National Nurses United

National Nurse magazine October-November-December 2016

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O C T O B E R | N O V E M B E R | D E C 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 23 U.S. OSHA grants NNU's petition for workplace violence pre- vention standards. October/November/December p. 8. ORGANIZATION RNs focus on health and safety in 2016 Staff Nurse Assembly. March/April p. 19. Retired Minnesota nurses keep active in MNA. October/November/December p. 5. A Year to Remember. Reviewing 2016 through photos. October/November/December p. 14. ORGANIZING Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center RNs win union recognition. March/April p. 13. Texas RNs at Bayview Behavioral Hospital join the union. March/April p. 13. Kindred Baldwin Park RNs and healthcare workers unionize. July/August/September p. 8. St. Vincent Medical Center nurses vote to join CNA/NNOC. July/August/September p. 9. Alhambra RNs vote yes to union. October/November/ December p. 7. RNs and NPs at Keck Hospital of USC join CNA/NNOC. October/November/December p. 8.

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY How Big Pharma maintains stranglehold on drug supply and prices. New research reports detail all aspects of industry. July/August/September p. 7. POLITICS Driving It Home. Using their big, red #BernieBus as a mobile voter education station, NNU RNs are making critical inroads for the Sanders campaign in key swing states. January/February p. 12. Just the Beginning. NNU RNs gather progressive activists at unprecedented People's Summit to build national movement for social, economic, and racial justice. March/April p. 16. Giving It Our All. Nurses were proud to play pivotal roles in historic presidential campaign to elect Bernie Sanders. March/April p. 20. If Nurses Called the Shots. RNs like Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto are running for office to change policy, change the world. May/June p. 11. PROFILES Showing True Patriotism. U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was critical translator of Sanders' humanist approach to foreign policy. March/April p. 22. Marchelle Bettis, RN, Goes to Washington. March/April p. 27. RATIOS See Staffing REGISTERED NURSE RESPONSE NETWORK (RNRN) Historic floods devastate nurse members' lives. RNRN helps with donation. May/June p. 8. Showing Unity. Nurses support DAPL protest for all our futures. July/August/September p. 21. SINGLE-PAYER HEALTHCARE See Healthcare Reform STAFFING Massachusetts nurses hold vigil to demand safe staffing law. March/April p. 8. New Minnesota report documents record number of unsafe staffing incidents. March/April p. 12. Queensland Nurses' Union in Australia passes updated staffing ratios. March/April p. 13. STRIKES See Bargaining VETERANS AFFAIRS VA nurses receive pay raises. January/February p. 10. VA nurses picket to protest unwillingness to bargain over understaffing and improving patient care. May/June p. 12. WORKPLACE ISSUES Unnecessary Risk. RNs around the world suffer alarming rates of workplace violence, but did you know it's all mostly pre- ventable? Learn what employers should be doing to provide safe workplaces, and how nurses are taking action to hold them accountable. May/June p. 14.

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