Bonnie Castillo, RN, executive director of National Nurses United

Nurses Send Petition to Congress Demanding Immediate Protections During COVID-19 Outbreak

National Nurses United, the largest union of registered nurses, sent a petition to the US Congress today with a quarter of a million signatures demanding that Congress ensure that nurses and health care workers are immediately given the protections they need to avoid exposure to COVID-19.

National Nurses United
March 23, 2020
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Union Workers in the Building Trades Donate Masks to Nurses Amidst Government Inaction

Today, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), an alliance of fourteen affiliated unions collectively representing over 3 million skilled craft professionals in the building and constructio

National Nurses United and North America’s Building Trades Unions
March 23, 2020
Nurse holding precaution demands sign

Nurses: California Needs to Do More on Protective Gear

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today called on California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state officials to sharply escalate steps to get immediately personal protective equipment to nurses and other health care workers.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
March 21, 2020

Another deadly consequence of climate change: The spread of dangerous diseases

With President Trump’s decision on U.S. participation in the Paris climate accords expected in the next few days, there has been widespread discussion of the many consequences that climate change will have for us and our children, including extreme weather events, displacement of people, submergence of lands and devastation to our oceans.

By Brian Deese and Ronald A. Klain, The Washington Post

Zika Cases in Puerto Rico Are Skyrocketing

The Zika epidemic that has spread from Brazil to the rest of Latin America is now raging in Puerto Rico — and the island’s response is in chaos.

Donald G. McNeil Jr., The New York Times
August 3, 2016

First Zika-linked birth defects detected in Colombia

Researchers have found Colombia's first cases of birth defects linked to the Zika virus, Nature has learned — which are likely forerunners of a widely anticipated wave of Zika-related birth defects in the country.

Declan Butler, Nature

The UN recently declared “the greatest and most urgent global risk.”

The UN recently declared “the greatest and most urgent global risk.” And it may surprise you to know that threat is antimicrobial resistance.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
February 1, 2017

The Precautionary Principle is Paramount

More than two years after the West African Ebola outbreak panicked the globe, Ebola news made headlines again when researchers found evidence suggesting that the deadly virus lingers in people’s lungs.

Bonnie Castillo, RN, Director of RN Response Network and Health & Safety at NNU
January 17, 2017

National Nurses United launches premiere Health & Safety Division

Recently, National Nurses United launched the Nurses Health & Safety Campaign. This project is a network of nurses and allies, committed to collectively advocating for nurse health and safety.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
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