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Hannah Drummond testifying in front of Senate hearing

Union nurse speaks out at U.S. Senate field hearing on the dangers of corporate greed in health care

At this field hearing of the Primary Health and Retirement Security Subcommittee of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee, Hannah Drummond, RN, was featured among several witnesses speaking to the ways corporate greed endangers patient care and health care workers.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
April 3, 2024

VA nurses marching with signs "VA nurses deserve respect now"

RNs applaud the reintroduction of the VA Employee Fairness Act

NNU applauds Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) reintroduction of the VA Employee Fairness Act this week. The bill, which grants full collective bargaining rights to RNs and other clinicians in the Veterans Health Administration is an essential part of ensuring that our nation’s heroes receive the highest quality care possible.

National Nurses United
March 22, 2024

NNU and NYSNA President Nancy Hagans in front of microphone

NNU and NYSNA President Nancy Hagans, RN, testifies in support of federal ratios legislation at Senate field hearing

National Nurses United and New York State Nurses Association President Nancy Hagans, RN, testified today at a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in support of federal legislation supporting mandatory minimum nurse to patient ratios.

National Nurses United
October 27, 2023

Senator Bernie Sanders at podium

Union nurses to join Bernie Sanders for virtual town hall about safe nurse-to-patient ratios

A panel of nurses including elected union leadership and actively striking nurses will discuss safe nurse-to-patient ratios, how ratios improve patient care and working conditions, and why ratios are proven as the best solution to the national nurse staffing crisis.

National Nurses United
September 13, 2023

Rally outside DC Capitol building for Medicare for All legislation introduction

Medicare for All bill applauded by National Nurses United

Nurses across the country applaud the reintroduction of Medicare for All legislation in Congress by Sen. Bernie Sanders in the U.S. Senate and Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Rep. Debbie Dingell in the U.S. House of Representatives.

National Nurses United
May 17, 2023

NNU President Jean Ross in front of podium

National Nurses United applauds paid leave legislation

The FAMILY Act would establish the first national paid family and medical leave program in the country, ensuring that every worker has access to paid leave for every serious medical event, each time it is needed.

National Nurses United
May 17, 2023

NNU logo

Nurses commemorate nurses week in lobbying blitz on Capitol Hill

Hundreds of bedside nurses from across the country began online lobbying visits in Washington, D.C. today with their federal members of Congress and senators, urging their legislators to confront the staffing crisis in hospitals across the country.

National Nurses United
May 3, 2023

Sign "VA Nurses Deserve Respect Now"

RNs applaud as momentum grows to pass the VA Employee Fairness Act

National Nurses United is pleased to announce that more than 202 members of congress have co-sponsored the VA Employee Fairness Act of 2021 introduced by Rep. Mark Takano.

National Nurses United
September 26, 2022

Nurse holds sign "Nurses & Veterans Stand Together"

NNU Applauds Senate Passage of Toxic Exposure Legislation Expanding Health Care for Veterans

The SFC Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act expands VA health care and benefits to 3.5 million veterans exposed to toxins.

National Nurses United
June 16, 2022

Two nurses kneeling in hospital hallway

Tulsa mass shooting emphasizes need for health care violence prevention bill

Yet another tragic mass shooting demonstrates the importance of legislation currently in the U.S. Senate that would provide substantial safety protection for our nation’s health care workers, patients, and their families.

National Nurses United
June 2, 2022