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

Deborah Burger | Posted 03.17.2014 | 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 03.03.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Matt Sledge

Occupy Wall Street: From March To Melee

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.06.2011 | New York

Wednesday's anti-Wall Street protest was not one march but two. The first was an orderly, permitted procession on Broadway led by leading local labor ...

Nurses' Main Street Campaign to Rebuild America

Deborah Burger | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Deborah Burger

Our message, which parallels the voices ringing out this year in the streets of Madison, Lansing, Columbus, and other embattled cities, is America's workers built this country, and we're going to take it back.

Bargaining for the USA: Time for a Main Street Contract for the American People

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Our challenge as a nation is to transform the storyline of who is to blame for this crisis, and how to solve it. The American people, not Wall Street, deserve their own economic renewal package.

The War on Women's Health

Deborah Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Burger

Unwanted pregnancies, whether they lead to abortion or children with health needs, have huge economic consequences. The purpose of such initiatives are social and ideological, not budgetary.

Nurses Offer to Buy President's Shoes to March With Workers

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Recall the pledge made by candidate Obama in 2007: "If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I'm in the White House ... I'll walk on that picket line with you."

Just Say No -- No More Cuts for Workers

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Working people did not create the recession or the budgetary crisis facing federal, state and local governments. And there can be no more concessions, period.