Press Releases

Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
nurses holding signs

Nurses Join Forces Nationally to Warn Against Early Reopening

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the United States, unions representing 230,000 nurses across the country have joined forces to demand hospitals and the government follow strict guidelines before any further reopening measures are taken.

National Nurses United
June 2, 2020
Justice for George Floyd protest

National Nurses United's Statement on Protests and Systemic Racism ‘Stop Blaming Underlying Health Conditions and Comorbidities’

Following a weekend of nationwide protests, National Nurses United (NNU) today said the nation is long overdue in confronting the systemic racism that is at the heart of much of the current crisis and long overdue in dedicating itself to fundamental reforms.

National Nurses United
June 1, 2020
Nurses holds sign "Nurses safety = patient safety"

PIH Health-Good Samaritan Nurses to Hold Action at Shift Change to Demand Protections When Treating Patients with COVID-19

To protest the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health care workers during this COVID-19 pandemic, registered nurses at PIH Health-Good Samaritan Hospital are holding an action and media availability during their shift change to describe current conditions and the need for more N95 respirators and other protective gear required to safely treat COVID-19 patients.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
June 1, 2020
Crowd with person holding sign "Justice for George Floyd"

National Nurses Statement on George Floyd and National Policing Practices

In the wake of the latest police killing of an African American man in Minneapolis, National Nurses United joins those calling for systemic reform on the use of deadly force by law enforcement agencies, and increased review of discriminatory practices that infer a racial bias.

National Nurses United
May 28, 2020
Nurses online vigil

Candlelight vigil to honor Sandra “Sandy” Oldfield, RN who died of COVID-19 after caring for an infected patient at Kaiser Fresno Medical Center

Registered nurses will hold a candlelight vigil tonight at Kaiser Fresno Medical Center to honor Sandra “Sandy” Oldfield, a longtime Kaiser nurse who died this week of COVID-19 after caring for an infected patient, announced the California Nurses Association (CNA) today.

California Nurses Association
May 27, 2020