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Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
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The loss of Roe v. Wade's legal underpinnings, stemming from SCOTUS's Dobbs decision, assaults a woman’s right to choose, and threatens other basic rights

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, Case No. 19-1392, overturning decades of precedent holding that the United States Constitution protects a woman’s right to choose whether to terminate a pregnancy. That precedent came from the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which held that the right to choose was part of the broad constitutional right to privacy. The right to privacy has long been understood to be intertwined with the very concept of personal liberty, which is a core stated purpose of the constitution.

National Nurses United
July 5, 2022

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National Nurses United: Collective Nurse Power Can Ensure Health Justice

National Nurses United affirms our position that unionization and collective nurse power are the best defenses against systemic failures. The recent high-profile case against former nurse RaDonda Vaught has shaken the entire nursing profession, offering important lessons about what it takes to protect patient safety in a corporate health environment.

April 22, 2022

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'Treat us better': Nurses flee hospital jobs because working conditions aren't safe

Nurses are unwilling to risk their licenses or their patients’ lives by working in unsafe conditions.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of National Nurses United
October 11, 2021

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We treat Covid patients. Here's why the 'pandemic of the unvaccinated' narrative is wrong.

As advocates for public health, registered nurses want to be extremely clear: There is no such thing as a pandemic of the unvaccinated.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of National Nurses United
September 7, 2021

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Caring with pride

As Pride month comes to a close, we recognize a critical aspect of the work that registered nurses do throughout the year to support LGBTQ+ health: allowing patients to wholly be themselves.

National Nurses United
June 28, 2021

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Still deadly pandemic is worst time to close a Los Angeles hospital

Amid a still raging Covid-19 pandemic the timing could not be worse for the rush to close another Los Angeles hospital.

Cathy Kennedy, RN
February 12, 2021

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As Covid cases continues to surge, nurses fight gender bias in California labor law

Nurses often have to jump through hoops — while sick or hurt — to receive paid time off for work-related illnesses or injuries. And after all that effort, nurses can be denied coverage.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of National Nurses United
February 10, 2021

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Why I am striking

Everyone in San Joaquin County needs to know why the county’s nurses are striking.

Marisa Lozano, RN
October 9, 2020

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Hundreds of union nurses convene online to call for transformative change

To claim our power, hundreds of nurses came together online Sept. 9–12, along with some incredible activists and allies, during the first-ever virtual convention for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC). The convention, entitled “Year of the nurse,” underscored how deeply our struggles are united, across states, across backgrounds, and even around the world, as we fight for transformative change.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of National Nurses United
September 15, 2020

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A clear choice on labor and workers’ rights in November

There are many reasons nurses believe President Trump is hazardous to our health. And from his abysmal failure to stop the spread of COVID-19 and his authoritarian behavior — to racial justice and police violence, health care, the climate crisis, gender justice, and immigration — critical issues for the November election are lining up.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of National Nurses United
September 6, 2020