Press releases

Submitted by oldAdministrator on September 25, 2017
Four nurses inside hospital hold signs "Patients First"

Reno Saint Mary’s nurses ratify new contract with strong measures to improve patient safety and nurse retention

Registered nurses at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev., voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying a new three-year contract.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
September 9, 2022

• NNOC, • NNU

Hands hold sign "Safe Staffing Saves Veterans"

Cincinnati VA nurses to hold an informational picket for patient safety and the VA Employee Fairness Act

RNs at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, will hold an informational picket to highlight their patient safety concerns, including dangerous short staffing.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
September 6, 2022

• Veterans Affairs, • NNOC, • NNU

Group of five nurses inside hospital giving thumbs up

Centinela nurses ratify new contract with strong measures to improve patient safety and nurse retention

Nurses say the new contract will help in the hospital’s efforts to recruit and retain RNs in order to promote strong nursing teams and create an optimal healing environment for all patients.

California Nurses Association
September 2, 2022

• CNA

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Nurses urge Gov. Newsom to sign bill requiring public sector employers to provide meal and rest breaks to health care workers

S.B. 1334 will ensure that public-sector employees who provide direct patient care or support direct patient care will be covered by Section 512 of the California Labor Code, guaranteeing meal breaks and rest periods for nurses.

California Nurses Association
September 2, 2022

• CNA

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VA nurses in Augusta join Atlanta and Tuscaloosa RNs to demand VA leadership address persistent patient-safety care concerns

RNs say chronic short-staffing, a years-long contract dispute, and retention problems hurt veterans.

National Nurses United
August 30, 2022

• Veterans Affairs

Three nurses inside hospital

Brooklyn VA nurses and veterans demand VA leadership address short-staffing crisis following passage of PACT Act

RNs say chronic short-staffing, stalled RN contract, and lack of schedule flexibility exacerbate recruitment and retention problems.

National Nurses United
August 29, 2022

• Veterans Affairs

Nurses holds signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

Nurses disappointed in DC Circuit Court’s decision to deny petition ordering OSHA to retain emergency standard and issue permanent standard to protect health care workers against Covid-19

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied the emergency petition filed by NNU and other labor organizations and unions.

National Nurses United
August 26, 2022

• NNU

Pile of buttons: Safe staffing now!

Kaiser nurses to hold informational pickets for nurse and patient safety

More than 22,000 RNs and nurse practitioners at 22 Kaiser Permanente facilities will hold info pickets on Thurs., Sept. 1, to protest the administration’s refusal to address their deep concerns about health and safety and chronic short staffing.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
August 23, 2022

Four nurses outside with raised fists hold signs "Staff Up for Safe Care"

VA nurses in Tuscaloosa join Augusta and Atlanta RNs to demand VA leadership address persistent patient-safety care concerns

RNs say chronic short-staffing, a years-long contract dispute, and retention problems hurt veterans.

National Nurses United
August 23, 2022

• Veterans Affairs

NNU logo

VA nurses in Atlanta join Augusta and Tuscaloosa RNs to demand VA leadership address persistent patient-safety care concerns

RNs say chronic short-staffing, years-long contract dispute, and retention problems hurt veterans.

National Nurses United
August 23, 2022

• Veterans Affairs