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A Decade After Katrina, RNs Reflect on What We’ve Learned and Refuse to Learn

A Decade After Katrina, RNs Reflect on What We’ve Learned and Refuse to Learn

On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction along the Gulf Coast, registered nurse volunteers with the disaster relief program, Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), which sent hundreds of RN volunteers to provide disaster relief to the region in the wake of the deadly storm, say that critical lessons which exacerbated the 2005 crisis – global climate change, our lack of a national healthcare system, and failure to invest in public resources and infrastructure – have still not been learned. More »

A champion of nurses, patients and the people: NNU Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

A champion of nurses, patients and the people: NNU Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

The 200-plus nurse members had gathered in NNU’s Oakland, Calif. office for a national conversation with Sanders—also broadcast live to thousands of additional RNs in cities from Des Moines and Chicago, to Kansas City and Orlando. Citing Sanders’ track record on supporting Medicare for all, fighting income inequality, working to end systemic racism, and “the same issues that animate nurses” More »

National Nurses’ Conversation with Senator Bernie Sanders

National Nurses’ Conversation with Senator Bernie Sanders

Senator Bernie Sanders—a champion of Medicare for all, national nurse-to-patient ratios, collective bargaining rights for RNs, Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street, and more—is inviting nurses to take part in a live, nationally broadcast conversation, held at the National Nurses United office in Oakland, CA. More »

Scholarships Available for Women’s Global Health Leadership Courses

Scholarships Available for Women’s Global Health Leadership Courses

As part of the Certificate Program in Women’s Global Health Leadership, we are pleased to announce the Fall 2015 courses Global Women’s Health Movements, Gendered Professions and the Transnational Care Economy, and Health Consequences of Global Trade in Food Commodities, co-sponsored by National Nurses United and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The courses will be offered online during the Fall Semester of 2015. Classes begin September 1, 2015. More »

A Historic Night to Remember at Kaiser’s Los Angeles Medical Center

A Historic Night to Remember at Kaiser’s Los Angeles Medical Center

It was past midnight Thursday night ebbing into Friday morning when CNA/NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro announced the report of the final numbers from the vote count at Kaiser Permanente’s flagship Southern California hospital. More »

Mass. Nurses Association Donna Kelly Williams - Patient Safety Act

Mass. Nurses Association Donna Kelly Williams - Patient Safety Act

SURVEY SAYS! 85% of RNs agree that the quality of patient care in Massachusetts’ hospitals is suffering due to unsafe patient assignments. Nurses across the country continue their fight for patient safety. More »

The ACA Survives for Now, But We Still Don’t Have Real Healthcare Reform

The ACA Survives for Now, But We Still Don’t Have Real Healthcare Reform

Perhaps the best window to the top winners in the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act could be seen 200 miles up the road, on Wall Street. More »

Just Two Days Left - Modern Healthcare Poll - Vote Now!

Just Two Days Left - Modern Healthcare Poll - Vote Now!

Please vote today for NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro in the annual poll by Modern Healthcare on the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. More »

The Dishonor Roll: The List of Senators Who Voted for Fast Track

The Dishonor Roll: The List of Senators Who Voted for Fast Track

Here's a list of U.S. Senators who voted to authorize "fast track" on global trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership that has been written by corporate lobbyists and negotiated in secret. More »

What Nurses Really Want

What Nurses Really Want

When Nurses Week rolls around each May, our employers predictably trot out the pizza parties, free lunch totes, and all manner of cutesy promotions and prizes to show how much they “appreciate” and “value” us registered nurses. More »

Urgent Message about Fast Track. NNU Political Director Ken Zinn

Urgent Message about Fast Track. NNU Political Director Ken Zinn

After Congress voted to pass Fast Track now it goes back to the Senate. ACT NOW to stop Fast Track from passing! Call your Senators! More »

Fast Track Bill Moves On to Senate, Along with Fight to Stop It.



Fast Track Bill Moves On to Senate, Along with Fight to Stop It.



We cannot thank you enough for continuing to hold your ground. The past months have seen nurses, union members, working families, environmentalists—a very broad coalition of Americans—stand together against Fast Track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We proved the power of our united voice by stalling Fast Track last week. More »

With Help of RNs, Lift Up El Paso Sees Passage of Wage Theft Ordinance

With Help of RNs, Lift Up El Paso Sees Passage of Wage Theft Ordinance

Working with Lift Up El Paso, an alliance of labor, community and faith-based groups, the El Paso nurses have been fighting for a wage theft ordinance, demanding fair pay for city workers. More »

Massachusetts study shows RNs are overloaded

Massachusetts study shows RNs are overloaded

In conjunction with the beginning of National Nurses Week, a new study of registered nursed in Massachusetts released May 6 by the MassachusettsNurses Association establishes that hospital administrators are assigning too many patients to registered nurses, resulting in significant harm and even death for patients. More »

Fresno RNs, Community Members Hold Sit In at Offices of Rep. Costa

Fresno RNs, Community Members Hold Sit In at Offices of Rep. Costa

Staff members expecting a quiet morning at Rep. Jim Costa’s Fresno office—underestimated what can happen when Congress members vote to endanger public health, with a trade deal that could balloon medication costs, overturn nurse-to-patient ratios, and destroy the environment. More »

RNs Report Back From Sea on the Continuing Promise Mission to 11 Countries with U.S. Service Members

RNs Report Back From Sea on the Continuing Promise Mission to 11 Countries with U.S. Service Members

It is now two months into the Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) mission, on which the nurses have joined joint military personnel and health care professionals, engineers, veterinarians and environmental health experts for a humanitarian assistance mission that includes mission stops in 11 countries in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. More »

Fast Track/TPP Stalled Today. We Must Kill it for Good!

Fast Track/TPP Stalled Today. We Must Kill it for Good!

Nurses and supporters have never had a more critical time to hold our ground! In an important vote, Fast Track authority was stalled on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today. But the corporate opponents of public health are pushing for a reconsideration either on Monday or Tuesday. We must act this weekend to stop Fast Track for good—as it could pave the way for corporations to overturn nurse-to-patient ratios, for medication costs to skyrocket, and other public health threats. More »

Don Nielsen - Part 4 - SB466 - CA Board Sunset

Don Nielsen - Part 4 - SB466 - CA Board Sunset

Part 4 of Legislative conversation with Don Nielsen, Director of Government Relations for CNA. Don talks about a "Sunset" provision that might do away with the California Board of Nursing. Interesting! More »

CNA’s Don Nielsen - Part 3 - AB305 - Gender Bias Compensation

CNA’s Don Nielsen - Part 3 - AB305 - Gender Bias Compensation

Part 3 of Don Nielsen, Director of Government Relations for California Nurses Association. Don explains AB305, Gender Bias Compensation bill. More »

Securing Retirement Security

Securing Retirement Security

The Multiemployer Pension Reform Act is just the latest window into an insidious broader agenda: the assault on all retirement programs, from Social Security to employer-sponsored pension plans, that threaten to mire millions of people in poverty in their post-work years. More »

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