National Nurses United

National Nurse magazine July-August-September 2021

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4 News Briefs Nurses win historic OSHA emergency temporary standard on Covid-19 5 | NC nurses ratify first contract 6 | Chicago RNs ratify new contract 7 | Chinese Hospital RNs hold one-day strike 8 | USC nurses hold two-day strike 9 | RNs at 18 HCA facilities approve new contracts 10 | Chicago nurses strike 11 | Dignity Health nurses ratify master contract; Manteca RNs vote to unionize 12 | Michigan hospital techs and RNs triumph 13 | The truth about the Twin Cities' health care bed shortage 14 | Tucson RNs speak out against unsafe staffing; Lancaster RNs win contract after hard fight; Chico RNs ratify new pact; Monterey County RNs join CNA; nurses across Southern California celebrate new contracts; Maine Med RNs urge keeping Covid protections; Vegas RNs picket for safe staffing 15 In It Together RNs know that to end Covid, we must act together and for one another. By Bonnie Castillo, RN 16 Quality Control Kaiser nurses collaborate on workplace violence prevention projects. By Chuleenan Svetvilas 20 RNs hold national day of action 22 In Memoriam Honoring our NNU RN members who've fallen on the front lines of Covid-19 Contents ON THE COVER: Veterans Health Administration RNs working at the Bronx VA sticker up during a July 21 national day of action to put patients first during Covid and beyond. 20 4 5 J U LY | A U G U S T | S E P T E M B E R 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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