Press releases

Submitted by oldAdministrator on September 25, 2017
Three nurses inside hold signs "Staff Up for Safe Care"

AR Gould nurses deliver May Day basket on International Workers’ Day to demand improved staffing for patient safety

Union nurses at Northern Light AR Gould Hospital delivered a May Day basket today to AR Gould CEO Greg LaFrancois to demand movement at the bargaining table on issues involving safe staffing and staff retention in order to deliver patients the care our community deserves.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
May 1, 2023


Large group of nurses outside hold signs "Patients First"

Nurses urge lawmakers to reject efforts to facilitate ‘Home All Alone’ programs that allow patients requiring hospitalization to be treated at home

California Nurses Association is calling on California lawmakers to continue to reject any moves to facilitate Home All Alone programs, which permit hospitals to treat patients at home for conditions that require hospitalization for acute inpatient-level care.

California Nurses Association
April 28, 2023


3 nurses hold signs "Ready for Change", "Our Patients Deserve Better", "Nurses Unite"

Ascension Via Christi St. Francis nurses to mark International Workers’ Day with an informational picket on May 1

Nurses at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, Kan., will hold an informational picket on Monday, May 1, 2023, to urge management to agree to their bargaining table proposals regarding staffing and workplace violence prevention.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
April 27, 2023


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

Bay Area nurses to begin strikes on May 2

Nurses at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, Calif. and John Muir Behavioral Health Center in Concord, Calif. will hold two separate strikes to protest their respective managements’ refusal to address demands for fair contracts.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
April 24, 2023

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Large group of people holding Stop Abortion Bans Rally in St. Paul, Minnesota

Nurses applaud Supreme Court decision rejecting restrictions on abortion pill access as Republicans continue class war on trans health care, gender justice

National Nurses United applauds the Supreme Court’s decision to reject restrictions on access to Mifepristone, commonly known as the abortion pill.

National Nurses United
April 21, 2023


Nurses outside hold signs "RNs at Seton standing strong for our patients"

Nurses spotlight hypocrisy of Ascension at gala event

Nurses will be handing out informational flyers to call attention to the hypocrisy of Ascension: fundraising in the name of women’s and reproductive health services when Ascension has closed five such units nationwide over the last year.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
April 21, 2023


Photo by Tulane University Medical Center

Nurses support FTC’s antitrust review of Tulane/LCMC hospital deal

Nurses opposed the proposed acquisition and are glad to see the FTC pursuing a review of potential federal antitrust law violations, as the proposed deal’s impacts on health care costs and access in New Orleans would be disastrous.

National Nurses United
April 21, 2023


Senator Tammy Baldwin at podium outside Capitol Building

Members of Congress introduce bill to prevent violence in health care, social service workplaces

The bill would mandate that the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration create a federal standard requiring health care and social service employers to develop and implement comprehensive workplace violence prevention plans.

National Nurses United
April 18, 2023


Large group of nurses holding protest outside of Frist Art Museum

Nurses spotlight HCA profiteering at founding family’s Nashville gala

Dozens of registered nurses employed by HCA Healthcare will travel from around the country to greet attendees of the 2023 Frist Gala in Nashville, Tenn. They will call attention to the Frist family’s troubling stewardship of HCA, which operates nearly 200 hospitals in 20 states.

National Nurses United
April 14, 2023


U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown at podium with nurses by his side

Sen. Sherrod Brown to join Ohio nurses at press conference about safe staffing legislation

The Ohio senator is the sponsor of federal legislation seeking nationally mandated nurse-to-patient ratios, a necessary remedy to unsafe staffing in hospitals.

National Nurses United
April 10, 2023