Health and Safety Press Releases

Submitted by ADonahue on March 17, 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

• CNA

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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

• NNU

Female Scientist in Lab

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

• NNU

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

• NNU

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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

• Veterans Affairs

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

• NNU

Four nurses outside with raised fists hold signs "Staff Up for Safe Care"

VA nurses in Tuscaloosa join Augusta and Atlanta 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 23, 2022

• Veterans Affairs

Two nurses inside hospital hold signs "Staff Up For Safe Care"

RNs at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, part of mega chain CommonSpirit Health, alert community members to persistently unsafe conditions at facility

They are asking residents to help them win improvements in care by contacting the hospital Chief Nursing Officer.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
August 3, 2022

• CNA, • NNU

Group on nurses inside hospital hold raised fists

Santa Monica nurses to hold an informational picket to demand safe patient care

Registered nurses at Providence Saint John’s Health Center will hold an informational picket to protest the administration’s refusal to address chronic short staffing, which jeopardizes patient safety.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
July 29, 2022

Three nurses outside with raised fists hold signs "Staff Up for Safe Care"

Brooksville’s Oak Hill Hospital nurses will rally for staff recruitment, retention, and patient safety

Oak Hill RNs say dangerous conditions in their hospital necessitate immediate action to protect patient care and safety, and safe staffing is the solution.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
June 6, 2022

• NNOC, • NNU