National Nurses United

National Nurse magazine July-August-September 2023

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4 News Briefs Michigan legislators, RNs call for safe staffing limits 5 | Mount Sinai RNs blaze trail to better staffing enforcement 6 | RNs fight to hold corporate hospital executives accountable to patients, workers, communities 7 | RNs commemorate Nurses Week with federal lobbying blitz; Concord health RNs strike for first time, seeking fair contract 8 | VA nurses sign new three-year contract; Medicare for All and paid family and medical leave bills introduced 9 | Maine's safe staffing bill moves forward 10 | St. Rose Hospital RNs ratify new contract; Hazel Hawkins nurses fight to save their hospital; PIH Good Sam RNs approve new agreement; George Washington University Hospital nurses persevere in unionizing drive. 11 The Heat is On Temps are rising this summer, and so are U.S. union nurses. By Bonnie Castillo, RN 12 Three Affirmations for Today's Union Nurse Three affirmations all nurses must hear to stay true to themselves and the profession. By Michelle Morris Contents ON THE COVER: New York State Nurses Associ- ation RNs in New York City went on strike this January to secure safe staffing ratios in their collective bargaining agreements. In spring, nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital won unprece- dented enforcement of their new contract's staffing standards. J U LY | A U G U S T | S E P T E M B E R 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 12 4 9

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