Supported National Legislation
There are no federal mandates regulating the number of patients a registered nurse can care for at one time in U.S. hospitals. This legislation would protect patients and improve health care by setting mandated, minimum, registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratios.
Violence against nurses and other health care workers is a growing epidemic across the United States. This legislation would mandate OSHA to promulgate a standard that would require all covered employers to develop and implement prevention plans to reduce workplace violence incidents.
Nurses are integral to the frontline of the VA health care system and have a duty and right to advocate for their patients. S. 771 and H.R. 1948 would improve patient care in VA hospitals by expanding the collective-bargaining rights of registered nurses and other clinicians employed by the Veterans Health Administration.
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Medicare for All would expand the cost-effective and administratively efficient Medicare program to finance comprehensive, high-quality health care for everybody in the United States. Most importantly, a Medicare for All single-payer system would provide health care based on patient need, not on profit.
The The Richard L. Trumka Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is an important step to protect workers’ rights to organize a union and to stop employers’ attacks so that every worker can organize without fear of retaliation.
National Nurses United is committed to building a broad movement for transformative social change and confronting the powerful interests that dominate our economic and political system. We are proud to support Congressional, state, and local candidates that share nurses’ values of caring, compassion, and community.