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National Nurse Jan-Feb-March 2021

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4 News Briefs NNU sponsors federal bill to prevent workplace violence 5 | Minnesota nurses' president to serve on presidential task force 6 | RNs defeat state waivers of safe staffing; Nurses applaud intro of CalCare single-payer bill 7 | Michigan nurses unionize at two facilities 8 | Chicago Ingalls nurses ratify historic first contract; RNs top Gallup's poll of most trusted and ethical professions again 9 | Northern California Sutter RNs unionize 10 | Rideout Memorial and Seton nurses settle new contracts; Bay Area behavioral health RNs unionize; Chicago RNs at Community First call for fair contract and workplace protections after two colleague deaths and an OSHA fine. 11 Caring Out Loud Our fight is unrelenting in 2021, and our voices are louder than ever. By Bonnie Castillo, RN 12 What Doesn't Kill You Four nurse survivors of Covid-19 share their stories of incredible grit, determination, and resilience. By Chuleenan Svetvilas 16 Taking Your Best Shot Covid-19 vaccinations are an important part of a comprehensive infectious disease control program. 18 Action Figures Thousands of RNs, techs, and aides protested on Jan. 27 to put patients first. 20 In Memoriam Honoring NNU RN members who've died while fighting Covid-19. Contents ON THE COVER: National Nurses United nurse leaders getting their Covid-19 vaccinations! Clockwise from top left: Dolores Trujillo, RN; Tinny Abogado, RN; Marissa Lee, RN; Candy Matzke, RN. 12 16 4 J A N U A R Y | F E B R U A R Y | M A R C H 2 0 2 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 A T I O N A L N U R S E 3

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