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National Nurse Magazine April 2011

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TOC_Layout 1 5/5/11 12:54 PM Page 3 12 4 Contents 4 News Briefs 11 Bargaining for America 12 Fight of Our Lives Massachusetts RNs prepare for strikes in May 5 | Michigan nurses rally against governor's cuts 6 | Hibbing, Minn. RNs near contract settlement 7 | California hospitals get yet another extension of seismic upgrade deadline 8 | Education is key at Maine RN conference 9 | Florida Medical Center RNs unionize 10 | Sutter contracts settled at two hospitals; Florida nurses pay governor a surprise visit about ratios; Chicago RNs fight multiple fronts to save Cook County health services; VA nurses ready for summer bargaining. NNU nurses have contracts that improve our lives, but most Americans don't and are suffering greatly. How can nurses help them win a "Main Street" contract to restore the American dream? A Staff Report APRIL 2011 10 RNs are launching a Main Street contract campaign for the rest of us. By Rose Ann DeMoro With its Main Street contract campaign, RNs aim to guide the country in a new direction favoring working Americans, not corporations and the wealthy. Photo by cglade | ON THE COVER: 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 AT I O N A L N U R S E 3

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