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 Nurses at UChicago Medicine Ingalls

Landslide Victory for Nurses at UChicago Medicine Ingalls

Registered nurses at UChicago Medicine Ingalls in Harvey, Illinois, a south suburb of Chicago, have voted by a landslide to join National Nurses Organizing Committee/ National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU).

National Nurses Organizing Committee
October 3, 2019
UCMC nurses

Registered Nurses to Return to University of Chicago Medical Center Saturday Morning Despite Lockout

Registered nurses will return to University of Chicago Medical Center tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 21, ready to go to work. They will be accompanied by community members, patients, and faith leaders who are expressing their solidarity with the nurses, announced National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United. The nurses expect to be locked out of work by hospital management.

National Nurses Organizing Committee
September 20, 2019
University of Chicago Medical Center RNs

University of Chicago Medical Center RNs to Hold One-Day Strike Over Patient Care and Safety Concerns

Registered nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) will hold a one-day strike on Sept. 20, 2019 to highlight their concerns about patient care at the hospital, announced National Nurses United Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) today. The nurses say chronic short staffing across the hospital, forced on-call hours, and nurses working outside of their areas of expertise puts patient safety at risk.

National Nurses Organizing Committee
September 10, 2019
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

Illinois

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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National Press on Chicago Rally to Tax Wall St.

Ntional Nurses cover of Chicago Trib.

National Nurses grace the cover of the Chicago Tribune 2 days before NATO summit, calling for Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street transactions.


A coalition of nurses’ unions is calling for a “Robin Hood” tax on Wall Street, which they say could generate up to $350 billion a year, in the first major protest ahead of NATO summit in Chicago.

Their pitch: impose a tax of 50 cents on every $100 of trades of stocks, bonds, dividends and other financial transactions, which are not currently taxed. The U.S. would join more than a dozen other nations that already have a financial transaction tax, according to National Nurses United (NNU).

"I've been asked many, many times ... 'What are you doing here as nurses? ... What do you have to do with the economy?'" Karen Higgins, a registered nurse and co-president of NNU, said to the crowd in Chicago's Daley Plaza.

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