National Nurses United In Illinois

Nurses holding signs "Black Lives Matter"

Chicago Rally, March, and Car Caravan to Demand Racial Equity in Health Care

Hundreds of RNs and health care workers will join with Chicago's racial justice leaders this Saturday to demand that Mayor Lori Lightfoot defund the Chicago Police Department and reinvest those dollars into public services that will address glaring inequities in health care access and health care outcomes in communities of color.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
June 26, 2020
Nurses at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital to hold informational picket over safety concerns related to COVID-19 exposure and infection rates

Registered nurses at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital will hold an informational picket to demand management address infection control deficiencies that put patients and nurses at risk for exposure and infection from COVID-19.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
June 24, 2020
Nurses at shift change action

Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center Nurses to Hold Action at Shift Change to Bring Attention to the Dangerous Conditions Faced by Nurses and Patients

To speak out about dangerous patient care conditions, which include inadequate provisions of personal protective equipment (PPE), partially due to a locked and inaccessible stockroom, and dangerously low staffing, registered nurses at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center are holding an action and media availability at 7:45 p.m., April 28, announced National Organizing Committee/National Nurses United...

National Nurses Organizing Committee
April 27, 2020
Nurse in front of VA

Nurses condemn legislation that will endanger Veterans

The 150,000 nurses of National Nurses United—including 11,000 in the Dept. of Veterans Affairs—recently condemned the VA MISSION Act (HR 5674), in a letter to the U.S.

The Chicago Crusader
June 13, 2018

• Veterans Affairs


Nurse on the job injury

Violence against nurses in hospitals not routinely tracked, reported

Violence against nurses in hospitals has become an epidemic. A federal report found 21 percent of nurses report verbal abuse, physical assault, and even rape.

Meghan Dwyer, WGN
November 17, 2017

How hospitals got richer off Obamacare

A decade after the nation’s top hospitals used all their advertising and lobbying clout to keep their tax-exempt status, pointing to their vast givebacks to their communities, they have seen their revenue soar while cutting back on the very givebacks they were touting, according to a POLITICO analysis.

Dan Diamond, Politico
July 17, 2017
Bonnie Castillo, RN and Executive Director of CNA/NNU

As Largest US Nurses Union Goes Through Leadership ‘Shift Change,’ Our Fight is Unwavering

What will happen now that I’ve taken over as the next Executive Director of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United?

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of NNU/CNA
March 13, 2018

Nurses Join Movement to End Illinois Budget Crisis By Taking to the Streets

This Memorial Day weekend, Illinois members of National Nurses United (NNU), including RN Martese Chism, will lace up their walking shoes and prove that “going the extra mile” to stand up for their patients is a promise they take literally.

National Nurses United
May 26, 2017

Nurses Join "Our First Stand: Save Health Care" National Day of Action Jan. 15th

Registered nurses will join actions in over 40 U.S. cities Jan. 15th to demand that the new administration and Congress protect and expand millions of Americans access to healthcare, not cut it.

National Nurses United
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