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Nurse signing paperwork on clipboard

NNU applauds FTC’s new rule limiting the use of training repayment and other stay-or-pay contracts

National Nurses United applauds the FTC’s ruling that limits the use of certain stay-or-pay contracts, including training repayment agreement provisions that have burdened many nurses.

National Nurses United
April 24, 2024

• NNU

Four nurses in red scrubs in rural area of Guatemala

Nurse volunteers deployed to Guatemala for free health clinics

A team of volunteer registered nurses returned today from Guatemala, where they provided free medical care in rural, severely underserved areas as part of Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), a disaster-relief project of National Nurses United and the California Nurses Foundation.

RN Response Network
April 24, 2024

• RNRN, • NNU

Congresswoman Summer Lee

Union nurses endorse Congresswoman Summer Lee for re-election

National Nurses United today announced they have endorsed Congresswoman Summer Lee for re-election in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, where she has already delivered good-paying jobs, a cleaner environment, and leadership on reproductive health care.

National Nurses United
April 22, 2024

• NNU

El Paso nurses attend rally

El Paso nurses rally as they begin new union contract negotiations with HCA

Nurses in El Paso, Texas, will hold a rally Thursday, April 25, at Las Palmas Medical Center as they begin negotiations on a new union contract with HCA, the facility’s owner. Nurses from both Las Palmas and Del Sol medical centers will attend and speak at the rally, and they say their key priorities for their new contract are intended to improve patient care and working conditions at their facility.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
April 22, 2024

• NNOC, • NNU

Group photo of RNs and techs by the rally line along the Bad Falls bridge, Machias. Many signs, large banner "Safe staffing saves lives"

Machias nurses and technicians to hold two-day strike

RNs and technicians at Down East Community Hospital (DECH) in Machias, Maine, gave notice to their employer that they will hold a strike for two days, starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30 to protest the administration’s refusal to address their deep concerns about recruitment and retention.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
April 19, 2024

Large group of activists in park holding CalCare signs and banner

California nurses and activists to rally in support of CalCare

Ahead of Health Committee hearing, members of the California Nurses Association, other labor unions, advocacy groups, and members of the California State Assembly will gather at Cesar Chavez Park.

California Nurses Association
April 19, 2024

• CNA

Group of VA nurses smiling, lots of diferent signs including "VA Nurses: Protecting America's Heroes"

Cincinnati VA nurses to hold an informational picket for patient safety and to protest dangerous staffing plans

Registered nurses at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, will hold an informational picket to highlight their deep concerns about patient care if the administration moves forward with plans to reassign RNs to work in areas where they do not have training nor expertise.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
April 19, 2024

• Veterans Affairs, • NNOC

Nurses marching holding signs "Trust Nurses, Not AI" and "Patients Are Not Algorithms"

California Nurses Association demand patient safeguards against artificial intelligence technology

Hundreds of registered nurses and members of California Nurses Association will hold a protest at Kaiser Permanente's San Francisco Medical Center to highlight their patient safety concerns about artificial intelligence technology and the hospital industry’s rush to implement untested and unregulated AI.

California Nurses Association
April 18, 2024

• CNA

Group of seven nurses inside hospital smiling and wearing red

Wichita nurses ratify first-ever union contracts at Ascension hospitals

At Ascension Via Christi St. Francis, nurses voted 96 percent yes in favor of ratifying their new contract. At Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph, nurses voted 100 percent yes in favor of ratification.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
April 15, 2024

• NNOC, • NNU

Asheville nurses rally as they begin new union contract negotiations with HCA

Asheville nurses to rally as they begin new union contract negotiations with HCA

Nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, will hold a rally as they begin negotiations on a new union contract with HCA, the facility’s owner and largest health system in the United States.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
April 15, 2024

• NNOC