Rose Ann DeMoro

Rose Ann DeMoro is executive director of the 185,000-member National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union and professional association of nurses, and a national vice president of the AFL-CIO. Follow Rose Ann DeMoro on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NationalNurses

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:15am
Help Stop Ebola by Telling Congress and the White House to Order Hospitals to Put Safety Standards First
Now that nurses, who have been sounding the alarm about Ebola for more than two months, finally have the attention of policy makers and many others, let’s have no more excuses and take the steps needed to contain and eradicate this virulent disease in the U.S. and globally. You can help by signing...
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Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 8:34am
10 Reasons to Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline
With the clock ticking down on a final decision by the Obama administration on Keystone XL, it’s time to update why NNU is opposed to a project that looks more like a pathway to pollution than a gateway to our gas pumps. Citing the threat to public health and how the project would hasten the climate crisis, nurses have been on the front line of protests against Keystone, a 1,700-mile pipeline that would transport 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil every day from Alberta, Canada to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries, largely for export. Here’s 10 reasons why:
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 3:03pm
The Real Fix for Obamacare's Flaws: Medicare for All
Lost amidst the well-chronicled travails of the Affordable Care Act rollout are the long term effects of people struggling to get the health coverage they need without going bankrupt.
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Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 8:28am
Response to Typhoon Disaster Latest Reminder – We’re Lucky to Have RNs in the World
As the heart wrenching images crossed across our screens from the Philippines, the largest U.S. organization of nurses, National Nurses United, was getting in motion as well.
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Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 9:45am
Heroic Fight by Sutter Nurses Shows That Workers Can Fight and Win
In a political and economic climate so heavily influenced by Wall Street, corporate CEOs, and extremists like those who shut down the government in an effort to block even the modest reforms of the Affordable Care Act, it’s sometimes hard to remember that it is still possible for nurses and working people to fight and win.
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Monday, January 28, 2013 - 7:01am
Court Ruling on Labor Board a Bid to Return to Era of Open Season on Workers
The appeals court ruling Friday overturning President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board is a huge gift to Wall Street, big corporations and the politicians they control who have worked for years to overturn protections for working people in the U.S.
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Friday, December 21, 2012 - 7:18am
Washington's Austerity Plan Threatens the 50 Million Americans Already in Poverty
With a compromise on social security now unmasked – costing the elderly an estimated 6.2-7.7%, according to business writer Doug Henwood – America becomes more and more a place of poverty .
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Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 7:13am
What’s At Stake When Billionaires Try to Buy Our Democracy
The shameless spectacle of billionaires drowning the airwaves should not numb us to the consequences of what is at stake if the super rich succeed in buying our elections.
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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 1:56pm
It’s Up to All of Us to Protect Social Security
“One thing I know. Social Security is so firmly embedded in the American psychology today that no politician, no political group could possibly destroy this Act and still maintain our democratic system.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 6:49am
The Robin Hood Campaign – A Movement, and Now Legislation Too
For many months, nurses, healthcare, environmental, labor, consumer, faith-based and other community activists have rallied on Wall Street, at banks and legislative offices, and outside the White House and Treasury Department, saying it is time to tax Wall Street to help revive our economy and nation.
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