Press Releases

Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
Pile of buttons which say "Safe staffing NOW!"

Registered nurses in San Jose demand HCA improve conditions to address erosion of patient care

RNs at two HCA Hospitals in San Jose, Calif. will hold informational pickets on Tuesday, May 24, to raise awareness of chronic understaffing and high turnover rates at the hospitals.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
May 23, 2022

Group of nurses in hospital hold signs "Racism is a Public Health Crisis" and "Black Lives Matter"

Nurses on Buffalo massacre: Moral outrage not enough, it’s long past time for accountability and action

National Nurses United echoed the widespread shock and horror at the deadly, racist attack in Buffalo and pledged to work with elected officials and community organizations to hold accountable not just the perpetrators of white supremacist terrorism, but also those who inspire and encourage them.

National Nurses United
May 17, 2022

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Governor Gavin Newsom

California Nurses Association RN members applaud Gov. Newsom’s effort to recognize the contributions and sacrifices of health care workers during Covid-19 pandemic

CNA/NNU applauded Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement today that the state’s health care workers would each receive retention bonus of up to $1,000, which can be matched up to $500 by their employers.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
May 12, 2022

• CNA

Group image of NNU President Jean Ross, RN; Senator Bernie Sanders; NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN; and NNU President Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN

Nurses applaud reintroduction of Senate Medicare for All legislation

Nurses across the country applaud the reintroduction of Medicare for All legislation in the U.S. Senate. NNU has long supported Medicare for All because health care is a human right.

National Nurses United
May 12, 2022

NNU old photo of group of NNU nurses holding banner in front of US Capitol "The National Voice for Direct-Care RNs"

Nurses applaud introduction of federal legislation to prevent workplace violence in health care, social service settings

NNU today announced its support for the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, officially reintroduced today in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).

National Nurses United
May 11, 2022

NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo

Nursing leader Bonnie Castillo, RN, to testify in support of Medicare for All at Senate hearing

Castillo, head of the country’s largest nursing union and professional association, will appear on Thursday, March 12, during a Senate Budget Committee hearing.

National Nurses United
May 11, 2022

• NNU

RNs on the street in front of hospital holding signs "Save Lives'

RNs condemn AHMC Seton for unit closures that serve vulnerable elderly populations

Registered nurses at AHMC Seton Medical Center (Seton) will hold a rally on Wednesday, May 11 to share their concerns about the abrupt closure of two hospital units which serve vulnerable elderly patients from across Northern California.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
May 10, 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

Sign "Workplace Violence Puts Everyone at Risk"

Sen. Baldwin to introduce workplace violence prevention bill in U.S. Senate during Nurses Week

Sen. Baldwin and Rep Courtney will be speaking at a press conference at noon on Wednesday, along with NNU President Jean Ross, RN; AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond; American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten; Meg Dionne, RN at Maine Medical Center in Portland; and others.

National Nurses United
May 9, 2022

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Nurses: Likely Supreme Court ruling on reproductive rights poses major threat to patients’ health, security

National Nurses United called the draft majority U.S. Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade an “unconscionable threat to women’s health and security, especially low-income women and all child-bearing people who have fewer options to exercise their reproductive rights.”

National Nurses United
May 3, 2022