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Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
Bonnie Castillo, RN and Executive Director of CNA/NNU

As Largest US Nurses Union Goes Through Leadership ‘Shift Change,’ Our Fight is Unwavering

What will happen now that I’ve taken over as the next Executive Director of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United?

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of NNU/CNA
March 13, 2018
NNU Executive Director, RoseAnn DeMoro

Great Leaders Never Retire, They Just Go “On Call”

It was 1986. Registered nurses at the University of California medical centers had just two years earlier won the right to join the California Nurses Association — a soft landing at a time there was little distinction between the monarchial culture of the UC administration and the governance of the CNA, which included many UC nurse managers and educators.

Charles Idelson
March 6, 2018



Janus v. AFSCME

RN Maureen Dugan Talks About Pivotal Union Case Janus v. AFSCME

This week U.S. Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s appointee, is expected to be the deciding vote in the pivotal union case Janus v AFSCME.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
February 28, 2018
Our Union. Our Rights. Our Patients.

7 Reasons Why ‘Janus v. AFSCME’ Supreme Court Case Threatens Safe Patient Care Across U.S.

1. When hospitals cut corners on spending, they cut corners on human lives. From pushing patients out of the hospital while still ill, to stocking lifesaving supplies at a bare minimum, to having no limit on how many patients they assign to one overwhelmed RN, hospitals often make decisions that are good for profits — and bad for people.

National Nurses United
February 21, 2018
Pill bottle

Opioid exposure a real work risk for nurses

The national opioid epidemic has a very real and direct consequence for registered nurses:

National Nurse Magazine
February 15, 2018