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 Congressional women of color

Nurses Stand in Solidarity with Congressional Women of Color

As a union that represents registered nurses who see the consequences of threats to the health and safety of our patients, National Nurses United (NNU) is alarmed and appalled at the rising tone of attacks on four inspiring women of color emanating from the White House and its supporters.

Bonnie Castillo/ NNU Executive Director
July 18, 2019

Medicare For AllHealth and Safety

• Veterans Affairs

Nationwide

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Accept No Substitutes

As the House Ways and Means Committee prepares to hold an influential hearing Wednesday on HR 1384, the Medicare for All bill authored by Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Debbie Dingell, with 112 House cosponsors, news reports remind us every day of why the bill is so necessary.

Bonnie Castillo, RN, Executive Director of National Nurses United
June 11, 2019
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Is Medicare for All ‘disruptive’? Not more than medical bankruptcy or death

David Wichmann, CEO of the corporate giant UnitedHealth Group, recently cautioned against the “wholesale disruption” of American health care, should Medicare for All be enacted. There’s something surreal about a man who earned $18.1 million in 2018 warning that changing the deadly, unfixable health care system that made him rich—would be too jarring.

Bonnie Castillo, RN, Executive Director of National Nurses United
May 30, 2019
Medicare for All PhRMA Action in Washington DC

The health care corporate execs can’t hold back this tide for Medicare for All

If you still wonder about the growing popularity of the movement for Medicare for All, consider this simple question @AllOnMedicare, one of the more

Jean Ross, RN
May 8, 2019
What Nurses Really Wants

This Nurses Week, all the pizza in the world won’t make up for our employers’ lack of respect

Each year, there’s a special week to honor America’s most trusted profession: nurses! We become nurses because it’s our calling, and we do it for our patients, not for accolades. But we also know that the oath we take to help and heal all people — is constantly hindered by employers who cut corners to boost profits. And that makes management’s “We appreciate you!” box of Krispy Kremes during Nurses Week fall a bit flat.

Bonnie Castillo , Executive Director of National Nurses United