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National Nurses United In Illinois

Nurses holds signs "Racial Justice Now" and "Protect Nurses"

Registered nurses at Hines VA to rally over concerns of patient safety and systemic racism and discrimination

Registered nurses at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital will hold a rally on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 to alert the public to patient safety concerns and the systemic racism and discrimination in nursing assignments, announced National Nurses United today.

National Nurses United
September 22, 2020

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• Veterans Affairs

Illinois

Nurse holds sign "Racial Justice Now"

President Preckwinkle’s Budget Proposal Closes Southside Clinics and Hospitals

With the recently announced closure of Mercy Hospital, cuts to services at Holy Cross and Jackson Park hospitals, and new threats to discontinue emergency services at Provident Hospital, labor and community organizations will hold a protest Friday Aug. 28 to decry Cook County’s austerity proposals as an affront to Black communities.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
August 27, 2020
Nurses rally for racial equality

National Nurses United on Trump’s Dispatch of Federal Troops: Send Aid Instead for Confronting Virus, Economic Crisis

National Nurses United joins with labor and community activists across Chicago to condemn the Trump Administration decision to dispatch militarized federal troops to Chicago, instead of the critical support Chicago, like other American cities, needs in the face of an exploding pandemic and worsening economic crisis.

National Nurses United
July 25, 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

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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Illinois/NNOC/NNU
National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
850 W. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 750
Chicago, IL 60607
T. 312-491-4900
F. 312-491-9614
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