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Trump’s Shutdown Is Forcing Over 400,000 Federal Employees To Work Without Pay

Working In These Times - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:14

What would you do if management could force you to work without pay, lock you out with no consequences, and fire you for going on strike?

That’s the situation facing 800,000 federal workers—and their unions—during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

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Nurses Are Calling Out for Job Protections and Marching in the Women's March

National Nurses United - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:35
Nurses Are Calling Out for Job Protections and Marching in the Women's March smaple January 18, 2019 When women and our allies unite, we build power. That’s true in mass marches and on the job. “I never realized how strongly unionizing and feminism go together,” registered nurse (RN) Suzanne Levitch, 33, of Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, tells Teen Vogue. “There’s not really another way for workers, especially women workers, to be treated fairly.” Click here to read the rest Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of NNU/CNA, Op-Ed in Teen Vogue January 18, 2019 Nationwide
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Largest U.S. Registered Nurses Union to Champion Women Workers’ Rights at Women’s Marches

National Nurses United - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:06
Largest U.S. Registered Nurses Union to Champion Women Workers’ Rights at Women’s Marches kblatt January 17, 2019 On Jan. 19, registered nurses from National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of RNs in the country, will converge at Women’s Marches across the United States to highlight the importance of unions to women and working people, NNU announced today. National Nurses United Jan 17, 2019 District of Columbia Texas Florida Arizona New York California Nationwide
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International Nurse News Round-Up

National Nurses United - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:27
International Nurse News Round-Up kblatt January 16, 2019 See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients. Global Nurses United November 5, 2018
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International Nurse News Round-Up

National Nurses United - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 15:52
International Nurse News Round-Up kblatt January 14, 2019 See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients. Global Nurses United October 29, 2018
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Here’s Why LA Teachers Are Walking Out in a Historic Strike

Working In These Times - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 08:22

After nearly two years of bargaining, public-school teachers in Los Angeles have initiated a strike in protest of their district’s policies. Starting today, teachers are picketing outside of their workplaces, underscoring an inveterate lack of investment in public schools made worse by a pro-charter-school “austerity agenda.”

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International Nurse News Round-Up

National Nurses United - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 15:33
International Nurse News Round-Up kblatt January 11, 2019 See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients. Global Nurses United October 22, 2018
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International Nurse News Round-Up

National Nurses United - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 10:06
International Nurse News Round-Up kblatt January 11, 2019 See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients. Global Nurses United October 15, 2018
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Should Workers Be Punished for Being Employed By Subcontractors? This Legal Battle Will Decide.

Working In These Times - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 14:11

Over the last few decades, a growing number of American workers have effectively lost many of their labor rights because of the way their bosses structure the employment relationship. These workers are contractors who are hired by one company but work for another: the Hyatt Hotel housekeepers who actually work for Hospitality Staffing Solutions, the Microsoft tech workers who actually work for a temp agency called Lionbridge Technologies, and the Amazon warehouse workers who actually work for Integrity Staffing Solutions. These workers often perform the same work at the same place as other workers, frequently on a permanent basis.

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International Nurse News Round-Up

National Nurses United - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 11:39
International Nurse News Round-Up kblatt January 10, 2019 See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients. Global Nurses United October 9, 2018
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International Nurse News Round-Up

National Nurses United - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 09:37
International Nurse News Round-Up kblatt January 10, 2019 See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients. Global Nurses United October 2, 2018
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Opinion: Keep veterans’ health care out of the profit-making business

National Nurses United - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 15:37
Opinion: Keep veterans’ health care out of the profit-making business smaple January 8, 2019 Military veterans beware. I am writing to let your readers know there is serious discussion by the current administration in Washington, D.C. to privatize the Veterans Administration’s health services and place the welfare of America’s veterans in the hands of corporate magnates like the Koch brothers and other profit-driven entrepreneurs. Click here to read the rest Veterans Affairs John Spitzberg writing for Juneau Empire January 8, 2019 Nationwide
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Nurses in California Celebrate 15 Years of Life Saving RN to Patient Ratios Law

National Nurses United - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 15:09
Nurses in California Celebrate 15 Years of Life Saving RN to Patient Ratios Law kblatt January 8, 2019

California’s historic first-in-the-nation safe staffing ratios, sponsored by the California Nurses Association, took 13 years to win. The legislation has now been in effect since January 2004 despite continued efforts from the hospital industry to overturn the law. Safe RN to patient ratios have been proven to improve the quality of care and nurse recruitment and retention in California hospitals. Director of Nurse Practice Safety for California Nurses Association, National Nurses United Gerard Brogan joins us for this podcast.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio Jan 8, 2019
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Shots All Around: How Four Roses Bourbon Workers Won Their Strike

Working In These Times - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 09:29

Workers at the Four Roses bourbon distillery and bottling plant chose their moment well.

Just as their industry was preparing to welcome thousands of visitors for September’s Kentucky Bourbon Festival, they walked out on strike—in defense of workers they hadn’t even met yet.

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From Academic to Assembly Line Worker: My Life of Precarity in Middle America

Working In These Times - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 09:05

What does failure smell like? To me, it reeks of rotten potatoes.

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International Nurse News Round-Up

National Nurses United - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 16:11
International Nurse News Round-Up kblatt January 7, 2019 See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients. Global Nurses United September 24, 2018
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International Nurse News Round-Up

National Nurses United - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 15:20
International Nurse News Round-Up kblatt January 7, 2019 See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients. Global Nurses United September 18, 2018
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International Nurse News Round-Up

National Nurses United - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:11
International Nurse News Round-Up kblatt January 4, 2019 See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients. Global Nurses United September 7, 2018
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When Your Boss Locks You Out for Nearly 6 Months and Cuts Off Your Healthcare

Working In These Times - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:38

Shortly before National Grid locked out 1,250 gas workers across Massachusetts in June 2018, David Monahan, a National Grid residential service technician for more than 9 years, was diagnosed with a cancerous bladder tumor.

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International Nurse News Round-Up

National Nurses United - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 15:29
International Nurse News Round-Up kblatt January 2, 2019 See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients. Global Nurses United August 20, 2018
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