National Nurses United In Illinois

Large group of nurses inside hospital hold sign "Staff Up for Safe Care"

Cook County nurses to protest management’s targeting of nurse leaders instead of focusing on improving patient care

Nurses also announced that they will be filing a formal complaint over this issue, called an unfair labor practice charge (ULP), with the Illinois Labor Relations Board.

National Nurses Organizing Committee
December 8, 2022

Hand holding sign "Safe Staffing Saves Lives"

Chicago nurses hold protest for patient safety

Registered nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, will hold an action to highlight their patient safety concerns including short-staffing, RN and other staff vacancies, and lack of educational resources create unsafe patient care conditions.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
September 13, 2022


Nurses holding sign: "Patients First in the hospital"

Hines VA nurses and health care worker unions to hold action and press conference during Nurses Week, noon, May 12

Unions that represent Chicago’s Edward J. Hines, Jr. VA Hospital registered nurses, psychiatrists, physicians, license practice nurses, health care technicians, and other employees, will hold an action and press conference on Thursday, May 12, at noon.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
May 10, 2022

• Veterans Affairs

Large group of nurses inside hospital hold signs "Save Lives" and "Patients First"

Veterans Health nurses hold action, deliver petition to demand needed leave policies to protect veteran patients

Chicago-area nurses will hold an action to protest inadequate Covid leave policies that they say jeopardize their veteran patients by pushing or encouraging nurses to come to work sick.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
February 11, 2022

• Veterans Affairs, • NNOC, • NNU

Nurses outside Community First Medical Center hold signs calling for safety

Registered nurses at Community First Medical Center reach tentative agreement

Registered nurses at Community First Medical Center in Chicago are proud to have reached a tentative agreement on their first union contract.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
October 26, 2021


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
January 12, 2017