Press releases

Submitted by oldAdministrator on September 25, 2017

Unionized registered nurses to hold National Day of Action

Thousands of registered nurse members of National Nurses United will hold a national day of action to demand that their employers address the current nationwide staffing crisis by ensuring there is safe staffing on all units at all times and that nurses have the resources they need to care for their patients.

National Nurses United
June 9, 2023

• NNU, • NNOC, • CNA, • NYSNA, • DCNA, • MINA, • MNA

Photo by Tulane University Medical Center

Tulane Medical Center nurses and New Orleans community to hold public hearing decrying hospital closure

RNs at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, La., will join community partners to hold a public hearing on Saturday, June 10, to raise issues with the closure of their facility.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
June 5, 2023

Nurses and their families at the strike vote.

Ascension Seton nurses overwhelmingly vote to authorize strike

A strike at ASMCA would be the first nurses strike in an acute care setting and the largest nurses strike in Texas history.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
June 1, 2023

Nurses in front of St. Francis holding signs

Nurses at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis overwhelmingly vote to strike

In a vote concluded May 31, nurses voted 93% yes to authorize the strike. Nurses at the hospital, which is owned by Ascension, say they’ve had enough of the company’s practices putting profits before patients.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
June 1, 2023

Three nurses with raised fists hold signs "Staff Up for Safe Care"

Cincinnati VA nurses to rally against management weaponizing police to intimidate union activity

Registered nurses who work at the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, will hold a rally to protest management’s tactics of using VA police to intimidate and silence nurses in their efforts to advocate for better health care for veterans.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
May 31, 2023

• Veterans Affairs, • NNOC, • NNU

Old image of large group of nurses, fists raised, logo NNOC/NNU

VA registered nurses sign 3-year contract with NNOC/NNU

RNs with NNOC/NNU at the Department of Veterans Affairs are pleased to announce that the union and Secretary for Veterans Affairs Denis Richard McDonough have signed a 3-year contract, which covers more than 14,000 RNs at 23 hospitals.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
May 26, 2023

• Veterans Affairs

Folks on strike line for Writers Guild of America

Nation's largest nurses union stands in solidarity with writers

Bonnie Castillo, RN and Executive Director of NNU has issued a statement in support of the Writers Guild of America strike.

National Nurses United
May 25, 2023

Group of smiling nurses holding signs "Bedside Nurses Support Ratios"

Nurses’ safe staffing bill is voted “ought to pass” out of Labor and Housing Committee

The Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing of the Maine State Legislature voted to support LD 1639, the Maine Quality Care Act. If passed by the full state legislature, the bill will set enforceable nurse-to-patient ratios in Maine’s hospitals.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
May 24, 2023


Group of nurses inside hospital giving thumbs up

Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph nurses to rally for Wichita nurse unity as bargaining begins

Registered nurses at Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph hospital in Wichita, Kan., will hold a rally on May 24 to mark the beginning of bargaining their first union contract.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
May 22, 2023


Nurses outside Hazel Hawkins Hospital hold signs "Some cuts don't heal"

Hazel Hawkins RNs demand transparency as board of directors considers Chapter 9 bankruptcy

Registered nurses at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, Calif., are asking the public to join them in demanding that the Board of Directors of the San Benito Health Care District be transparent about the hospital’s fiscal crisis.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
May 19, 2023

• CNA, • NNU