Registered nurses are hailing the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of General Counsel's decision to move forward with a complaint against healthcare giant Community Health Systems and Quorum Health Corporation for numerous alleged labor violations.
State establishes mandatory guidelines for healthcare worker PPE, training
November 24, 2014
National Nurses United (NNU) is calling on OSHA and other states to follow the mandatory safeguards recently established by California to protect nurses, other health workers, and the public from the threat of the deadly Ebola virus.
Registered nurses are among those keeping close watch on a California measure to protect the state’s healthcare workers from work-related violence as it moves from one Senate committee to another this week.
Community Health Systems already under injunctions for previous firings
January 29, 2014
Two nurses fired recently by Community Health Systems (CHS) say they were terminated for speaking out about rampant patient safety problems at the chain’s healthcare facilities. RNs Veronica Poss and Tim Thomas have been prominent RN public advocates at their respective hospitals in exposing what they describe as serious problems with patient safety, and calling for improvements.