National Nurses United

National Nurse magazine October-November-December 2022

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4 News Briefs Minnesota nurses win historic contracts 5 | Kalamazoo nurses win new contract 6 | U.S. House passes legislation to grant VA nurses full collective bargaining rights 7 | Sutter RNs held strikes; Wichita RNs win union vote 8 | RNs at three Florida hospitals ratify new pacts 9 | Florida RNs condemn nursery unit closure 10 | OSHA permanent standard on Covid moves forward another step 11 | Kaiser nurses at 22 facilities win new contract 12 | Monterey County RNs ratify first contract; Redding nurses and ancillary workers approve new pact; Santa Monica RNs ratify new agreement; Reno nurses hold vigil; Maine nurses ratify new contract. 13 Not without a fight The hospital industry will never do the right thing. It's up to us to organize ourselves to win what we need. By Bonnie Castillo, RN 14 NYSNA votes to join NNU This historic affiliation grows the national movement of nurses, advancing interests of patients, RNs. By Chuleenan Svetvilas 16 Caught in a TRAP Hospitals are increasingly forcing new RNs to sign exploitative training repayment contracts to get hired. NNU is fighting back, on behalf of nurses, patients, and the profession. By Rachel Berger 22 Picking Up the Pieces RNRN volunteers do whatever it takes to protect public health, help victims of Hurricane Ian. By Chuleenan Svetvilas 25 2022 Editorial Index Our annual compilation of all the stories we published throughout the year, grouped by topic. Contents ON THE COVER: National Nurses United and New York State Nurses Association RN leaders convened in New York City in early November to commemorate the New York nurses' affiliation with NNU. Photo: Kristi Barnes O C T O B E R | N O V E M B E R | D E C E M B E R 2 0 2 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 A T I O N A L N U R S E 3 14 5 10

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