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Nurses, Robin Hood, Prepare to Converge on Chicago May 18

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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. and global economies. A Robin Hood tax on Wall Street speculation and the gambling with people’s pensions, savings, and homes would be a good start. The tax can produce $350 billion or more every year for a national and global rebirth,” Higgins said.

More than 65 U.S. and international environmental, health, labor, faith, anti-poverty, and other organizations have endorsed the May 18 action in Chicago and its call for a small tax on Wall Street trades on stocks, bonds, derivatives and other financial instruments.

In addition, nurses and the Robin Hood marchers will call attention to the unwarranted pain of U.S. and global austerity measures while those who caused the 2008 economic collapse continue to party and profit.

Among endorsers of the event are the AFL-CIO, Health Gap (Global Action Project), Oxfam America, National People’s Action, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, United Students Against Sweatshops, Friends of the Earth, National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities, ACT V: The End of AIDS, European Federation of Public Services Unions, NFL Players Association, Public Services International, Korean Health and Medical Workers Union.

Chicago area supporters include Occupy Chicago, Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago Jobs with Justice, Citizen Action/Illinois, ARISE Chicago, and Chicago Coalition of Black Trade Unionists.

RN Dorothy Ahmad on Chicago’s Landslide Vote to Join NNU | National Nurses United Sponsored Segment | January 21-22, 2012 | Show 433

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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 largestContinue Reading

RN Dorothy Ahmad on the NNU in Chicago and Jennifer Gainza on Multiple Sclerosis | January 21-22, 2012 | Show 433

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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 largestContinue Reading

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 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

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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!

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RN Monica Sanchez Talks Texas and RN Janet Izzo Checks into Hotel Hennepin | November 12-13, 2011 | Best of Nurse Talk Show 239

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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 rightsContinue Reading

Lisa Myers on Nurse-to-Patient Ratios in Nevada | National Nurses United Sponsored Segment | July 30-31, 2011 | Show 417

Lisa Myers on Nurse-to-Patient Ratios in Nevada | National Nurses United Sponsored Segment | July 30-31, 2011 | Show 417

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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’sContinue Reading

Patient’s Rights | Show 228

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ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH YOUR WEIGHT? Well, tune in to Nurse Talk March 28th as we feature Dr. Gail Altschuler. Gail will be taking your questions, so call or email before March 19 and we will have her answer your questions on the air. 1.800.977.1863 or pattie@nursetalksite.com READ MORE…

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