Global Nurses United News round up

Posted on September 13, 2017, 10:44 am
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Australia

 

http://www.themercury.com.au/news/politics/advocates-warn-tasmanias-emergency-departments-pose-a-serious-risk-to-mentally-ill-patients/news-story/92b2f756d90d00be874cab2788d3a3b8

 

Headline: Advocates warn Tasmania’s emergency departments pose a serious risk to mentally ill patients

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Australia

 

http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/4906992/inquiry-on-acute-health-to-start/

 

Headline: Parliamentary inquiry to be held into Tasmania’s hospital resourcing

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Australia

 

https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2017/09/05/govt-poised-for-widespread-exemptions-on-workers-comp/

 

Headline: Govt poised for widespread exemptions on workers’ comp

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Australia

 

http://www.sunraysiadaily.com.au/story/4896455/battle-lines-in-aged-care/

 

Headline: Battle lines in aged care

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Australia

 

http://www.theage.com.au/comment/while-the-majority-of-patients-die-well-some-do-suffer-in-the-end-20170831-gy8527

 

Headline: While the majority of patients die ‘well’, some do suffer in the end

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Australia

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-05/cladding-flammable-princess-alexandra-hospital-government/8872524

 

Headline: Princess Alexandra Hospital cladding too flammable, will be removed

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Australia

 

https://www.southburnetttimes.com.au/news/blue-care-kingaroy-nurses-future-uncertain/3220467/

 

Headline: Blue Care Kingaroy nurses’ future uncertain

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Australia

 

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/manly-daily/upset-hospital-staff-say-they-may-strike-over-job-recruitment-at-northern-beaches-hospital/news-story/432bc3114661a565b67a66441235d549

 

Headline: Upset hospital staff say they may strike over job recruitment at Northern Beaches Hospital

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Brazil

 

http://www.portalfne.com.br/noticias/fne-ingressa-com-acao-contra-revisao-da-pnab

 

Manchete: FNE ingressa com ação contra revisão da PNAB

 

Headline: FNE files suit against revision of PNAB

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Canada

 

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/local/2017/9/5/unions-mark-p-e-i–labour-day-by-calling-for-national-drug-plan.html

 

Headline: Unions mark P.E.I. Labour Day by calling for national drug plan

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Canada

 

http://www.vancourier.com/community/labour-day-message-calls-for-universal-pharmacare-1.22352213

 

Headline: Labour Day message calls for universal pharmacare

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Canada

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/medavie-nurses-union-1.4275160

 

Headline: Privatization of extramural nursing an ‘erosion of care,’ union says

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Canada

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/former-health-ministers-cabinet-shuffle-1.4276687

 

Headline: Former health ministers speak out on privatization of extramural nursing

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Canada

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/chaleur-regional-hospital-investigation-workplace-harassment-1.4276747

 

Headline: Vitalité moves to fix ‘poisoned work environment’ at Bathurst hospital

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Canada

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/seven-nova-scotia-unions-want-legal-right-to-fight-bill-148-1.4277122

 

Headline: Seven N.S. unions want legal right to fight Bill 148

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Canada

 

http://rdnewsnow.com/article/551002/several-unions-seek-status-appeal-court-case-over-imposed-wage-package

 

Headline: Several unions to seek status in appeal court case over imposed wage package

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Canada

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/health-care-long-term-care-home-patients-nurses-workers-compensation-1.4276460

 

Headline: Workers’ compensation rates continue to climb for health care

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Canada

 

http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/sante/201709/05/01-5130430-infirmiere-et-preposee-agressees-pas-un-cas-isole-dit-la-fiq.php

 

Titre: Infirmière et préposée agressées: pas un cas isolé, dit la FIQ

 

Headline: Nurse and clerk assaulted: not an isolated case, says the FIQ

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Canada

 

http://www.lavantage.qc.ca/actualites/politique/2017/9/2/le-parti-quebecois-propose-un-plan-pour-un-meilleur-acces-aux-so.html

 

Titre: Le Parti québécois propose un plan pour un meilleur accès aux soins de santé

 

Headline: The Parti Québécois proposes a plan for better access to health care

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Canada

 

http://www.journallehavre.ca/parti-quebecois-plan-courageux-meilleur-acces-soin-de-sante/

 

Titre: Parti Québécois : plan courageux pour un meilleur accès au soin de santé

 

Headline: Parti Québécois: courageous plan for better access to health care

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Canada

 

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1054247/agression-hopital-infirmiere-fiq

 

Titre: Les risques d’agression du personnel infirmier sont réels, selon les syndicats

 

Headline: The risks of aggression toward nurses are real, according to unions

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Canada

 

http://www.lapresse.ca/le-nouvelliste/actualites/sante/201709/01/01-5129698-manque-de-medecins-a-lurgence-de-cloutier-du-rivage.php

 

Titre: Manque de médecins à l’urgence de Cloutier-du Rivage

 

Headline: Lack of doctors in Cloutier-du-Rivage emergency room

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Canada

 

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1053584/barrage-francophone-contre-privatisation-sante-acadie-nouveau-brunswick

 

Titre: Barrage francophone contre la privatisation en santé

 

Headline: French Barrage Against Health Privatization

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Dominican Republic

 

http://www.santiagoinforma.com.do/noticias/el-cibao/item/8203-directora-regional-de-salud-sinatrae-no-es-quien-tiene-que-organizar-el-hospital-cabral-y-b%C3%A1ez

 

Titular: Directora regional de salud: Sinatrae no es quien tiene que organizar el hospital Cabral y Báez

 

Headline: Regional director of health: Sinatrae is not who has to organize the Cabral y Báez hospital

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Honduras

 

http://www.elheraldo.hn/pais/1105491-466/unos-10-mil-m%C3%A9dicos-y-enfermeras-est%C3%A1n-desempleados-en-honduras

 

Titular: Unos 10 mil médicos y enfermeras están desempleados en Honduras

 

Headline: About 10,000 doctors and nurses are unemployed in Honduras

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Ireland

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/surge-in-overcrowding-sparks-row-between-doctors-and-nurses-1.3208952

 

Headline: Surge in overcrowding sparks row between doctors and nurses

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Ireland

 

http://www.newstalk.com/INMO–Heath-Minister-meet-to-discuss-hospital-overcrowding-

 

Headline: INMO & Health Minister meet to discuss hospital overcrowding

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Ireland

 

https://www.rte.ie/news/health/2017/0904/902128-hospital-overcrowding/

 

Headline: Hospital overcrowding reached record levels in August – INMO

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Ireland

 

http://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/news/home/268636/inmo-3-054-people-on-trolleys-at-luh-this-year-1-387-in-sligo.html

 

Headline: INMO: 3,054 people on trolleys at LUH this year, 1,387 at Sligo

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Ireland

 

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/8000-people-on-hospital-trolleys-in-august-up-27-on-2016-figures-458308.html

 

Headline: 8,000 people on hospital trolleys in August; up 27% on 2016 figures

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Ireland

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/surge-in-overcrowding-sparks-row-between-doctors-and-nurses-1.3208952

 

Headline: Surge in overcrowding sparks row between doctors and nurses

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Ireland

 

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/nurses-told-to-ignore-staffing-directive-458374.html

 

Headline: Nurses told to ignore staffing directive

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Ireland

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/no-show-by-20-locum-doctors-fails-to-close-emergency-departments-1.3210615

 

Headline: No-show by 20 locum doctors fails to close emergency departments

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Ireland

 

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/aes-hit-with-doctor-shortage-as-pay-cuts-spark-wildcat-strikes-36100803.html

 

Headline: A&Es hit with doctor shortage as pay cuts spark wildcat strikes

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Ireland

 

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/updated-study-shows-majority-of-nursing-graduates-stay-in-ireland-458435.html

 

Headline: Updated: Study shows majority of nursing graduates stay in Ireland

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Kenya

 

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/09/04/nurses-to-sue-governors-over-laxity-in-ending-strike_c1629180

 

Headline: Nurses to sue governors ‘over laxity in ending strike’

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Kenya

 

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/09/02/strike-still-on-despite-threat-to-sack-nurses_c1627965

 

Headline: Strike ‘still on’ despite threat to sack nurses

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Kenya

 

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/09/04/nurses-to-meet-tomorrow-after-court-declares-their-strike-illegal_c1628635

 

Headline: Nurses to meet tomorrow after court declares their strike illegal

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Kenya

 

http://zipo.co.ke/24651/striking-nurses-given-ultimatum-governors/

 

Headline: Striking nurses given ultimatum by Governors

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New Zealand

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11917285

 

Headline: Auckland nurses run off their feet

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Philippines

 

http://bulatlat.com/main/2017/09/02/20k-regular-jobs-public-health-sector-unfilled/

 

Headline: 20k regular jobs in public health sector unfilled

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Philippines

 

http://www.manilatimes.net/doh-2018-budget-anti-poor/348737/

 

Headline: DOH 2018 budget ‘anti-poor’

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Philippines

 

http://bulatlat.com/main/2017/09/02/health-groups-decry-slash-govt-hospitals-budget-2018/

 

Headline: Health groups decry slash in gov’t hospitals budget in 2018

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Philippines

 

https://www.rappler.com/move-ph/180918-why-nurses-leave-philippines

 

Headline: Why our nurses are leaving

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Portugal

 

https://www.rtp.pt/noticias/pais/governo-vai-reunir-com-sindicato-dos-enfermeiros_v1025219

 

Manchete: Governo vai reunir com sindicato dos enfermeiros

 

Headline: Government will meet with nurses’ union

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Portugal

 

http://www.radioportalegre.pt/index.php/8-radio/8040-enfermeiros-de-saude-materna-avancam-para-a-greve.html

 

Manchete: Enfermeiros de saúde materna avançam para a greve

 

Headline: Maternal health nurses advance to strike

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Portugal

 

http://www.cmjornal.pt/sociedade/detalhe/medicos-e-enfermeiros-a-espera-do-ministerio

 

Manchete: Médicos e enfermeiros à espera do Ministério

 

Headline: Doctors and nurses waiting on the Ministry

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Portugal

 

http://visao.sapo.pt/actualidade/portugal/2017-09-05-Marcelo-apela-ao-dialogo-para-resolver-o-conflito-dos-enfermeiros-especialistas

 

Manchete: Marcelo apela ao diálogo para resolver o conflito dos enfermeiros especialistas

 

Headline: Marcelo calls for dialogue to resolve the conflict over specialist nurses

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Portugal

 

http://www.jornaldenegocios.pt/economia/saude/detalhe/enfermeiros-e-medicos-mantem-greves-em-cima-da-mesa

 

Manchete: Enfermeiros e médicos mantêm greves em cima da mesa

 

Headline: Nurses and doctors keep strike on the table

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Portugal

 

https://www.publico.pt/2017/09/05/politica/noticia/marcelo-entra-na-guerra-dos-enfermeiros-defendendo-dialogo-dentro-da-lei-1784496

 

Manchete: Marcelo entra na guerra dos enfermeiros defendendo “diálogo dentro da lei”

 

Headline: Marcelo enters the war of the nurses defending “dialogue within the law”

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South Africa

 

https://www.rnews.co.za/article/16206/death-threats-and-intimidation-as-university-of-fort-hare-nursing-students-continue-protest

 

Headline: Death threats and intimidation as University of Fort Hare nursing students continue protest

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South Africa

 

http://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2017/09/04/ufh-nursing-department-close-rest-year/

 

Headline: UFH nursing department could close for rest of year

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South Africa

 

http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/9a885b80428347dcb34bfb47aa075956/No-end-in-sight-to-nurses-strike–20170906

 

Headline: No end in sight to nurses’ strike

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South Africa

 

http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/330/166993.html

 

Headline: Fort Hare nursing students may be barred for the year

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South Africa

 

http://www.observer.co.za/nurses-shut-down-hospital/

 

Headline: Nurses shut down hospital

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Spain

 

http://www.elmundo.es/andalucia/2017/09/05/59af0f0dca47417f058b4673.html

 

Titular: Arrancan las protestas sindicales para reclamar la jornada laboral de 35 horas semanales en la Junta

 

Headline: The union protests begin, demanding a 35 hour workweek from the Board

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Spain

 

http://www.diariocordoba.com/noticias/cordobalocal/satse-exige-fortalecer-plantilla-enfermeria-fisioterapia_1169639.html

 

Titular: Satse exige fortalecer la plantilla de enfermería y fisioterapia

 

Headline: Satse demands strengthening of the nursing and physiotherapy staff

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Spain

 

http://www.salamanca24horas.com/articulo/local/profesionales-enfermeria-exigen-sindicato-medico-deje-confundir-usuarios-atencion-primaria/201709041417321125411.html

 

Titular: Profesionales de enfermería exigen al sindicato médico que deje de confundir a los usuarios de Atención Primaria

 

Headline: Nursing professionals require the medical union to stop confusing primary care patients

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Spain

 

http://www.elmundo.es/baleares/2017/09/04/59acf4f5268e3eb1408b463d.html

 

Titular: SATSE defiende que no se obligue a los enfermeros a saber catalán para poder trabajar en las Islas Baleares

 

Headline: SATSE demands that nurses are not required to know Catalan to work in the Balearic Islands

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Spain

 

http://www.diarioinformacion.com/alicante/2017/08/31/satse-denuncia–hacinamiento-40/1931089.html

 

Titular: El Satse denuncia hacinamiento de 40 trabajadores

 

Headline: The Satse denounces overcrowding for 40 workers

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Spain

 

http://www.teleprensa.com/almeria/satse-y-simeal-denuncian-que-el-hospital-de-huercal-overa-aun-mantiene-cerradas-24-camas.html

 

Titular: SATSE y SIMEAL denuncian que el Hospital de Huércal Overa aún mantiene cerradas 24 camas.

 

Headline: SATSE and SIMEAL report that the Hospital de Huércal Overa still has 24 beds closed

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United Kingdom

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/06/thousands-nursing-staff-protest-parliament-pay-cap

 

Headline: Thousands of nursing staff to protest outside parliament over pay

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United Kingdom

 

https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurasilver/patients-say-they-feel-unsafe-because-there-arent-enough?utm_term=.ulYYdEylM#.jrRRWn8D1

 

Headline: Patients Say They Feel Unsafe Because There Aren’t Enough Nurses

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United Kingdom

 

https://www.itv.com/news/2017-09-06/nurses-ready-to-strike-over-1-public-sector-pay-cap/

 

Headline: Nurses ‘ready to strike’ over 1% public sector pay cap

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United Kingdom

 

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/scrap-the-cap-protest-thousands-of-nurses-descend-on-parliament-square-to-campaign-against-pay-cap-a3628051.html

 

Headline: Public sector pay protest: Thousands of nurses descend on Parliament Square in scrap the cap campaign

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United Kingdom

 

http://home.bt.com/news/latest-news/nurses-rally-outside-parliament-for-scrap-the-cap-protest-over-public-sector-pay-11364210174453

 

Headline: Nurses rally outside Parliament for Scrap the Cap protest over public sector pay

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United Kingdom

 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4392333/nurses-threaten-to-strike-if-theresa-may-doesnt-lift-public-sector-pay-cap/

 

Headline: Nurses threaten to strike if Theresa May doesn’t live up to her word on lifting public workers’ pay cap

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United States

 

https://medium.com/@NNUBonnie/outrageous-assault-on-utah-nurse-illustrates-dangers-nurses-face-outlines-need-for-national-764191b69c8c

 

Headline: Outrageous Assault on Utah Nurse Illustrates Dangers Nurses Face, Outlines Need for National Workplace Violence Prevention Standard

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United States

 

http://www.redding.com/story/news/local/2017/09/08/shasta-regional-nurses-vote-join-union/646906001/

 

Headline: Shasta Regional nurses vote to join union

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United States

 

http://www.highlandnews.net/news/top_stories/rn-response-network-to-deploy-additional-nurse-volunteers-to-houston/article_57fe1874-958f-11e7-9d9d-5b5884f149d8.html

 

Headline: RN Response Network to deploy additional nurse volunteers to Houston

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United States

 

http://wislawjournal.com/2017/09/07/nurses-arrest-raises-questions-on-evidence-collection/

 

Headline: Nurse’s arrest raises questions on evidence collection

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United States

 

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/885312

 

Headline: Nurse’s Forceful Arrest Prompts Policy Changes

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United States

 

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/09/03/commentary-nurses-and-caregivers-need-union-organization/

 

Headline: Commentary: Nurses and caregivers need union organization

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United States

 

http://www.times-standard.com/article/NJ/20170902/LOCAL1/170909953

 

Headline: Stalling health care helps no one

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United States

 

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article170873682.html

 

Headline: A Utah nurse was arrested for refusing to do a forced blood draw. Could it happen here?

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United States

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nurses-violence-police_us_59a9c2f9e4b0dfaafcf07093

 

Headline: Nurses Endure A Shocking Amount Of Violence On The Job

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United States

 

http://usa.inquirer.net/6426/sf-nurses-patients-families-protest-pending-closure-hospital-unit

 

Headline: SF nurses, patients’ families protest pending closure of hospital unit

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United States

 

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/health/sd-me-0901-health-20170831-story.html

 

Headline: Nurses threaten strike against Tri-City

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United States

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/09/02/nurse-sobs-help-me-while-getting-arrested-for-doing-her-job_a_23194459/

 

Headline: Nurse Sobs ‘Help Me’ While Getting Arrested For Doing Her Job

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United States

 

http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/national/wire/the-latest-utah-nurse-scared-to-death-during-arrest/article_45da0ae4-a756-5877-adfe-22c7abf2b75b.html

 

Headline: The Latest: Officer who arrested Utah nurse put on leave

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United States

 

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/09/03/2-officers-placed-on-leave-following-utah-nurse-confrontation/23195257/

 

Headline: 2 officers placed on leave following Utah nurse confrontation

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United States

 

http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/though-elections-are-next-year-unions-already-revving-up/

 

Headline: Though elections are next year unions already revving up

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United States

 

http://www.nationalmemo.com/saluting-many-labor-day-volunteering-find-help-harvey-victims/

 

Headline: Saluting The Many On Labor Day Who Are Volunteering To Find And Help Harvey Victims

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United States

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hispanic-caucus-raises-money-off-single-payer_us_59af24d9e4b0354e440d7c01

 

Headline: A Democratic PAC Is Raising Money Off Of Single-Payer, But Not All Members Back Policy

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United States

 

http://gearsofbiz.com/bernie-sanders-single-payer-is-not-a-litmus-test/44143

 

Headline: Bernie Sanders: single-payer is not a “litmus test”

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United States

 

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/political-notebook/article171066757.html

 

Headline: California unions on a political roll, but see threats on horizon

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United States

 

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20170904/NEWS/170909874

 

Headline: Annual Labor Day picnic moves south, to Watsonville

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United States

 

http://m.startribune.com/early-action-in-the-governor-s-race/442555883/?section=politics

 

Headline: Early action starts to shape Minnesota governor’s race

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United States

 

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/austin-albert-lea-nurses-ratify-mayo-offer-on-nurses-facing/article_b6470846-ef62-526e-93a1-d984c837e7f5.html

 

Headline: Austin, Albert Lea nurses ratify Mayo offer on nurses facing layoffs

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United States

 

https://www.minnpost.com/community-voices/2017/09/working-workers-about-folks-who-brought-us-weekend

 

Headline: Working for workers: About the folks who brought us the weekend

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United States

 

http://www.workdayminnesota.org/articles/labor-stands-communities-defend-daca

 

Headline: Labor stands with communities to defend DACA

 

 

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