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Nurses, Robin Hood and the band of merry women and men, and scores of friends are strapping on their boots and preparing to head to Chicago Friday, May 18.
The absence of AWOL G-8 leaders, who decided to run off and hide in the woods of rural Maryland rather than face a disgruntled public, has not dampened the spirits of Robin Hood and the nurses who will proceed with a colorful march through Chicago streets.
The march culminates in a Daley Plaza rally where Robin and the nurses will scour the brush and trees for the absent world leaders to determine what they are doing to help average families, not just the banks and Wall Street high rollers, in the midst of continuing economic gloom.
Renown musician Tom Morello, The Nightwatchman, will join the festivities, performing at Daley Plaza.
“Bailouts and bonuses for the banks, austerity for the rest of us, that’s been the prescription of the 1 percent and far too many among the G-8. No wonder they have run off to seclusion at Camp David,” said Karen Higgins, RN, co-president of National Nurses United, which is sponsoring the May 18 action.
“But they won’t be able to avoid the 99 percent for long if they don’t take meaningful action to heal the U.S. Read more…
RN Dorothy Ahmad on Chicago’s Landslide Vote to Join NNU | National Nurses United Sponsored Segment | January 21-22, 2012 | Show 433
Joining Casey (Dan was excused to go to Chuck E. Cheese with seven 8-year olds) is RN Dorothy Ahmad. Dorothy is a CCU nurse at Stroger Hospital in Chicago. Recently registered nurses at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center on Chicago’s South Side voted by 85 percent to join National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union and professional association of RNs. The Jackson Park RNs voted 94 to 16 to join NNU. Read more…
RN Dorothy Ahmad on the NNU in Chicago and Jennifer Gainza on Multiple Sclerosis | January 21-22, 2012 | Show 433
Joining Casey (Dan was excused to go to Chuck E. Cheese with seven 8-year olds) is RN Dorothy Ahmad. Dorothy is a CCU nurse at Stroger Hospital in Chicago. Recently registered nurses at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center on Chicago’s South Side voted by 85 percent to join National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union and professional association of RNs. The Jackson Park RNs voted 94 to 16 to join NNU.
Casey then visits with Jennifer Gainza, the communications director for the Northern California chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. We asked Jennifer to come on the show and talk with us about MS, the signs the symptoms and current treatments. Read more…
Nurses Impact G20 Summit…and Coming Up on Nurse Talk This Week: NNU Takes Texas and Check in to Hotel Hennepin | Best of Nurse Talk Show 239
Nurses led the fight at last week’s G20 Summit protests in Cannes, France at several events and at simultaneous rallies in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Los Angeles, garnering national and international press coverage. According to The Nation’s John Nichols, “The nurses aren’t just making noise. It looks like they’re changing the debate, altering the policies of the most powerful players in Washington–and perhaps the world.”
See the 3-minute video where nurses aid an ailing World Economy with the FTT.
On with the show. When the cats are away…the best of Nurse Talk must play!
Coming up this week Casey and Dan visit with Texas RN Monica Sanchez about the union vote that recently occurred in Texas and made history as the first of its kind.
Also with us is Janet Izzo. Janet is a Minneapolis RN who has written a book called Hotel Hennepin (named after the Hennepin County, Minnesota Hospital where Janet works). In the newly released book Janet chronicles her career working in a large county hospital as a staff and charge nurse on the obstetrics unit. The stories are poignant, sad, hysterically funny and all amazingly true!
RN Monica Sanchez Talks Texas and RN Janet Izzo Checks into Hotel Hennepin | November 12-13, 2011 | Best of Nurse Talk Show 239
While the cats are away, the Best of Nurse Talk will play.
Casey and Dan visit with Texas RN Monica Sanchez about the vote the resulted in RNs in five Texas cities voting to join National Nurses United. They now join thousands of other bedside nurses across the country who are fighting for patient rights and better conditions for RNs.
Also on the show is RN Janet Izzo, who has written a book called Hotel Hennepin. Janet chronicles the poignant, sad and hysterically funny stories from her career as a staff and charge nurse on the obstetrics unit at a large county hospital in Minneapolis.
This show originally aired June 12-13, 2011. Read more…
Lisa Myers on Nurse-to-Patient Ratios in Nevada | National Nurses United Sponsored Segment | July 30-31, 2011 | Show 417
What happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily stay in Vegas…Casey and Dan talk with RN Lisa Myers from St. Rose Hospital in Las Vegas. Lisa and thousands of fellow nurses have gone through a protracted negotiation process with their hospitals since the nurses voted unanimously to join National Nurse United over 15 months ago. Although Lisa’s hospital has settled their new contract some of the others have not. At issue? Safe nurse-to-patient ratios. Studies prove that having fewer patients during shifts saves lives. Listen to our discussion…One of those patients may one day be you! Read more…