Nurses hold signs "We are here for our patients"

Chicago City Council to Pass Resolution Urging Urging Gov. Pritzker and Legislature to Pass Safe Patient Limits Act (H.B. 2604)

Registered nurses with National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) applaud the Chicago City Council, which is expected to pass a resolution on Feb. 19, urging Gov. Pritzker and the Illinois lawmakers to pass the Safe Patient Limits Act (H.B. 2604). This bill mandates minimum nurse-to-patient ratios for every hospital unit at all times.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
February 18, 2020
Woman holds sign "Stop suing patients and families"

Bills introduced to protect patients by reforming Maryland’s epidemic of medical debt lawsuits

Annapolis, Md. – In early February, Maryland state legislators, working with registered nurses, community activists, and consumer advocates, introduced bills in both the Senate and House of Delegates to reform current practices of hospitals suing low-income patients for medical bills that they likely qualify for financial help to pay, and to ensure Marylanders receive the hospital care they need without suffering disastrous financial consequences. Today a coalition of groups issued a new report titled, “Preying on Patients: Maryland’s not-for-profit hospitals and medical debt lawsuits,” which documents the severity of the problem which demands the need for these reforms.

National Nurses United
February 18, 2020
Southern California Hospital nurse

RNs at Southern California Hospital at Culver City to Hold Informational Pickets for Patient Safety

Registered nurses at Southern California Hospital at Culver City (SCHCC) will hold two informational pickets on Wednesday, Feb.

California Nurses Association
February 18, 2020
Nurses pose after ratifying new contract

MarinHealth Medical Center Nurses Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract with Patient Safety Protections

Registered nurses at MarinHealth Medical Center in Greenbrae, Calif. overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract, announced California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) toda

California Nurses Association
February 15, 2020
A nurse using a wireless electronic tablet

Nurses union pressures candidates to spurn donations from coalition that opposes 'Medicare for All'

A nurses union that's long been a major booster of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his signature plan for single-payer health care urged political candidates Wednesday night to reject donations from a powerful coalition of insurance and pharmaceutical companies and hospitals that oppose Medicare For All.

Alice Miranda Ollstein, Politico
February 12, 2020