Press releases

Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
Goup of nurses inside hospital, one holds sign "Staff Up for Safe Care"

California nurses and caregivers applaud new meal and rest break law signed by Governor Newsom

S.B. 1334 guarantees enforceable breaks for public-sector and University of California workers who provide or support direct patient care in a hospital, clinic, or public health setting.

California Nurses Association/Caregivers and Healthcare Employees Union
September 30, 2022

• CNA, • CHEU

Nurses outside hospital hold signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

National Nurses United urges CDC to strengthen protections for nurses and other health care workers

NNU sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stating that recent infection control guidance updates will result in decreased protection for nurses, other health care workers, and patients.

National Nurses United
September 29, 2022

• NNU

Masked nurse outside holds signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

National Nurses United urges Congress to approve supplemental funding requests for Covid and monkeypox response

NNU sent a letter to Congress yesterday to express its support for President Biden’s supplemental funding request for $22.4 billion for the Covid-19 pandemic response, and $4.6 billion for the monkeypox virus.

National Nurses United
September 27, 2022

• NNU

Sign "VA Nurses Deserve Respect Now"

RNs applaud as momentum grows to pass the VA Employee Fairness Act

National Nurses United is pleased to announce that more than 202 members of congress have co-sponsored the VA Employee Fairness Act of 2021 introduced by Rep. Mark Takano.

National Nurses United
September 26, 2022

• Veterans Affairs

National Nurses United logo

National Nurses United applauds Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on investigation into exploitive training repayment agreement provisions

Nurses charge contracts that create financial obligations are unfair, deceptive, and abusive .

National Nurses United
September 23, 2022

Picket line of nurses outside Maine Medical Center

Maine Med nurses vote overwhelmingly to ratify first union contract

Registered nurses at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, ratified their first-ever union contract that they say will provide patient care protections and strong standards to improve retention and recruitment.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
September 23, 2022

• MSNA, • NNOC

Large group of nurses with raised fists in front of sign "Together we nourish souls, transform lives, and do justice to build the Beloved Community

Nurses at Ascension Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, vote by landslide to join National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United

Nurses said they formed a union to win improved patient care standards and strong contracts.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
September 21, 2022

• NNOC, • NNU

Large group of Maine Medical Center nurses inside the hospital

Maine Med nurses reach final agreement on historic first union contract

Registered nurses at Maine Medical Center have reached a final “tentative agreement” with hospital administration on their first union contract, covering issues such as patient and workplace safety, wages, benefits, and working conditions.

Maine State Nurses Associatio
September 14, 2022

• MSNA, • NNOC, • NNU

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

• NNOC, • NNU

Four nurses inside hospital hold signs "Patients First"

Reno Saint Mary’s nurses ratify new contract with strong measures to improve patient safety and nurse retention

Registered nurses at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev., voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying a new three-year contract.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
September 9, 2022

• NNOC, • NNU