Health and Safety Press Releases

Submitted by ADonahue on March 17, 2022
Group of nurses inside hospital hold signs "Patients First in the Hospital"

UCLA nurses to protest overcrowding in hospitals

Registered nurses at UCLA will rally on Wednesday, March 1, outside Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical to demand that management end the unsafe practice of placing ER patients in hallway beds and squeezing two patients into single-occupancy rooms.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
February 27, 2023

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Ventura County nurses and health care professionals to hold vigil highlighting issues that jeopardize patient care

Registered nurses and health care professionals who work with the County of Ventura in Ventura, Calif., will hold a vigil to demand county management address ongoing staffing and retention problems which have intensified over the past few months and jeopardize patient care,

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
February 24, 2023

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Concord nurses to hold informational picket about staffing crisis

Registered nurses at the John Muir Behavioral Health Center in Concord, Calif., will hold an informational picket on to raise awareness of chronic understaffing and high turnover rates at the hospital.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
January 20, 2023

Group of nurses outside of The Whitehouse hold signs calling for permanent protection Covid measures

National Nurses United applauds OSHA for sending Covid-19 permanent standard for health care workers to OMB for review, urges OMB to take prompt action

A permanent standard would require employers to protect nurses and other health care workers from occupational exposure to Covid-19.

National Nurses United
December 8, 2022

2 nurses outside hold signs "Safe Staffing Now"

Tri-City nurses to hold press conference to protest critical short staffing levels and patient care concerns

Nurses have been demanding that hospital administrators address the chronic and widespread problem of short staffing that causes delays in care and potentially puts patients at risk.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
November 16, 2022

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Increased RSV infections are not due to “immunity debt,” but failure to protect public health

The increases in pediatric respiratory syncytial virus infections and related hospitalizations are not due to an “immunity debt” created by masking and stay-at-home orders issued during the Covid-19 pandemic. So-called immunity debt is a flawed conjecture that is not based on science.

National Nurses United
November 14, 2022

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National Nurses United sends letter demanding information on hospitals’ preparedness to care for patients with Ebola virus

The letter was sent to facilities across the nation where more than 180,000 NNU nurses work, asking that they provide information about planning, employee training, screening, patient placement, staffing, infection prevention, and more.

National Nurses United
October 12, 2022

Nurses outside hospital hold signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

National Nurses United urges CDC to strengthen protections for nurses and other health care workers

NNU sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stating that recent infection control guidance updates will result in decreased protection for nurses, other health care workers, and patients.

National Nurses United
September 29, 2022

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VA nurses in Augusta join Atlanta and Tuscaloosa RNs to demand VA leadership address persistent patient-safety care concerns

RNs say chronic short-staffing, a years-long contract dispute, and retention problems hurt veterans.

National Nurses United
August 30, 2022

Nurses holds signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

Nurses disappointed in DC Circuit Court’s decision to deny petition ordering OSHA to retain emergency standard and issue permanent standard to protect health care workers against Covid-19

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied the emergency petition filed by NNU and other labor organizations and unions.

National Nurses United
August 26, 2022