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NFN Applauds WSNA’s in a Well Deserved Victory for Patient Safety and Rest Breaks

In a huge victory for patient safety, the nine justices of the Washington State Supreme Court unanimously upheld nurses’ statutory rights to be paid overtime when their duties prevent them…

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ONA Delegates Attend the Ohio AFL-CIO Convention

The Ohio Nurses Association recently attended the 28th Biennial Constitutional Convention of the Ohio AFL-CIO in Columbus, OH. During the convention, ONA submitted a resolution repudiating the practice of labor…

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NFN Leadership to join Nurses at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center for Information Picketing this Week

Members of Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association and the Ohio Nurses Association continue their informational picketing at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center in Warren, OH. Union leaders have extended a call…

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St. Charles-Bend Nurses in Central Oregon begin Informational Picketing

Oregon Nurses Association members began informational picketing on Monday after 2 ½ months of frustrating contract negotiations with administrators at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, OR. ONA leaders say…

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Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association continue Informational Picketing as Union Leaders Push for further Negotiations

Registered nurses at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center continued informational picketing outside of the Valley Care Health System campus today, most of them holding signs and waving at passing cars, as…

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Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association Members Authorize 10-Day Strike Notice

In response to a slow negotiation process, nurse members of the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association (YGDNA)/Ohio Nurses Association (ONA)   voted to authorize a 10-day strike notice against ValleyCare…

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Kelly McLean: The Violence After the Initial Attack

Nurses are the victims of violence on the job more than any other profession. It comes at the hands of patients and family members, and leaves both emotional and physical…

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Susan Walters, RN

Susan Walters, RN, has been an Emergency Room nurse for 36 years and has experienced violent assault in the workplace on more than one occasion during that time. Through her…

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Jéaux Rinehart, RN

Jéaux Rinehart has been a nurse for more than 30 years, working primarily in the emergency care arena. With such deep experience, Jéaux is familiar with the escalating trend of violence against nurses.

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Kelly McLean, RN

Kelly McLean was one of almost half a million nurses who were violently assaulted while on duty last year. The sad truth is that nurses experience more violence on the job than any other profession.

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