Gender Justice Blog

Submitted by ADonahue on November 12, 2021
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Caring with pride

As Pride month comes to a close, we recognize a critical aspect of the work that registered nurses do throughout the year to support LGBTQ+ health: allowing patients to wholly be themselves.

National Nurses United
June 28, 2021

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As Covid cases continues to surge, nurses fight gender bias in California labor law

Nurses often have to jump through hoops — while sick or hurt — to receive paid time off for work-related illnesses or injuries. And after all that effort, nurses can be denied coverage.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of National Nurses United
February 10, 2021

At this weekend’s women’s marches

Nurses are marching for change

Unionism and feminism go hand in hand. Just ask union nurses. Our women-dominated profession stands up against a billion-dollar health care industry every single day, and using our collective power, we win critical protections in our union contract — from fair wages and benefits, to protection from workplace harassment and violence.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of National Nurses United
January 17, 2020

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
September 20, 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

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RN in El Paso

Answering the Call — Registered Nurses Provide Critical Care to Migrant Families

Nurses know that symptoms are indications of a deeper problem. A mother crying over bus tickets is a symptom. “It was just the last straw for her,” said Maria Rojas, RN and a Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) volunteer who recently spent three days at Casa Alitas, a Catholic Community Services shelter in Tucson, Ariz., providing medical care to migrant families and asylum seekers recently released from federal detention. Rojas found the woman sobbing outside the shelter office.

RN Response Network
April 2, 2019

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Volunteers with NNU’s disaster relief project, the RN Response Network, assess California wildfire damage.

On International Women’s Day, Let’s Honor the ‘Caring Professions’ for What They Are: Warriors

When the deadliest wildfire in California history wiped an entire city off the map last November, volunteer registered nurses cancelled their Thanksgiving plans, strapped on respirators

National Nurses United
March 8, 2019