Author: Michelle Donovan

Steward Healthcare Forced to Pay Thousands to Correct Severance Payments Made to Northside Part-Time Nurses

By Anne Mueller We all remember when Steward Healthcare, the For-Profit Health care system out of Dallas, Texas betrayed the citizens of Youngstown and the entire region when they closed Northside Medical Center after just 17 months of operations. The closure meant that vital medical services were vanished, and 188 dedicated nurses lost their jobs. …

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American Federation of Teachers Secures Personal Protective Equipment for Frontline Healthcare Providers

Nurses, Abandoned by Federal Government and Watching Colleagues Die, Forced to Buy Their Own Masks, Rely on Union Support, Donations. For Immediate Release May 7, 2020 Contact: Oriana Korin 202-374-6103 okorin@aft.org www.aft.org WASHINGTON—The American Federation of Teachers—which represents nearly 200,000 nurses, respiratory specialists, health techs, physicians and other professionals in the healthcare industry, as well …

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ONA Executive Statement on Whistleblower Protection for Nurses in Times of Crisis

Situation: The recent COVID-19 pandemic has created crisis level shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other essential supplies. Across the country many healthcare institutions are disciplining nurses for speaking out to media outlets concerning the lack of needed equipment that is putting their health and the health of the patients they serve in jeopardy. …

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Ohio Nurses Association files OSHA Complaints Against Hospitals Across Ohio, Demands OSHA Do Their Job

“On April 28, 2020, five local bargaining units of the Ohio Nurses Association’s union arm filed complaints with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on behalf of thousands of registered nurses whose lives are put at risk every single day because of unenforced COVID-19 guidelines and personal protective equipment (PPE) standards. The complaints were …

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FREE WEBINAR: Calming the COVID-19 Storm: Delivering Effective Clinical and Nursing Care

Thursday, May 7th 2020 1pm ET / 10am PT The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented stress on an already challenged healthcare system. Because this is a novel virus, clinicians are having to learn quickly how to effectively care for these patients who are some of most complex and unstable patients being seen in acute care …

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AFL-CIO Call on Congress and President Trump to Embrace America’s Five Economic Essentials

April 16, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader U.S. Senate The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Republican Leader U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Chuck Schumer Democratic Leader U.S. Senate   Dear Leaders Pelosi, McConnell, McCarthy and Schumer: We urge you to prioritize …

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