Press Releases

Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
Nurses hold sign "Safe Nurses, Safe Patients"

National Nurses United registered nurse members report ongoing denials of access to Covid-19 testing

Nine months into Covid-19, and with the winter flu season just around the corner, registered nurse members of National Nurses United report that they are routinely denied access by employers to Covid-19 testing -- even after confirmed exposures to Covid-positive patients and after they themselves have tested positive, but want assurances that they are no longer infectious and can return to work.

National Nurses United
September 22, 2020
Nurses holds signs "Racial Justice Now" and "Protect Nurses"

Registered nurses at Hines VA to rally over concerns of patient safety and systemic racism and discrimination

Registered nurses at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital will hold a rally on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 to alert the public to patient safety concerns and the systemic racism and discrimination in nursing assignments, announced National Nurses United today.

National Nurses United
September 22, 2020

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Illinois

Nurse holds sign "Invest in Communities"

Governor signs nurse-sponsored bill to help save hospitals, medical services from closures and cuts

The more than 100,000 registered nurses of the California Nurses Association on Friday welcomed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature of a bill they sponsored, A.B. 2037, that will help ensure local communities can continue to access desperately needed medical care by expanding noticing requirements when hospitals plan to close or eliminate existing services.

California Nurses Association
September 21, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Nurses strongly urge Senate to honor Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish to delay her replacement until after presidential race decided

The more than 155,000 members of National Nurses United, the country’s largest union and professional association of registered nurses, are mourning the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and are strongly urging the Senate to honor her dying wish that she not be replaced until after the 2020 presidential race is decided.

National Nurses United
September 18, 2020
Registered nurses at HCA’s Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC

Largest hospital union victory in South since 1975

In the first private sector hospital union election win in North Carolina, the largest at any nonunion hospital in the South since 1975 – RNs at Mission voted this week by a stunning 70 percent to join the nation’s largest RN union to secure a powerful voice for improved care and workplace safety. For labor as a whole, it is also believed to be the largest union election win in the South in 12 years.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
September 17, 2020