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Nurses, Robin Hood, Prepare to Converge on Chicago May 18

Nurses, Robin Hood, Prepare to Converge on Chicago May 18

Will Search for AWOL World Leaders in Colorful March with Plan to Heal U.S. and Global Economies, Joined by Occupy Movement and Broad Coalition of Over 65 Environmental, Labor, Health Groups More »

Judges Not Debating Their Own Health Care

Judges Not Debating Their Own Health Care

With nearly half the Supreme Court justices who will pass judgment on the 2010 healthcare law beyond the age where they have to worry about their access to care, the nation’s leading voice of nurses said today that all Americans should have the same level of security about their health. More »

Nurses: Health Care Crisis Will Continue No Matter How Court Rules

Nurses: Health Care Crisis Will Continue No Matter How Court Rules

As the Supreme Court meets to pass judgment on the 2010 health care law the nation’s largest union and professional association of registered nurses today warned that health care will remain beyond the reach of millions of Americans no matter how the court rules. More »

Robin Hood Will Search City for World Leaders

Robin Hood Will Search City for World Leaders

With world leaders of the G-8 nations fleeing the U.S.’ third largest city by moving their May summit to the rural woods outside Washington, the nation’s largest nurses union will bring Camp David and the G-8 summit back to Chicago for a special event on Friday, May 18. More »

“Robin Hood Tax” Echoing Worldwide

“Robin Hood Tax” Echoing Worldwide

Thousands of Nurses, Activists to March at G8 May 18, Call for Tax on Wall Street, Challenge Austerity Agendas. RNs to be Joined by Healthcare, Community, Global Activists in Chicago to Call for Wall Street Speculation Tax as Starting Point to Address Economic Crisis. —NNU Press Release, 02/27/12 More »

Largest National Nurses Union Opposes Mandatory Flu Vaccination as Condition of Employment

Largest National Nurses Union Opposes Mandatory Flu Vaccination as Condition of Employment

Hospital-based registered nurses, who are members of National Nurses United, will make a statement before the Health and Human Services National Vaccine Advisory Committee in a public forum on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. NNU, with 170,000 RN members, is the largest professional association and union of direct-care registered nurses in the United States, with more than 95 percent of the nurses working in acute-care hospitals. —NNU Press Release, 02/08/12 More »

New Study Shows Dramatic Revenue Potential from a Wall Street Tax

New Study Shows Dramatic Revenue Potential from a Wall Street Tax

A robust tax on Wall Street transactions would raise far more revenue – as much as 17 times as much – than more limited proposals, even accounting for the worst case scenarios of reduced trading as a result of a tax. That’s the findings of an important new research brief from prominent University of Massachusetts Amherst economists Robert Pollin and James Heintz. —NNU Press Release, 01/09/12 More »

‘A Nightmare on Wall Street’ – Nurses Premiere New Video

‘A Nightmare on Wall Street’ – Nurses Premiere New Video

Kicking off the new year in which the ongoing economic crisis will continue to plague millions of American families, the nation’s largest nurses’ organization today unveiled a dramatic short video, “A Nightmare on Wall Street” to renew the push for a tax on Wall Street speculation to raise critically needed funds to heal America. More »

National RNs to Newt: ‘We Know Nurses, You are Not a Nurse;’ Largest RN Organization on Gingrich

National RNs to Newt: ‘We Know Nurses, You are Not a Nurse;’ Largest RN Organization on Gingrich

The nation’s largest organization of registered nurses today ridiculed Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s attempts to excuse his ethics violations and callous treatment of his wives because he was feeling the same exhaustion experienced by many nurses. “I know nurses. I work with nurses every day. You, Mr. Gingrich, are not a nurse,” said RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director the 170,000 member National Nurses United, a non-partisan organization of the 99 percent which has not endorsed any candidate for President. —NNU Press Release, 12/15/11 More »

Nurses Top Gallup Poll on Honesty, Ethics – Again

Nurses Top Gallup Poll on Honesty, Ethics – Again

It’s time to put nurses in the Hall of Fame. For the 12th time in 13 years, nurses have earned top honors in the annual Gallup poll on ethics and honesty. —Press Release, 12/12/11 More »

US Nurses Stand by UK Nurses, Public Workers - Rallies in Six US Cities Nov. 30

US Nurses Stand by UK Nurses, Public Workers - Rallies in Six US Cities Nov. 30

With up to two million British workers expected to join the biggest strike in the United Kingdom in a generation Wednesday, Nov. 30, the largest union of registered nurses in the U.S. announced today that it will hold support rallies for British nurses and other workers in six U.S. cities Wednesday. —NNU Press Release, 11/28/11 More »

Up to two million public sector workers on strike this week

Up to two million public sector workers on strike this week

UK--This Wednesday (30 November) will see up to two million public sector workers including teachers, nurses, probation officers, civil servants, cleaners, paramedics and dinner ladies taking part in the TUC day of action in what could be the biggest strike in a generation. —TUC Press Release, 11/28/11 More »

Nurses Joining Students, Occupy Movement, other Labor Unions, to Demand Wall Street Tax 11/17

Nurses Joining Students, Occupy Movement, other Labor Unions, to Demand Wall Street Tax 11/17

From Washington D.C. to California registered nurse members of National Nurses United (NNU) will join protests alongside students, consumer advocates, Occupy participants, environmental groups and other labor unions Thursday to send a message from Main Street - the time for Wall Street to pay back is long overdue. —Press Release, 11/16/11 More »

After Campaign by Nurses, Allies, Obama Shifts Stance on Financial Transaction Tax

After Campaign by Nurses, Allies, Obama Shifts Stance on Financial Transaction Tax

On a day 2,000 people marched on the White House and Treasury Department, one of four major actions led by National Nurses United (NNU) following months of actions by nurses and allies, the Obama administration appeared to send signals Thursday of shifting away from its opposition to a tax on financial transactions (FTT). —Press Release, 11/04/11 More »

Unions vs. Big Banks: Rally for tax to create jobs and fight poverty

Unions vs. Big Banks: Rally for tax to create jobs and fight poverty

Oxfam - As world leaders gather this week for the G20 Summit in Cannes, France, activists around the world are calling for a Robin Hood Tax to make Wall Street pay for their role in the economic meltdown. The tax would raise much needed support to create jobs, protect public services, and fight poverty and climate change. —Press Release, 11/02/11 More »

Nurses to Send Message to President Obama Nov. 3, March on Treasury Department, G-20

Nurses to Send Message to President Obama Nov. 3, March on Treasury Department, G-20



With a growing international call for a tax on financial transactions to heal global economies, National Nurses United will bring the demand to the doorstep of the U.S. Treasury Department November 3 calling on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and the Obama administration to get on board, and to end lobbying efforts at home and abroad against a Wall Street tax.

 —Press Release, 10/21/11 More »

RNs Defend their Ground at First Aid Station in Occupy NY

RNs Defend their Ground at First Aid Station in Occupy NY

New York - Legendary civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson joined with nurses from National Nurses United and Occupy Wall Street volunteer medics Monday night to defend, for the second time in four days, the city's only medical aid station for the Occupy Wall Street protesters. —Press Release, 10/18/11 More »

Nurses to Set Up First Aid Station for Occupy Wall Street

Nurses to Set Up First Aid Station for Occupy Wall Street

New York – The nation’s largest organization of nurses today announced it will set up a first aid station Friday to provide basic medical assistance to participants in the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, an effort that will be expanded to other cities where protests continue. —Press Release, 10/13/11 More »

U.S. Nurses to Join RNs From Across Globe at G-20 Summit to Press for Financial Transaction Tax

U.S. Nurses to Join RNs From Across Globe at G-20 Summit to Press for Financial Transaction Tax

When world leaders gather for the G20 summit in France early next month to discuss the worsening global economic crisis, they will get some extra advice from nurses around the world, thanks to an international effort initiated by National Nurses United (NNU) and the global union federation Public Services International (PSI). —Press Release, 10/13/11 More »

Nurses File Federal Charges to Sanction Sutter Corporation for Illegal Lockout to Harm RN Rights

Nurses File Federal Charges to Sanction Sutter Corporation for Illegal Lockout to Harm RN Rights

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United filed formal federal charges late Tuesday that Sutter corporation through its hospital affiliates conducted an illegal lockout following a one-day strike last month that violated the legal rights of Sutter RNs. —Press Release, 10/05/11 More »

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