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Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
Nurses from 25 countries

Nurses from 25 countries unite to demand “People and the planet over profits!”

Save one life, you’re a hero. Save a hundred lives, you’re a nurse. Gather together six continent’s worth of union nurse leaders — and you’re a force of healing that can change the world!

Bonnie Castillo , Executive Director of National Nurses United
RN Tim Thomas

California hospitals have spent decades delaying seismic upgrades. What’s the human cost?

One moment, Tim Thomas, an operating room registered nurse at northern California’s Watsonville Community Hospital, was talking with a colleague, in a hospital office. The next moment, he had been thrown from his chair. Books flew from shelves, and as the building twisted, its door locks activated.

Bonnie Castillo , Executive Director of National Nurses United
August 19, 2019
 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

Nurses holding signs

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
Bottle of pills

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