Sign Up for Updates
A Labor Day Story: Union Nurses Making a Difference

A Labor Day Story: Union Nurses Making a Difference

The positive impact of RNs in the public arena can be traced back to the earliest American nurses. These RNs, who included women like Lillian Wald and Lavinia Dock, saw communities in desperate need and poverty—whether it was from poor sanitation, lack of opportunities for children working in sweatshops, or no access to healthcare. To advocate for their patients’ health, these nurses understood that they needed to advocate for social reform on a broader level; many early 20th century RNs were deeply involved in social movements. Wald and Dock were representative of nurses who expanded the role of RNs in advocating on behalf of the public interest by speaking out on issues such as women's suffrage, child labor law protections, and union and worker's rights. More »

Higher Power: Joining with Pope Francis in the fight for healthcare justice

Higher Power: Joining with Pope Francis in the fight for healthcare justice

Imagine if the tens of millions of nurses in the world start working actively together with the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, 16 percent of the planet’s population, on confronting the health consequences of climate change and environmental degradation. And, jointly pressing all nations – including the most recalcitrant, our own – to accept healthcare as a fundamental human right. More »

Help RNs Hold St. Joseph Health System CEO Accountable For Change

Help RNs Hold St. Joseph Health System CEO Accountable For Change

The registered nurses of St. Joseph Health System have recently released a new report, “Falling From Grace,” on ethical and patient care concerns at SJH hospitals. More »

America celebrates 50 years of Medicare:  Parties, pies, and a rallying cry for change

America celebrates 50 years of Medicare:  Parties, pies, and a rallying cry for change

On July 30, nurses, seniors, elected official, healthcare activists, and more—threw a huge cross-country, 25-city celebration of Medicare’s 50th birthday. Under the rallying cry “Protect! Improve! Expand!” (PIE), it’s no wonder birthday cake gave way to pie on this landmark day, where community fun mixed with moving testimony on Medicare’s role in making healthcare a human right. More »

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 »

 1 2 3 >  Last »