Texas

Submitted by ADonahue on October 26, 2022
Large group of nurses outside hold sign "Don't mess with Texas nurses"

Landslide union victory in Texas

In September, nurses at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin in Austin, Texas voted overwhelmingly, with 72 percent in favor, to join National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United. Nurses said they formed a union to win improved patient care standards and strong contracts, and they have seen NNOC/NNU’s proven track record of doing just that in Texas and throughout the country.

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Nurses on picket line, one holds sign "Caution, Unsafe Staffing Inside"

Austin nurses to rally for safer health care for newborns and open heart surgery patients

Nurses say that, as Ascension management builds a new tower for women’s services, the company is failing to safely staff the existing labor and delivery unit and neonatal intensive care unit.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
September 25, 2023

Large group of nurses outside hospital with fists raised, signs that read "Patients are our top priority"

El Paso nurses overwhelmingly ratify new contract with measures to improve patient safety and nurse retention

RNs at The Hospitals of Providence’s Memorial, Sierra, and East Campuses in El Paso, Tex., voted 97.7 percent in favor of ratifying a new three-year contract yesterday, winning protections to improve patient safety and nurse retention.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
September 2, 2023

Large group of nurses hold signs demanding better treatment of nurses and patients by Ascension

Nurses in Wichita and Austin demand Ascension address dual crises of workplace violence and short staffing

Nurses at Ascension hospitals in Wichita, Kansas and Austin, Texas are demanding that Ascension make contractual commitments to address the dual crises of workplace violence and short staffing, which are threatening patient care at the chain’s hospitals.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
August 30, 2023

Group of four nurses outside hospital hold signs "Staff up for safe patient care"

El Paso nurses to hold informational picket urging The Hospitals of Providence to invest in patient safety

Registered nurses at The Hospitals of Providence in El Paso, Texas, will hold an informational picket to protest the administration’s refusal to address RNs’ deep concerns about patient safety due to unsafe staffing and chronic problems with recruitment and retention of nurses.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
August 18, 2023

Rep. Casar being treated by an RN on steps of capitol

Nation’s largest nurses union stands with Rep. Casar in support of heat protections for all workers

NNU stands in solidarity with Texas workers and U.S. Representative Greg Casar, who stood vigil and went on thirst strike today for Texans affected by Governor Abbott’s recent decision to eliminate water break protections.

National Nurses United
July 25, 2023