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Nurses Join Rep. Pelosi, Senators Schumer and Sanders for “Hands Off Medicare” Press Conf

Nurses Join Rep. Pelosi, Senators Schumer and Sanders for “Hands Off Medicare” Press Conf

Registered nurses will join House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, along with seniors and activists for a press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 7, announcing the delivery of more than one million petition signatures demanding that President Elect Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell keep their hands off the American people’s earned Medicare benefits. —National Nurses United, 12/06/16 More »

First Broad Post-Election Rally – Thursday, DC

First Broad Post-Election Rally – Thursday, DC

Sen. Bernie Sanders will join with a broad array of labor, environmental, healthcare, consumer and other advocacy groups in Washington DC Thursday, November 17, to promote a people’s agenda and a common commitment to stepping up grassroots mobilizations for economic and social justice and equality as the incoming Trump administration takes office. —National Nurses United, 11/15/16 More »

First Post-Election Broad Action Coming to DC

First Post-Election Broad Action Coming to DC

A major gathering of labor, environmental, healthcare, consumer and other advocacy groups will rally in Washington November 17 to demand Congress reject the fatally flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership pact whether it is revived in any form in either the lame duck session or the next administration. —National Nurses United, 11/11/16 More »

Broad Action to Rally, Press Congress November 17 To Reject the Trans Pacific Partnership

Broad Action to Rally, Press Congress November 17 To Reject the Trans Pacific Partnership

In the wake of a national election that activists say demonstrates the ever-greater urgency of grassroots mobilization, a major amalgamation of labor, environmental, healthcare, consumer and other advocacy groups will rally in Washington November 17 to demand the lame duck Congress reject the fatally flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership pact. More »

Nurses Urge VA to Work with Them in Good Faith  to Ensure Quality Care for Veterans

Nurses Urge VA to Work with Them in Good Faith to Ensure Quality Care for Veterans

Registered nurses will hold a picket Thursday, August 25, urging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to work with them to ensure quality care at the VA by moving forward with stalled negotiations. —National Nurses United, 08/24/16 More »

National Nurses United Endorses Orange & May for Re-Election to the DC Council

National Nurses United Endorses Orange & May for Re-Election to the DC Council

WASHINGTON, DC-- National Nurses United, the nation's largest organization of registered nurses, today endorsed At-large Councilmember Vincent Orange and Ward 8 Councilmember LaRuby May for re-election to the District of Columbia Council. —National Nurses United, 04/20/16 More »

Nurses to Join Protest Monday Outside the Supreme Court

Nurses to Join Protest Monday Outside the Supreme Court

Nurses from Washington to California will gather on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court Monday morning to warn that a controversial case targeting worker and union rights poses a significant threat to public health, safety and quality of life, warned National Nurses United, the largest U.S. organization of nurses. —National Nurses United, 01/08/16 More »

Nurses Urge Council to Pass Legislation to  Ensure Hospital Safety

Nurses Urge Council to Pass Legislation to Ensure Hospital Safety

Washington, D.C. -- Registered nurses today urged the District of Columbia Council’s Committee on Health and Human Services to promptly pass legislation to ensure that hospitals create plans and take necessary action to protect patients, health care workers, and others from violence in hospitals. More »

Today- Nurse Fired for Union, Patient Advocacy Joins White House Summit on Worker Voice

Today- Nurse Fired for Union, Patient Advocacy Joins White House Summit on Worker Voice

A California registered nurse, fired by a major Los Angeles area hospital for speaking out for union representation and patient protections, will be in the White House Wednesday, is participating in a White House Worker Voice Summit. —National Nurses United, 10/07/15 More »

DC Nurses, Community Leaders Plan Celebration for Medicare’s 50th Anniversary 07/30

DC Nurses, Community Leaders Plan Celebration for Medicare’s 50th Anniversary 07/30

Registered nurses and other community leaders will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid Thursday July 30 with a rally and lobby day in Washington DC. The celebration is part of a national day of action, in over 25 U.S. cities, that calls on policy makers to protect, improve, and expand Medicare to cover all Americans with a single standard of quality care not based on ability to pay. The overall theme is "Medicare is as American as Apple Pie," i.e. to Protect, Improve and Expand (PIE) Medicare to cover everyone. —National Nurses United, 07/23/15 More »

DC Council Committee Passes Key Bill to Protect Hospital Patients with Safe RN Staffing

DC Council Committee Passes Key Bill to Protect Hospital Patients with Safe RN Staffing

Registered nurses who work in hospitals across the District of Columbia applauded a vote today by the District Council’s Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs to approve safe hospital staffing legislation that would improve public safety and protect vulnerable hospital patients. The BCRA committee approved the bill by a vote of 4 to 1. —National Nurses United - Heal DC, 07/07/15 More »

Tentative Pact for Registered Nurses at DC’s Biggest Hospital, Medstar Washington Hospital Center

Tentative Pact for Registered Nurses at DC’s Biggest Hospital, Medstar Washington Hospital Center

Registered nurses at Washington DC’s largest hospital, Medstar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC), reached a tentative agreement with hospital officials Monday on a new collective bargaining contract that achieves significant patient care as well as economic improvements that nurses say will promote RN recruitment and retention. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Washington DC, 06/01/15 More »

Nurses to Demonstrate in DC for Patient Care Bill & Against VA Mgmt Attacks on Patient Advocacy

Nurses to Demonstrate in DC for Patient Care Bill & Against VA Mgmt Attacks on Patient Advocacy

Registered nurses will mark International Nurses’ Day with two actions in the District of Columbia aimed at protecting patients and caregivers. —Global Nurses United/National Nurses United, 05/07/15 More »

Nurses Join Rep. DeLauro to Oppose Fast-Track Authority

Nurses Join Rep. DeLauro to Oppose Fast-Track Authority

Dozens of registered nurses from around the U.S. will join Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), for a news conference Thursday, Feb 26 at noon, to oppose “fast track” authority for the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations that nurses say pose a significant threat to public health and democracy. —National Nurses United, 02/24/15 More »

Today Nurses Hold Vigil, Urge MWHC Execs to Work With Them to Address Problems

Today Nurses Hold Vigil, Urge MWHC Execs to Work With Them to Address Problems

The RNs' strike, and the hospital's subsequent lockout, were preceded by management's refusal to bargain in good faith and continued actions to undermine discussion. In November, hospital executives acted unilaterally, and illegally, in implementing their most recent position and declared an impasse, despite the fact that the registered nurses were ready and willing to continue negotiations with hospital executives to protect quality patient care and safe working conditions. —National Nurses United, 12/30/14 More »

Registered Nurses at Medstar Washington Hospital Center to Hold One-Day Strike December 22

Registered Nurses at Medstar Washington Hospital Center to Hold One-Day Strike December 22

Registered nurses at Washington Hospital Center (MWHC), part of the Medstar Health hospital chain,will hold a one-day strike commencing Monday, Dec. 22 at 7 a.m. and ending Tuesday, Dec. 23. at 6:59 a.m. —National Nurses United, 12/19/14 More »

Senate Asked to Oppose CROmnibus Unless Wall Street Gifts, Wealthy Donors, Pension Attacks Removed

Senate Asked to Oppose CROmnibus Unless Wall Street Gifts, Wealthy Donors, Pension Attacks Removed

Citing fatal flaws in new handouts to Wall Street, wealthy donors, and an attack on the living standards of pensioners, National Nurses United today called on U.S. Senators to oppose the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act (CROmnibus) unless those provisions are removed. —National Nurses United, 12/12/14 More »

Registered Nurses at Medstar Washington Hospital Center Set One-Day Strike for December 22

Registered Nurses at Medstar Washington Hospital Center Set One-Day Strike for December 22

Registered nurses at Medstar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) in the District of Columbia announced today that they plan a one-day strike on December 22. The strike has been announced due to unfair labor practices committed by hospital executives and refusal to fairly address matters of health, safety and equity for patients and nurses. —National Nurses United, 12/11/14 More »

Providence Hospital RNs Cite Patient Care, Economic Gains in First Ever Union Contract

Providence Hospital RNs Cite Patient Care, Economic Gains in First Ever Union Contract

Registered nurses at Providence Hospital have won their first ever collective bargaining agreement in a tentative settlement late Monday night. —National Nurses Organizing Committee, 12/02/14 More »

100,000 RNs to Join Global Ebola Awareness Day Actions Wednesday with Vigils, Rallies, Strikes

100,000 RNs to Join Global Ebola Awareness Day Actions Wednesday with Vigils, Rallies, Strikes

From California to Florida, from the Philippines to Ireland, 100,000 registered nurses are expected to join a wave of actions to call attention to eroding patient care standards in the U.S. and globally that are symbolized by inadequate preparedness for fighting the Ebola virus. —National Nurses United, 11/11/14 More »

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