Sen. Baldwin to introduce workplace violence prevention bill in U.S. Senate during Nurses Week
Sen. Baldwin, Rep. Courtney, NNU President Jean Ross, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond; AFT President Randi Weingarten, and others to speak at virtual press conference on Wednesday, May 11 at 12 p.m. ET
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) will be introducing the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act in the U.S. Senate during Nurses Week (May 6-12) on Wed., May 11, announced National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, today. This is the Senate version of the bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 1195 (Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT)), on April 16, 2021.
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; Lamin Kamara, residential counselor and AFSCME member; Valencia Davis, member of United Steel Workers (USW) Local 7600; and Meg Dionne, RN in Portland, Maine and National Nurses Organizing Committee/NNU member.
- Who: Sen. Tammy Baldwin; Rep. Joe Courtney; NNU President Jean Ross, RN; AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond; AFT President Randi Weingarten; Meg Dionne, RN; and others
- What: Press conference on the introduction of the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act in the U.S. Senate
- When: Wednesday, May 11, 12:00 p.m. ET
- Where: Virtual event on Zoom
- RSVP: To attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The results of a recent NNU national survey of more than 2,500 hospital nurses, found that nearly half of RNs (48 percent) reported a small or significant increase in workplace violence, up from 30.6 percent in September 2021 and 21.9 percent in our March 2021 survey. This is a nearly 57 percent increase from September 2021 and a 119 percent increase from March 2021.