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Deborah Burger

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Deborah Burger

President; Co-President
California Nurses Association; National Nurses United
Expertise: 
union advocacy for California nurses
patient advocacy legislation
laws protecting staffing ratios in hospitals
whistleblower protection for nurses and other hospital employees who expose unsafe hospital conditions
laws cracking down on HMO limitations on patient care

Biography

Deborah Burger is co-president of National Nurses United and president of California Nurses Association, which helped found the NNU. CNA membership has doubled in the past seven years, now representing over 57,000 RNs in 164 facilities across California. Its advocacy for nurses and patients provides an important check to corporate domination of health care debates. With CNA, California nurses have led the nation in ground-breaking patient advocacy legislation such as staffing ratios and whistle-blower protections.

2000 Franklin Street
Oakland  California  94612
United States
Office Phone: 
(510) 273-2200
Office Fax: 
(510) 663-0629

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