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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NNU announced its support for the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our PACT Act, a bill that would expand VA services to the 3.5 million United States veterans who faced toxic burn pit exposure during their military service.