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July 7.2009, Philadelphia, PA - It's official Hahnemann nurses reject the C.N.A. by a vote of 307 to 267!
 
April 14, 2009, Houston, TX - It's official C.N.A./N.N.O.C has withdrawn their petition to organize the nurses at both Northwest and Park Plaza Hospitals, two Tenet-owned hospitals in Houston.
 
March 9, 2009, Fresno, CA -  Saint Agnes Medical Center received notification from the NLRB that the California Nurses Association has withdrawn their petition for election!  Congratulations to the nurses of St. Agnes for making their voices heard!
 
NRNPA Founder and President, Geneviève M. Clavreul, RN. Ph.D. awarded Nurse Practitioner Advocate of the Year Award 2008 - 2009 by the California Association of Nurse Practitioners, Greater Pasadena Chapter
 
September 8, 2008, Houston, TX - Registered Nurses, who are members of Informed RN, are interviewed by local Fox-affiliate news station on why they do not want C.N.A. to represent them at their hospital.  Their interview - Nurses Upset California Union Coming to Houston - Isiah Carey - Fox 26 News.  Or read about it here. You can learn more about this grassroots nursing organization on their website - Informed RN.
 
July 3, 2008 at 14:11, Los Angeles, CA  - SEIU Union Officials Face Federal Prosecution for Illegal Threats against Non-Striking Nurses
Source - National Right to Work Foundation (NRTW): Right to Work attorneys trigger prosecution after union bosses threatened Pomona Valley nurses with jail time for refusing to abandon patients (read more here)
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Articles of Interest

To Unionize or Not to Unionize? - Questions every nurse should ask themselves before joining or leaving a union.
 
Strike! - A look at a recent nursing strike and its impact on the nursing team, community and hospital.

Just Doing What We Do -- In honor of Nurses' Week, one nurse's personal story.
 
Assessing the Impact of California's Nurse Staffing Ratios on Hospitals and Patient Care -- February 2009 - Issue Brief - California Healthcare Foundation.

Paper on California's Nurse-Patient Ratio Law -- Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice by Donaldson, DNSc, RN, FAAN, et al
“Impact of California's Licensed Nurse-Patient Ratios on Unit Level Nurse Staffing and Patient Outcomes,” online. Nurse satisfaction in California improved between 2004 and 2006, particularly with factors that would have been affected by the ratios (abstract available at no cost, full article available at no cost to subscribers).
 
Paper on California's Nurse-Patient Ratio Law -- Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice by Spetz Ph.D., Joanne
“Nurse Satisfaction and the Implementation of Minimum Nurse Staffing Regulations,” online. Nurse satisfaction in California improved between 2004 and 2006, particularly with factors that would have been affected by the ratios (abstract available at no cost, full article available at no cost to subscribers).
 
Paper on Nurse Satisfaction -- Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice by Joanne Spetz
“Nurse Satisfaction and the Implementation of Minimum Nurse Staffing Regulations,” online. Nurse satisfaction in California improved between 2004 and 2006, particularly with factors that would have been affected by the ratios (abstract available at no cost, full article available at no cost to subscribers).
 
Governor Ted Strickland (D) of Ohio signs Ohio House Bill 346 into law.
State Representative Jim Hughes sponsored HB 346, which requires each hospital to create a written nursing services staffing plan that guides the assignment of nurses in the hospital