Press Releases

Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
Group on nurses inside hospital hold raised fists

Santa Monica nurses to hold an informational picket to demand safe patient care

Registered nurses at Providence Saint John’s Health Center will hold an informational picket to protest the administration’s refusal to address chronic short staffing, which jeopardizes patient safety.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
July 29, 2022

Three nurses inside hospital hold signs "Patients First"

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital RNs ratify four-year contract with wins for patients, nurses

The new collective bargaining agreement was ratified on July 27 with 98 percent of RNs’ support. The board of directors of Hazel Hawkins voted unanimously to approve the new contract at their July 28 board meeting.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
July 28, 2022

• CNA

Group of four nurses inside hospital

Florida Medical Center nurses to hold informational picket for safe staffing, patient health and safety

Florida Medical Center nurses have been in negotiations since March 2022 for a new contract with little to no movement on key issues.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
July 27, 2022

• NNOC, • NNU

Nurse holding sign with "Protect Nurses/Patients/Publich Health"

Nurses urge the CDC to take immediate action to strengthen Covid-19 guidance to protect public health

NNU sent a letter to the CDC urging the agency to take immediate action in the face of elevated transmission of Covid-19 around the country, the dominance of the extremely contagious and immune evasive BA.5 variant, and the development of additional Omicron subvariants.

National Nurses United
July 21, 2022

• NNU

Nurses outside hospital holding various "Save Lives" signs

Fawcett nurses to protest chronic short staffing and to demand safe patient care

RNs at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital will hold an outdoor action on Mon., July 25, to protest hospital management’s refusal to address chronic short staffing at the facility and the impact on patient care.

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

• NNOC, • NNU

Large group of nurses outside hospital hold signs "Patients First"

Registered nurses at San Jose’s two HCA hospitals ratify 3-year contract with multiple provisions to improve patient care

HCA agreed to hire 34 more full-time RNs to provide meal and rest breaks for nurses. Nurses say this will improve patient care, as studies clearly show that nurses who are fatigued and exhausted are more likely to make errors.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
July 15, 2022

• CNA

NNU logo

Women leaders urge Senate to pass workplace violence prevention legislation

A group of organizations representing millions of women across the country is urging the U.S. Senate to pass the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, a bill that would protect health care and social service workers from violence on the job.

National Nurses United
July 14, 2022

• NNU

Group of nurses inside hospital hold raised fists

University of California nurses ratify new contract covering all UC medical centers, clinics, and student health centers

The new agreement addresses key patient care and workplace safety issues while focusing resources to recognize, recruit, and retain nurses across facilities in the UC system.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
July 9, 2022

• CNA

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Nation’s largest union of nurses calls on U.S. Senate to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act

NNU urges senators to take a stand for reproductive health justice and codify protections established by Roe v. Wade, ensuring a patient’s right to control their own body, and support the suspension of the filibuster to hold the vote.

National Nurses United
July 5, 2022

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Long Beach Medical Center/Miller’s Children’s & Women’s Hospital nurses ratify new contract with strong measures to improve patient safety and nurse retention

The three-year contract covers 2,000 nurses for the period from June 24, 2022 to June 24, 2025.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
June 29, 2022

• CNA, • NNU