MNA Daily NewsScan: June 4, 2012 – Bring Your Own Thermometer To Work? Really!?

4 Jun

What is this? The MNA Daily NewsScan rounds up the day’s biggest nursing, health care and organized labor stories.  As news unfolds in real-time, we update the NewsScan with new links and info, so check back often!

Stories we’re scanning:

Nursing News

  • Bring Your Own Thermometer to Work? New Zealand RNs forced to take drastic measures – including bringing their own pens and thermometers to work – in light of drastic budget cuts that have also resulted in unsafe staffing levels.
  • Doing Her Part: California RN sees need, builds program to offer nonprofit health services to homeless pregnant women in Bay Area.

Labor

  • Maine RNs Reach Agreement: Represented by NNU, 850 Maine nurses ratify new three-year contract with important improvements in patient safety and enhanced professional and economic standards.
  • UAW Leader Sees Opportunity to Bring Jobs Back to U.S.: UAW’s John Drew says light of Master Lock’s decision to bring more factory jobs back to the U.S. instead of exporting them to China, government can do more to reward companies for keeping jobs at home.

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