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Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
Nurses and community members rally for clean water

RNs Fight to Protect Florida’s Drinking Water

National Nurses United RNs are fighting to protect Florida’s drinking water with a ban on all forms of fracking for oil or natural gas in the state.

National Nurses Organizing Committee
February 6, 2019

Marching for medicare for all

Giant steps – the next stage in the fight for Medicare for All

The long journey toward transforming our health care system to ensure that all our nation’s people get the care they need is entering its next major phase.

Zenei Cortez, RN
January 24, 2019

Patients Deserver Safe Staffing

Nurses in California Celebrate 15 Years of Life Saving RN to Patient Ratios Law

California’s historic first-in-the-nation safe staffing ratios, sponsored by the California Nurses Association, took 13 years to win.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
January 8, 2019

Nurses rally to win Medicare for All

2019: The Year of Medicare for All

Behind all of the disheartening statistics found in the current for-profit syustem are real people, enduring pain and suffering that should be unacceptable in the wealthiest country on earth.

Zenei Cortez, RN, Co-President of National Nurses United
January 2, 2019

Ben Day, Executive Director for Healthcare NOW

An Interview with Executive Director for Healthcare NOW Ben Day

Ben Day is no stranger to the National Single Payer movement. He currently serves as Executive Director of Healthcare NOW and prior to taking on this role he was the Executive Director of MASS-Care, the Massachusetts Campaign for Single Payer Health Care, for eight years.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
December 4, 2018

Nurse protesting

Nurses Condemn Use of Tear Gas on Asylum-Seeking Families

Vomiting, blurred vision, shortness of breath, coughing, sneezing, tearing, difficulty swallowing, temporary blindness, pain — and in documented cases: 

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of NNU/CNA
November 27, 2018

Mary-Jane Perry, RN

RNs Skip Thanksgiving to Provide Aid and Relief to Camp Fire Victims

When Mary-Jane Perry’s four children and husband sit down for Thanksgiving with the grandparents in Sacramento, the registered nurse won’t be dishing up the turkey.

National Nurses United
November 23, 2018

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RNRN medical mission team in Guatemala

As Doors Close on Central American Immigrants RNRN Conducts Medical Mission in Guatemala

On June 3, 2018, the Volcan de Fuego, one of Guatemala’s many active volcanoes, exploded with catastrophic consequences. The disaster left more than 3000 people displaced, 332 people dead and 246 people missing.

National Nurses United
November 12, 2018

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Love It! Improve It! Medicare For All!

What the midterms taught us: A ‘PEOPLE’S WAVE’ is rising. And we WILL win Medicare for All.

From record voter turnout — to mass grassroots door knocking, phone banking and volunteering, the win the pundits overlooked is the win of a rising “people’s wave.” This mass movement, a rebuke to the corporate agenda, is not beholden to election cycles or candidates, but rather to the issues themselves, from health care; to environmental, racial and economic justice; to voting rights.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director, National Nurses United
November 8, 2018

Hopkins RNs Unite!

As Johns Hopkins Hospital keeps up union busting the National Labor Relations Board steps in.

Last month we shared the story of RN’s from Johns Hopkins Hospital declaring their intent to organize a union with National Nurses United, the nation’s largest organization of Registered Nurses.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
November 7, 2018