Registered nurses know that gender justice is fundamental to our ability to effectively advocate for patients, demand safe workplaces, and build healthy unions. Social well-being depends on care work that has historically been performed by women and gender-oppressed people. Nurses’ fight for gender justice is a fight for equity of opportunity, conditions, safety, collectivity, health, and dignity for all people regardless of gender. Read more ».
Learn about gender terms, health disparities and health determinants in sexual and gender minorities, and more.
This CE class will examine the connections between attacks on LGBTQ rights and reproductive rights, review the overwhelming evidence that reproductive and gender-affirming health care are lifesaving care, and consider how reproductive, gender, and racial health disparities make the fight for health care justice integral to gender and racial justice.
Labor Day is a chance to reflect on and celebrate workers, the people who get things done and keep our society running. Nurses know firsthand just how much work goes into giving birth for our patients, especially if we’re labor and delivery nurses or parents ourselves.
Without our advocacy in coalition with patients and marginalized communities, the U.S. corporate health care industry and government will continue to fail people.
As a union of health care providers dedicated to advocating for the best interests of our patients, National Nurses United opposes any efforts to restrict our patients’ control and choices over their own health care and their own bodies.
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
The hard truth of the matter is that this decision allows state legislators to deprive women of control over their own bodies and destiny.
Employers, lawmakers, and society at large have systematically devalued care work. As nursing is historically characterized as “women’s work,” nurses pay a “care penalty” resulting in unfair wages and unsafe working conditions that threaten our very lives.
National Nurses United President Jean Ross explains how union contracts ensure equal pay for every person regardless of gender.