AFSCME-United Nurses of America is over 60,000 nurses working in unity to advance quality and accountability in the healthcare setting through organizing, political action and nursing practice. Together, United Nurses of America members across the country are winning wage, benefit and other improvements such as prohibitions on mandatory overtime through strong collective bargaining agreements with our employers – and advocating for legislation and policies to increase health care funding, improve quality care, and institute safer working conditions and protections for nurses. Across the country, we are reaching out to other nurses who want to join AFSCME-UNA. As our numbers grow, so does our power to improve our jobs, the care we deliver and the quality of our lives.
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- Mar 12 Talk About a Monster Commute Public service workers often can’t afford to live where they work and so have to undertake long commutes. That includes people like AFSCME California member Bernadette Price, whose story was televised nationally.
- Feb 06 California Nurses Bring a Better Hospital to their Community New year, new contract for more than 700 AFSCME-represented nurses at a California hospital. (Blog)
- Jan 26 Cedar Haven Workers Shine Spotlight on Employer AFSCME members delivered more than 1,250 cards signed by Lebanon County residents, urging the commissioners to get involved in the labor dispute with the owners of Cedar Haven Healthcare Center in Pennsylvania.
- Dec 14 Some 600 Hospital Workers in Northern California Join AFSCME Find out how and why nearly 600 hospital workers in Northern California joined AFSCME. (Blog)
- Oct 27 Scab Labor Failing to Provide 5-Star Care at Cedar Haven Nursing Home The message from the ongoing strike in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, by AFSCME-represented nurses, certified nursing assistants,... (Blog)
- Oct 20 Workers Strike for Dignity in Lebanon, PA AFSCME-represented health care workers in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, walked off the job due to the lack of respect for the services they provide.
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- Apr 27 Lobbying ramp-up precedes mental health funding proposal Physical health insurers ramped up lobbying operations and far out-spent their behavioral health counterparts in... (Lansing State Journal)
- Jul 01 Remarks by the President on the Zika Virus
- Apr 27 TX: Failed Hospital Deal Reveals Ties to Janek Three years ago, a company called Geo Care Inc. failed to win a contract from... (MyHighPlains.com)
- Oct 22 Tightened Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tightening previous infection control guidance for... (CDC)
- Apr 15 U.S. Supreme Court Might Take Up Rick Scott's "Drug Test Everyone" Plan Gov. Rick Scott's plan to randomly drug test every single state employee in Florida --... (Miami News Times)
- Apr 10 AFSCME President Blasts House Approval of Budget for Wealthy AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders released the following statement following the House approval of the budget drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan. (Press Release)
- Jan 28 Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight Services and infrastructure have been privatized, even though keeping them public is the better choice.... (Truthout )
- Sep 26 OSHA launches new safety and health certificate program for public sector employees A new certificate program that provides public sector employees training on occupational safety and health... (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
- Mar 20 School Nurse Shortage Update The majority of school districts in the U.S. fail to meet recommended nurse-to-student ratios despite... (Advance for Nurses)
- Mar 01 Nurse Practitioners Say How They’re Paid Affects Care They Can Provide Restrictive payment policies impact patient care more than state “scope of practice” laws. (Kaiser Health News)
- Nov 15 The role of nursing in delivery of primary care Nurse practitioners could fill the growing primary care shortage . . . (Health Affairs Policy Brief)
- Aug 23 School nurses' duties wide ranging Nurses deal with everything from students with diabetes to paralysis… (The Spectrum)