House

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

As she prepares to leave Monday for Washington, D.C., Almada is going to bring a stethoscope that she hopes to give to President Barack Obama on behalf of her fellow nurses and the California Nurses Association. Engraved on the stethoscope is the message: "Listen to Nurses."

Why the Nation's Nurses are Supporting Bernie Sanders for President

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 08.13.2016 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

We support the Sanders moment because of the rare opportunity his campaign represents to not just speak truth to power, but to join movements together to change our country.

Sanders Wins Endorsement of Nation's Largest Nurses Union

David Macaray | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
David Macaray

Bernie Sanders may eventually get flattened like a proverbial pancake by the Hillary Clinton juggernaut, but for the time being at least, he's not only drawing increasingly large and enthusiastic crowds to his rallies -- he has landed his first major labor endorsement.

Bernie Sanders Nabs Endorsement From National Nurses' Union

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics

A national labor union of registered nurses provided another big boost to the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders on Monday, becoming the first ma...

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.