Press releases

Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
Group of nurses outside of The Whitehouse hold signs calling for permanent protection Covid measures

National Nurses United applauds OSHA for sending Covid-19 permanent standard for health care workers to OMB for review, urges OMB to take prompt action

A permanent standard would require employers to protect nurses and other health care workers from occupational exposure to Covid-19.

National Nurses United
December 8, 2022

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Large group of nurses inside hospital hold sign "Staff Up for Safe Care"

Cook County nurses to protest management’s targeting of nurse leaders instead of focusing on improving patient care

Nurses also announced that they will be filing a formal complaint over this issue, called an unfair labor practice charge (ULP), with the Illinois Labor Relations Board.

National Nurses Organizing Committee
December 8, 2022

Tulan Medical Center

Tulane nurses to hold press conference in Baton Rouge to protest the proposed sale and closure of their hospital

Registered nurses at New Orleans’ Tulane Medical Center will hold a press conference to highlight deep concerns about the proposed sale and closure of their hospital.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
December 7, 2022

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

Registered Nurses will hold vigil Dec. 9 to condemn the impending shutdown of HCA Florida Osceola Hospital’s nursery on Dec. 12

Starting Monday, Dec. 12, the hospital will eliminate the dedicated nursery nurses who receive and care for newborns, and assign this role to nurses who are watching other patients in labor, which is not safe.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
December 7, 2022

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Group of nurses with raised fists

21,000 Northern California Kaiser nurses ratify new four-year contract with strong recruitment, retention, and patient safety provisions

Union nurses at 21 Northern California Kaiser Permanente facilities voted over the past two weeks to ratify the new agreement.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
December 5, 2022

Tulan Medical Center

Tulane nurses condemn Louisiana attorney general for holding crucial hearing without New Orleans community

Nurses are concerned about service changes or shutdowns that may occur as part of the purchase plan, which could put up to 235 patient beds at risk in downtown New Orleans.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
December 2, 2022

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

Registered Nurses to hold rally Nov. 29 protesting HCA Florida Osceola Hospital scheme to slash birthing services to parents and newborns

The scheme, which includes closing the nursery unit, is officially scheduled to begin Dec. 12, but the hospital started making operational changes in units providing birth care this past summer, including reassigning nurses to the NICU without adequate training.  

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
November 28, 2022

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Two nurses outside, one holds sign "There's No Kaiser Without Nurses"

Los Angeles Kaiser nurses ratify five-year contract with strong health and safety measures

1,000 union nurses at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center voted to ratify new contract with infectious disease protections and workplace violence safety measures.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
November 23, 2022

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Group of nurses outside hospital with thumbs up

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

Registered nurses at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying a new three-year contract.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
November 22, 2022

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National Nurses United condemns deadly violence and rightwing groups targeting trans and LGBTQ+ patients and community 

As advocates for patients and a just, healthy society, the registered nurses of National Nurses United mourn in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ siblings targeted in Saturday’s deadly Colorado Springs shooting.

National Nurses United
November 21, 2022

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