Press Releases

Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
Nurses at Cook County holding a press conference

Cook County Budget Decision Creates Chaos at Provident Hospital

The Cook County Health budget for 2021 was approved unanimously by commissioners in late November, calling for cuts to emergency care services at Provident Hospital and closing community health clinics on Chicago’s South Side. As a result, the layoffs targeting nurses and physicians at Provident Hospital leave the emergency room dangerously understaffed for surrounded communities.

National Nurses United
December 9, 2020
Nurses hold raised fists

Nurses caring for Covid-19 patients are at high risk for moral injury due to betrayal by health care employers and public health and safety agencies

“Acute moral distress is widespread among nurses caring for Covid-19 patients and they are at significant risk of moral injury,” according to “Deadly Shame: Redressing the Devaluation of Registered Nurse Labor Through Pandemic Equity,” a new white paper by National Nurses United (NNU). “Deadly Shame” provides an in-depth analysis of the devaluation of nurses’ care work, their experiences on the pandemic’s front lines, and ways to redress these issues through collective action.

National Nurses United
December 8, 2020
Nurses outside UC Davis Medical Center hold signs calling for safety measures

UC Davis Medical Center nurses hold virtual rally to demand safe staffing, alert public to patient safety concerns during the Covid-19 pandemic

Registered nurses at UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) will hold a virtual rally Tuesday, Dec. 8 to demand safe staffing and alert the public to patient safety concerns.

California Nurses Association
December 7, 2020
Nurses outside UCSF hospital hold signs calling for safe staffing

UCSF nurses hold virtual rally to demand safe staffing, patient protection during ongoing Covid-19 pandemic

Nurses at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF) will hold a virtual rally on Tuesday, Dec. 8 to demand safe staffing throughout the health system and to alert the public to their patient safety concerns during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

California Nurses Association
December 7, 2020
Nurses outside capitol building

Nurses Urge Congress, White House, to Urgently Pass Covid-19 Stimulus Package and Worker Protections; Oppose Inclusion of Liability Waivers

National Nurses United is calling on the United States Congress to urgently pass a Covid-19 relief bill and President Trump to sign that bill into law. The union urges elected officials to ensure that this Covid relief bill contains much needed economic stimulus for the American people, appropriate financial support for public health programs and state and local governments, and the critical policies needed to ensure that workers are protected during the pandemic. The union cautions that any stimulus package that includes liability waivers for employers, businesses, and other institutions, would be counterproductive to pandemic control measures and would undermine efforts to reduce the spread of the virus.

National Nurses United
December 7, 2020