National Nurses United

National Nurse magazine July-August-September 2016

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4 News Briefs People's Rally celebrates, but also notes work ahead 5 | California safety board adopts groundbreaking CNA-sponsored workplace violence regulations 6 | Allina nurses ratify hard-fought contract 7 | New research exposes Big Pharma's control of drug supply and prices 8 | Kindred Baldwin Park employees unionize hospital wide 9 | Nurses at Alameda Hospital, San Joaquin General Hospital, and San Leandro Hospital ratify new contracts; Central Coast RNs celebrate defeat of oil trains in San Luis Obispo; last St. Vincent RNs join the bargaining unit; Down East Community Hospital RNs in Maine settle new contract 10 Attack Mode The assault on regulatory public protections accelerates. By RoseAnn DeMoro 12 The Bookish Type Feel smarter! Our annual book review issue covers the latest releases relevant to nurses on topics ranging from ADHD to cannabis to fracking. 18 Amid Tribal Pipeline Fight, Internal AFL-CIO Letter Exposes "Very Real Split" The fight within labor over building the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) exposes major divisions in thinking about climate justice and worker solidarity in the face of the fossil fuel industry. By Jon Queally Contents J U LY | A U G U S T | S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6 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 ON THE COVER: From left) Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) RN volunteers Amy Bowen, Rachel Gitas, Dotty Nygard, and Ann McKenzie helped provide first aid to Dakota Access Pipeline protestors at Standing Rock. Photo by Kari Jones. 18 4 7

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