Press releases

Submitted by oldAdministrator on September 25, 2017
Group of nurses inside hospital

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

Registered nurses at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying a new three-year contract, winning protections to improve patient safety and nurse retention.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
March 5, 2023


Nurses holding signs outside hospital "Patients first in the community"

Sutter Health nurses ratify strong contracts to improve recruitment and retention, patient safety

RNs at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center voted overwhelmingly to ratify their collective bargaining agreement today, concluding a 21-month system-wide contract fight with Sutter Health.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
March 3, 2023

Nurse hold signs "Prioritize public health"

California Nurses Association condemns state decision to lift mask, vaccine requirements in health care settings

CNA condemned today’s announcement by California Department of Public Health that mask and vaccine requirements would be lifted April 3 in the state’s health care settings, just eight days after California reached the grim toll of 100,000 Covid-19 deaths.

California Nurses Association
March 3, 2023


Many nurses in front of capitol building holding banner "National Nurses United: The National Voice for Direct-Care RNs"

Nurses condemn new Florida bill as sweeping attack on higher education

NNU today urged the rejection of a new Florida bill intended to ban funding for diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and eliminate majors focused on the study of race and gender in Florida colleges and universities calling it an attack on students of color, women, and access for all students to essential curriculum in higher education.

National Nurses United
February 28, 2023

Group of nurses inside hospital hold signs "Patients First in the Hospital"

UCLA nurses to protest overcrowding in hospitals

Registered nurses at UCLA will rally on Wednesday, March 1, outside Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical to demand that management end the unsafe practice of placing ER patients in hallway beds and squeezing two patients into single-occupancy rooms.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
February 27, 2023

• CNA, • NNU

Nurse outside UCSF holding sign "Nurses of UCSF heart patient safety!"

UCSF nurses raise the alarm on unsafe patient care conditions

RNs at UCSF — union members of CNA — will rally outside the hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 28, to raise the alarm on crisis conditions at the hospital. RNs are especially concerned about dozens of violations of California’s nurse-to-patient ratio laws and consistent overcrowding.

California Nurses Association
February 26, 2023

Group of six nurses standing side-by-side inside hospital

Ventura County nurses and health care professionals to hold vigil highlighting issues that jeopardize patient care

Registered nurses and health care professionals who work with the County of Ventura in Ventura, Calif., will hold a vigil to demand county management address ongoing staffing and retention problems which have intensified over the past few months and jeopardize patient care,

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
February 24, 2023

• CNA, • NNU

Group of nurses outside hospital wearing MSNA hats

Nurses at Maine Med win back paid leave

After a two-month campaign, the unionized nurses at Maine Medical Center have won back the paid leave benefits that the hospital abruptly ended last December.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
February 22, 2023


CalCare logo

California nurses renew fight for guaranteed health care

Vowing never to back down against the corporate health care industry, CNA announced they are renewing their fight to pass CalCare. The legislation would guarantee free, comprehensive, high-quality health care to all California residents as a human right through a single-payer system.

California Nurses Association
February 17, 2023

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

Wichita nurses to rally as Ascension Via Christi St. Francis RNs begin historic contract negotiations

St. Francis nurses will also be joined by their union siblings from Wichita’s Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph hospital, where registered nurses just filed their own union petition with the NLRB.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
February 13, 2023