Press Releases

Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
St. Mary's nurses at a nursing station

St. Mary’s nurses charge unsafe staffing is jeopardizing patient care

RNs at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif., will hold an informational picket on Mon., Aug. 15, to alert the public to chronic short staffing across the hospital which jeopardizes patient safety.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
August 11, 2022

Nurses outside hold signs criticizing Steward Health's treatment of their patients

RNs at Steward Health’s Florida Medical Center in Lauderdale Lakes to protest proposed shut down of emergency and in-patient services for psychiatric patients

After shutdown patients needing acute psychiatric care will be turned away.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
August 10, 2022


Bombed building in Gaza

National Nurses United condemns Gaza bombardment

NNU joins the international community in condemning this attack on civilians, on children, on health care infrastructure, health care workers, and public health.

National Nurses United
August 9, 2022

Large group of nurses and community holding signs calling for safe staffing

Saint Joseph Hospital nurses to hold informational picket to protest unsafe staffing and missing pay

Saint Joseph nurses say Providence is violating California’s safe staffing law, which mandates safe RN-to-patient staffing ratios. Ongoing payroll errors have resulted in missing pay for hundreds of nurses.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
August 9, 2022


Nurses outside hospital with signs: "Staff up for safe care, end crisis care now"

Nurses vote overwhelmingly to approve new master contract covering 3,700 RNs at Tenet hospitals throughout California

Nurses say the new contract lays the groundwork for improving conditions through retaining and recruiting adequate nursing staff.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
August 9, 2022

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Nurses call on House to join U.S. Senate in passage of reforms

NNU applauded the U.S. Senate for passing the Inflation Reduction Act, which the union called “an important first step to enact reforms to rein in pharmaceutical price gouging and act on the climate crisis,” and urged the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the bill as soon as possible.

National Nurses United
August 8, 2022


Five nurses in hospital hallway

Nurses and health care workers call on Sutter Health to correct egregious payroll errors and provide remedies to all affected workers

Since July 1, when Sutter implemented its new payroll system, Workday, numerous errors continue, including missing pay and inaccurate pay rates.

California Nurses Association/Caregivers and Healthcare Employees Union
August 5, 2022


Two nurses inside hospital hold signs "Staff Up For Safe Care"

RNs at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, part of mega chain CommonSpirit Health, alert community members to persistently unsafe conditions at facility

They are asking residents to help them win improvements in care by contacting the hospital Chief Nursing Officer.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
August 3, 2022

• CNA, • NNU

Two nurses outside hospital

Buffalo VA Medical Center nurses to hold protest for safe staffing and patient care

RNs at Buffalo VAMC will protest VA management’s delays in supporting nurses who are committed to providing our veterans the highest quality of care.

National Nurses United
August 1, 2022

• Veterans Affairs

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Coral Gables Hospital nurses vote to join nation’s largest RN union

Citing a desire for improved staffing and a strengthened voice in patient care protections, registered nurses at Coral Gables Hospital in South Florida voted by 57 percent to join National Nurses Organizing Committee-Florida.

National Nurses Organizing Committee-Florida/National Nurses United
July 29, 2022