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RNs to Rally in Chicago Feb. 22 in Protest over Supreme Court Case to Be Heard - Seen as Threat to Patient Care and Corporate Attack on Worker, Union Rights

Registered nurses, joined by unions, healthcare workers and community allies, will hold a public rally on Thursday, February 22 in Chicago in advance of a Supreme Court hearing they say would severely jeopardize the ability of nurses who work in public health settings to advocate for safe patient care.

National Nurses United
February 16, 2018
Daniel Biss with nurses

National Nurses United Endorses Senator Daniel Biss For Governor of Illinois

National Nurses United (NNU), the nation's largest and fastest growing union of registered nurses with more than with 150,000 RNs across the country, including 6,500 in Illinois, today announced its endorsement of Senator Daniel Biss for Governor.

National Nurses Organizing Committee - Illinois
January 22, 2018
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

Reclaim Chicago Hits The Streets To Get Out The Vote For Progressive Candidates

Reclaim Chicago hit the streets Tuesday to get-out-the-vote for their endorsed candidates, which include U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for president and Kim Foxx for Cook County State's Attorney.

Michael Joyce, Progress Illinois
March 21, 2016
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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Bud Billiken Parade


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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