Health and Safety Press Releases

Submitted by ADonahue on March 17, 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

Group of three nurses outside Mission Hospital hold sign "Patients First"

Mission Hospital nurses to rally for recruiment, retention, and patient safety in Asheville

Mission RNs say dangerous conditions in their hospital necessitate immediate action to protect patient care and safety.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
May 31, 2022

• NNOC, • NNU

Nurse inside hospital hold signs calling for permanent ETS and safe staffing

National Nurses United testifies at OSHA's hearing on occupational exposure to Covid-19 in healthcare settings

NNU urged OSHA to issue permanent standard to protect health care workers from Covid and make improvements to the temporary standard.

National Nurses United
April 28, 2022

• NNU

Large groups of nurses inside hospital hold signs "Staff Up for Safe Care"

National nurse survey reveals significant increases in unsafe staffing, workplace violence, and moral distress

Hospital RNs also reported that their hospitals are still not adequately prepared for a Covid-19 surge. National Nurses United calls on Congress to pass federal safe staffing legislation.

National Nurses United
April 14, 2022

• NNU

Group of nurses outside Sutter hospital with raised fists, holding signs "Patients First" and "Fair Contract Now"

Nurses and health care workers at 15 Sutter facilities to hold one-day strike for safe staffing and health and safety protections

Sutter Health RNs and health care workers have been in negotiations since June 2021 for a new contract, with little to no movement on key issues.

California Nurses Association/Caregivers and Healthcare Employees Union
April 8, 2022

• CNA, • CHEU

Two nurses inside hospital hold signs calling for permanent ETS

DC Circuit Court hears oral arguments urging OSHA to retain emergency standard and issue permanent standard to protect health care workers against Covid-19

NNU argued today before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on behalf of leading national labor organizations and unions representing nurses and health care workers.

National Nurses United
April 4, 2022

Nurse receiving vaccination

Registered nurses call on CDC to prioritize health care workers for second Covid-19 booster shot

NNU sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control calling on the agency to immediately approve a recommendation for a second Covid-19 vaccine booster for nurses and other health care workers.

National Nurses United
March 30, 2022

• NNU

Large group of nurses outside HCA’s Mission Hospital

HCA’s Mission Hospital penalized nearly $30,000 for failing to protect nurses and other health care workers from Covid-19

RNs have been protesting against the unsafe working conditions, including holding a speak-out in February 2022.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
March 23, 2022

• NNOC, • NNU

Group of four nurses inside hospital hold signs "Safe Staffing Now", "Save Lives"

Nurses at 15 Sutter Health facilities to hold informational pickets due to health and safety concerns

Nurses at 15 Sutter Health hospitals across Northern California will hold informational pickets to protest Sutter’s refusal to address RNs’ proposals about staffing, workplace violence, and pandemic readiness.

California Nurses Association/ National Nurses United
March 11, 2022

• CNA

Masked nurse outside holds signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

Nurses challenge new CDC metric on latest Covid-19 safety rollback

NNU criticized the latest rollback of Covid-19 safety guidelines as a serious risk for prolonging the spread of the pandemic and is calling on the Biden Administration and the CDC to reverse the new guidelines.

National Nurses United
February 28, 2022

• NNU