Press Releases

Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
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

Hands hold sign "Safe Staffing Saves Veterans"

Cincinnati VA nurses to hold an informational picket for patient safety and the VA Employee Fairness Act

RNs at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, will hold an informational picket to highlight their patient safety concerns, including dangerous short staffing.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
September 6, 2022

• Veterans Affairs, • NNOC, • NNU

Group of five nurses inside hospital giving thumbs up

Centinela nurses ratify new contract with strong measures to improve patient safety and nurse retention

Nurses say the new contract will help in the hospital’s efforts to recruit and retain RNs in order to promote strong nursing teams and create an optimal healing environment for all patients.

California Nurses Association
September 2, 2022

• CNA

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Nurses urge Gov. Newsom to sign bill requiring public sector employers to provide meal and rest breaks to health care workers

S.B. 1334 will ensure that public-sector employees who provide direct patient care or support direct patient care will be covered by Section 512 of the California Labor Code, guaranteeing meal breaks and rest periods for nurses.

California Nurses Association
September 2, 2022

• CNA