National Nurses United

National Nurse magazine April-May-June 2023

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4 News Briefs NYC's private-sector RNs wrap up victorious bargaining season 5 | DC nurses ratify new contract 6 | Minnesota RNs release new report surveying those who have left bedside 7 | Lodi nurses vote to unionize; MyMichigan and McLaren RNs ratify new contracts 8 | Wichita RNs win union vote 9 | Federal safe staffing bill introduced in House and Senate 10 | Federal workplace violence prevention bill introduced in Congress 11 | Michigan RN leader reflects on repealing anti-worker law 12 | Marin RNs secure new contract; Culver City nurses win new agreement; Sutter Health RNs at 16 facilities conclude bargaining; Ventura County RNs ratify historic contract; Bayshore, N.Y. nurses win contract after calling strike. 13 A message to Congress RNs say mandate safe RN-to-patient staffing limits now. By Bonnie Castillo, RN 14 Keeping Up Appearances Magnet status is supposed to signify better staffing and working conditions for nurses, but RNs say it's just a costly marketing tool that can't compete with true empowerment through unionization. By Lucy Diavolo Contents ON THE COVER: National Nurses United RNs gathered in Washington, D.C. at a press confer- ence March 30 to help introduce federal safe staffing standards legislation into Congress. A P R I L | M AY | J U N E 2 0 2 3 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 4 9

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