National Nurses United

National Nurse Magazine March 2011

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TOC_Layout 1 3/17/11 9:28 PM Page 3 10 4 Contents 4 9 10 News Briefs DC nurses at city's biggest hospital strike for patient safety, fair contract 5 | RN hurt by back injury responds to labor department decision to not make employers report these incidents 6 | Massachusetts' failed test with the individual mandates bodes poorly for national healthcare reform 7 | Sarasota RNs in Florida join NNU 8 | CNA sponsors bill strengthening ratio enforcement; Maine RNs fight union-busting right-to-work legislation; Saint Vincent RNs in Massachusetts stage flash mob for safe staffing. National Uprising The Wisconsin protests have inspired Americans to fight back and demand corporations and super rich pay their fair share. By Rose Ann DeMoro Wave of Protest A battle over public employee unions in Wisconsin sparked America's working people to fight back, and NNU nurses are standing right alongside them. A Staff Report MARCH 2011 14 14 Seoul Sisters Considered a sister union to National Nurses United, the Korean Health and Medical Workers Union also fights for ratios, rights, and healthcare for all. By Lucia Hwang National Nurses United RN leaders traveled in February to Madison, Wis. to support massive protests against anti-union legislation. Here they show our banner's message in front of the state Capitol. 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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