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National Nurses United In Illinois

 Nurse-to-Patient Staffing Legislation to Ensure Patient Safety

RNs Call on Illinois Lawmakers to Support Gold-Standard Nurse-to-Patient Staffing Legislation to Ensure Patient Safety

Registered nurses from across Illinois will gather in Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 to encourage state legislators to cosponsor and support the Hospital Patient Protection Act, which mandates minimum nurse-to-patient ratios for every hospital unit at all times.

National Nurses United
February 25, 2019
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

Event Canceled - Medicare For All Town Hall Featuring Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

The recently formed Medicare for All Coalition will hold a town hall with U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D, IL-9) at Sullivan High School, 6631 N Bosworth Ave, Chicago, on Monday, November, 26, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm. The public is welcome.

National Nurses United
November 23, 2018
Respect Nurses, Protect Patients

Additional 350 Registered Nurses at University of Chicago Medical Center Vote to Join National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United

An additional 350 registered nurses at University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) voted overwhelmingly this week to join National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU). The nurses will join the same bargaining unit as the 1,800 other UCMC registered nurses who are already part of NNOC/NNU.

National Nurses United
November 9, 2018
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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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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ILLINOIS
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