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National Nurse Magazine October 2011

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TOC_Layout 1 11/29/11 10:14 PM Page 3 10 14 Contents 4 9 News Briefs NNU RNs staff Occupy first aid stations 5 | Safe lift law passed in California; South Florida RNs win election 6 | Massachusetts RNs hold convention, help occupy Boston 7 | University of Michigan RNs win new contract 8 | Maine Coast RNs ratify new contract; Pennsylvania nurses help introduce state ratio bill; Texas RNs protest sick leave policy; Veterans Affairs nurses visit Occupy Pittsburgh Nurses to the Rescue RNs have a plan to heal America, tax Wall Street. By RoseAnn DeMoro 10 4 14 Strong Medicine NNU is joining with nurses around the world to jumpstart a global movement for a Wall Street tax. Substandard Care Despite being valued and essential members of the American RN workforce, Filipino nurses must still often challenge and overcome bias and discrimination. By Momo Chang National Nurses United RN leaders with Oxfam International ambassador and actor Bill Nighy in Cannes, France on Nov. 3 to call for a global financial transaction tax. Photo ON THE COVER: courtesy of International Trade Union Confederation. O C TO B E R 2 0 1 1 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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