National Nurses United

Registered Nurse December 2008

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Contents FEATURES 10 Holding All the Cards Why is the current organizing process broken and how can EFCA fix it? 12 Making Her Own Luck RN and board member Mirthia Kaufman educates and advocates for her Spanish-speaking patients as only a fellow immigrant can. By Lucia Hwang 14 Editorial Index 2008 Want to find that article you read? What we published in 2008. DEPARTMENTS 10 4 News Briefs Judge rules unlicensed staff cannot give insulin injections to California schoolchildren; Sutter RNs work community strategy with CPMC, St. Luke's; Registered nurses polled as most honest, trusted, again; RNs protest UC Irvine Medical Center's plans to close 33 pediatric beds; Chicago RNs support sit-in workers; Cook County RNs challenge budget staffing games, Ohio RNs critique staffing plans and collect data, Maine's Calais Regional Hospital RNs win new contract. 9 Health Insurance Giants Don't Need a Bailout The health insurance industry wasted no time in seeking its bailout. By Rose Ann DeMoro 4 DECEMBER 2008 W W W. C A L N U R S E S . O R G REGISTERED NURSE 3

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