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Nation’s largest nurses’ union urges Obama to oppose cuts to social programs

The National Nurses United (NNU) union said Thursday that it strongly opposed further cuts to social programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, and urged the president to join them. Instead of cutting social programs to solve the nation’s deficit woes, they hope President Barack Obama will hold fast to…

12,000+ Minnesota nurses walk off jobs in show of union force, solidarity

Organizers, hospitals call 1-day event the largest nurse strike in America’s history More than 12,000 nurses walked off the job Thursday for a one-day strike at 14 Minnesota hospitals, a show of force being watched by many across the country as a test of how fiercely a new national nurses’…

Nurses explain how health bill could make crisis worse

‘Unchecked influence of health industry lobbyists’ means bill could be weakened in the future, union’s reps say The newly-formed nurses’ “mega-union” has issued a scathing indictment of the Senate health bill expected to be voted on this week, calling it a “deeply flawed” piece of legislation that could make the…

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