Newsreel Archive

From ANA: CBO Report on the AHCA. Take Action!

May 25, 2017

A lot of health care news has come out of Washington this week. Here’s what it means for the nursing profession and the patients you serve. CBO: 23 Million More…

Ohio Nurses Push To End Mandatory Overtime

Ohio Nurses Association and the nurses in Ohio are pushing to end mandatory overtime and working to keep themselves and their patients safe. Follow the links for their stories…

New Jersey HPAE Nurses Locked-Out

  Sunrise House Workers Illegally Locked Out by Management Photo by Tracy Klimek/New Jersey Herald HPAE Local 5629 members at Sunrise House, a substance abuse treatment center in Lafayette, NJ…

National Nurses Week May 6-13, 2016

May 10, 2016

Thanks to all nurses who give of themselves every day. We hope you find National Nurses Week rewarding.

SCOTUS Split Decision on Friedrichs vs CTA

March 29, 2016

NFN Statement on SCOTUS Friedrichs Decisions Today’s Supreme Court 4-4 ruling in the ‘Friedrich vs California Teachers Association case protects nurses and healthcare workers who are represented by a union…

The Supreme Court hears Friedrichs v. CTA

January 12, 2016

On January 11, the SCOTUS heard arguments on the case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.  It is an attack on public sector unions specifically and on all unions, and on…

UWMC RNs Need Your Solidarity TODAY!

November 10, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015   UWMC nurses need your solidarity TODAY! Send letters to UW Regents urging them to end anti-union bargaining stance SEATTLE (Nov. 10, 2015) — Registered nurses…

AFT Issues Groundbreaking Report on Racial Equity

October 20, 2015

WASHINGTON— Leaders and members of the American Federation of Teachers have spent the past year having blunt, tough, uncomfortable, but courageous conversations about how to address the lingering effects of…

Right Care Action Week

AFT Nurses and Heallthcare Professionals, in partnership with the Lown Insitute, is seeking to catalyze a grassroots movement for transforming healthcare systems and improving the health of communities. Our healthcare…

NFN Supports Ohio AFL-CIO at the Rally for the American Dream in Columbus

August 26, 2015

Why it’s time for labor to organize – Business Insider

August 13, 2015

The best way to raise wages is to unionize. Source: Why it’s time for labor to organize – Business Insider

AFT Task force off to a great start toward racial equity

August 6, 2015

More than 30 diverse AFT member leaders gathered in June for the first meeting of the union’s Racial Equity Task Force. They met in Baltimore, where, less than two months…


Flash Mob for Patient Care

August 5, 2015

AFT Nurses and Health Professionals from around the country gathered in Chicago for an impromptu “Flash mob for Safe Patient Care.” Watch the YouTube video.

The Voting Rights Act at 50 – The New York Times

Today, there are no poll taxes or literacy tests, but the right to vote is more fragile than ever. Source: The Voting Rights Act at 50 – The New York…

AFT Union Summit

June 23, 2015

.@AFTunion hosted a powerful day summit on Racial inequality, education & criminal justice. Workers are building! — Tiffany Dena Loftin (@Tiffanydloftin) June 20, 2015

Alaska Nurses Association Affiliates with AFT!

May 7, 2015

Alaska Nurses Association to affiliate with the AFT The Alaska Nurses Association (AaNA) Labor Program formally announced April 8 that it has agreed to affiliate with the AFT Nurses and…

2015 NFN Labor Academy/AFT PIC and AFT Healthcare Leaders Conference May 19-22

April 1, 2015

2015 NFN Labor Academy/AFT Professional Issues Conference and AFT Healthcare Leaders Conference May 19-22 Two back-to-back healthcare conferences   AFT Nurses and Health Professionals 2015 Healthcare Leaders Conference Tuesday May…

What is Full Time?

February 17, 2015

A few weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill titled the Save American Workers Act. Don’t let the name fool you. If enacted, this legislation would actually…

NPR Story on On the Job Nursing Injuries

February 4, 2015

NPR is broadcasting a story that started today and  is running weekly for 4 weeks about on the job injuries to nurses. It is long form journalism that hits hard…

2015 National Federation Assembly May 22-24

February 3, 2015

Our Biennial Assembly will take place in Chicago, commencing Friday evening, May 22 and concluding no later than Sunday morning, May 24. We are looking forward to seeing all of…

2015 NFN Academy and AFT Professional Issues Conference Chicago May 20-22

January 27, 2015

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ANA Leadership Institute Webinar

January 15, 2015  

October 22, 2014

ANA WEBINAR Ebola Preparedness and Response: What Every Nurse Needs to Know   The Ebola virus presents unique challenges to the U.S. health care system. Preparedness across the spectrum of…

2015 AFT Professional Issues Conference/NFN Academy Dates Announced

The 2015 AFT Professional Issues Conference/NFN Academy will be held May 20-22 in Chicago at the Palmer House Hotel. Stay tuned for topics to be addressed.

Ebola Viruse Disease (EVD) Resources

Below are links to solid information regarding Ebola Virus Disease

AFT Professional Issues Conference and NFN Labor Academy Topics Announced

April 9, 2014

This year’s topics for the May 8-10 event include: Staffing through a Research Lens Life Work Balance Among Healthcare Practitioners Right to Work Anti Union Initiatives Nursing Malpractice: A Contemporary…

Nurses Hearts Go Out to Oso Victims

March 25, 2014

The Washington State Nurses Association and the National Federation of Nurses are deeply saddened by the devastating landslide near Oso, Washington. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the victims…

2014 AFT Healthcare Professional Issues Conference & National Federation of Nurses Annual Labor Academy

March 18, 2014

          Check out our Conference, more relevant than ever!                 Pre-conference Workshop Thursday, May 8     1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. Mapping,…

AFT Named “Nurse Champion of the Month” for March by the Center to Champion Nursing in America

March 13, 2014

Washington—Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten on the AFT being named the “Nurse Champion of the Month” for March by the Center to Champion Nursing in America. “Nurses are the…


March 6, 2014

View the film’s trailer here. SILVER SPRING, MD – March 5, 2014 – The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) and Fresenius Kabi USA announced today that the world premiere screening of…


March 5, 2014

March 4, 2014.  OREGON NURSES ASSOCIATION was instrumental in reaching a deal that forestalled the Right to Work initiative for at least two years.   A total of 13 proposed…


February 21, 2014

Join us ! NFN Labor Academy & AFT Healthcare Professional Issues Conference The NFN is proud to announce that this year’s Labor Academy will be held as part of an…

National Executive Board to Fill NFN Vacancy in Office of Vice President

January 29, 2014

January 29, 2014 NOTICE to NFN Members:  A vacancy exists in the position of NFN Vice President.  This position may be filled by National Executive Board (NEB) appointment at its next…

Akron General Ends Partnership Talks With CHS For Profit Giant

January 25, 2014

January 14, 2014.   Akron General Health System in Ohio has nixed a takeover deal involving the Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, a for-profit hospital chain with a history of cost-cutting…

HMA Shareholders Approve Sale to CHS Despite Nurses Deep Concerns

January 11, 2014

Naples, Fl- Registered nurses employed by CHS run hospitals represented by the National Federation of Nurses/American Federation of Teachers, traveled to the Health Management Associates (HMA) shareholders’ meeting at the…

Happy Holidays from NFN!

December 21, 2013

NFN wishes you warmest greetings of the season and a new year filled with peace, kindness, health and prosperity!

NFN donates $3500 to Philippine Nurses Association of America for Disaster Relief

November 19, 2013

Bullying, Intimidation Continue as Management Locks Out Northside Nurses

September 26, 2013

September 25, 2013 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—The for-profit corporate owner of Northside Medical Center continued its tactics of bullying and intimidation by locking out local nurses who tried to return to work…

Ohio Nurses Walk Picket Line to Maintain Quality Care

Nurses at Northside Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio, conducted a one-day work stoppage on Sept. 24 as they stepped up efforts to reach a new contract that will allow the…

WSNA Wins NLRB Election for Hospice RNs!!!

Despite a huge and costly attempt by the Employer (Peace Health) to destroy the nurses’ determination to join the union, hospice nurses at St. Joseph in Bellingham voted yesterday to…

WSNA Press Statement on Layoffs at PeaceHealth

August 28, 2013

8/27/2013 The Washington State Nurses Association is deeply concerned by PeaceHealth’s announcement of layoff plans at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver and St. John Medical Center in Longview. The…


Webinar – The Affordable Care Act: How Will It Affect You?

August 24, 2013

The Department of Labor will host a webcast about the Affordable Care Act on August 29, 2013 from 1:00-2:00 pm, ET. The webinar will discuss the new marketplaces (also known as “exchanges”),…


August 12, 2013

On-Line Course Trains Nurses on Preventing Workplace Violence  A new free on-line course aims to train nurses on recognizing and preventing workplace violence. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and…

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August 7, 2013

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO Registered nurses at Northside Medical Center, following the recommendation of their union bargaining committee, rejected what ValleyCare Health System called its final and best contract offer. Members of…


Inaction on NLRB Confirmations is Simply Wrong

July 16, 2013 Stall tactics and political brinksmanship in the U.S. Senate have inflicted senseless and avoidable pain on everyday people for far too long. Now we may be on the verge…

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Nurses from Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center Picket

June 21, 2013

YAKIMA, Wash. — Nurses from Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center are picketing today in front of the hospital, hoping to raise community awareness of issues with contract negotiations they…

Oregon House and Senate Pass First-In-Nation Nurse Practitioner Payment Parity Bill

June 12, 2013

HB 2902 B Now Goes to Governor Kitzhaber to Be Signed Into Law Salem, OR – Today, the Oregon House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 2902 B, bringing Oregon…

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Newly Elected NFN President Steve Rooney Appointed VP to AFT Executive Council

June 6, 2013

On Tuesday June 4th. AFT president Randi Weingarten, in accordance with the provisions of the AFT Constitution and the NFN – AFT Affiliation Agreement, appointed NFN president Steve Rooney to…

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Sacred Heart Nurses take to the Picket line for patient safety

June 4, 2013

  As the nurses, staff, patients and the community  patients gear up for the informational picket at Sacred Heart in Spokane, the sun shines and spirits are high and hopeful…

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2013 National Federation Assembly Elects New Officers

June 3, 2013

Delegates to the second Biennial NFN National Federation of Nurses Assembly (NFA) on May 18 and 19, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. The elected delegates representing the 34,000 members of the National…