National Nurses United

National Nurse Magazine April-May 2012

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12 9 Contents 4 News Briefs 11 Loud and Clear 12 To the Rescue Baystate RNs get help from Occupy in contract talks 5 | Florida HCA RNs win first contract 6 | Sutter RNs strike third time 8 | Mayo Clinic RNs step up pressure for contract; Michigan RNs help reopen hospital 9 | RN performs one-woman show 10 | Two Southern California hospital unionize; protesting Kaiser Hayward pediatrics closure; Maine RNs settle new contract; VA nurses fight and win over mandatory overtime, other issues 18 From Chicago, NNU nurses��� message for a Robin Hood tax shot around the world. By RoseAnn DeMoro Under the theme, ���Coming together to heal the world,��� NNU nurses at their 2012 Staff Nurse Assembly strategized about how to pass a Robin Hood tax that could be used to rebuild their ailing communities. 18 Labor of Love Nearing age 98, activist, educator, and writer Harry Kelber is still pushing the labor movement to meet its full potential. By Carl Ginsburg Minnesota RN Kathleen Malecki walks with her colleagues to a massive rally in Chicago's Daley Plaza for a tax on Wall Street. ON THE COVER: A P R I L | M AY 2 0 1 2 W W W. N A T I O N A L N U R S E S U N I T E D . O R G N AT I O N A L N U R S E 3

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