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Nurses outside with sign "Science matters we are not expendable"

Nurses face worsening working conditions amid winter surge in Covid and other respiratory viruses, as CDC looks to weaken infection control guidance

As Covid and other respiratory viruses are surging once again, NNU's latest nationwide survey of more than 2,600 RNs reveals continued failure by health care employers to protect staff and patients from Covid-19, other significant safety issues, and the ongoing deleterious effects of the pandemic on the emotional and physical health of nurses.

National Nurses United
January 17, 2024

Group of 3 nurses outside in cold weath holding signs "Staff Up For Safe Patient Care"

Baltimore nurses rally for patient safety as bargaining for historic first contract begins

Nurses at Ascension St. Agnes in Baltimore, Maryland will hold a rally Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, as nurses begin negotiations for a first contract with hospital management.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
January 12, 2024

Large group of nurses outside UChicago in cold weather holding signs calling for dignity and respect

UChicago nurses say “a strike is not off the table” due to patient safety concerns

Registered nurses at the UChicago Medicine will hold an informational picket and rally on Monday, Jan. 15, to demand the university address their patient safety concerns and settle their contract in a timely manner.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
January 11, 2024

• NNOC, • NNU

Nurse on picket line holds sign "Ascension Be Better"

Leading Catholic health system has cut a quarter of its labor and delivery departments in past decade

Ascension has cut a quarter of its labor and delivery units in the past decade amidst a nationwide rise in pregnancy- and childbirth-related mortality, according to new analysis released today by National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union of registered nurses.

National Nurses United
January 8, 2024

• NNU

Group of nurses outside with raised fists.

Nurses in resident and fellow programs at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin start new year by voting overwhelmingly to join National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United

Registered nurses in the resident and fellow programs at Ascension Seton Medical Center in Austin, Tex., voted overwhelmingly, with 96 percent in favor, to join NNOC/NNU.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
January 4, 2024

• NNOC, • NNU

Group of nurses in hallway

Antelope Valley nurses to hold rally for patient safety

Registered nurses at Antelope Valley Medical Center in Lancaster, Calif., will hold a rally on Thursday, Jan. 4 to highlight their patient safety concerns, including chronic short-staffing, management’s failure to meet California’s mandatory minimum RN-to-patient ratios, and retaliation against RNs advocating for safe patient care.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
January 3, 2024

• CNA, • NNU

Group of nurses outside hospital hold signs "Nurses Outside = Something's Wrong Inside"

Saint Louis University Hospital nurses strike tomorrow

Registered nurses at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital (SLUH) in St. Louis, Mo., are moving forward with their two-day strike, starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27, due to management’s persistent union-busting and outsourcing of RN jobs.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
December 26, 2023

• NNOC, • NNU

Nurses holding signs in front of Cedars-Sinai "Some cuts don't heal" and "Nurses demand a fair contract now"

Registered nurses at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital to hold three-day strike

Registered nurses at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital in Marina del Rey, Calif. will hold a three-day strike starting Dec. 24, 2023. Currently in contract negotiations, striking nurses will protest Cedars-Sinai management’s attempts to take away nurses’ bargaining rights.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
December 21, 2023

Austin nurses pose together at a safe staffing rally

Austin nurses unite in solidarity against management’s attempts to retaliate

Union nurses at Ascension Seton Medical Center in Austin today stood in support behind their coworkers, who are facing management’s attempted retaliation for exercising their rights to advocate for patient safety. Following nurses’ one-day strike and management’s three-day lockout of striking nurses, management proceeded to erroneously investigate nurses.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
December 18, 2023

• NNU, • NNOC

Nurses picketing in front of SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Saint Louis University Hospital nurses to strike for patient safety

RNs at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., gave notice to their employer today that they will hold a strike for 48 hours from Dec. 27, 7 a.m., to Dec. 29, 6:59 a.m. due to management’s persistent union-busting and outsourcing of RN jobs.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
December 15, 2023

• NNOC