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Group of nurses outside holding signs "Nurses Outside = Somethings Wrong Inside"

Saint Louis University Hospital nurses set to hold one-day strike for patient safety and nurse retention

Registered nurses at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., will hold a strike for 24 hours from Sept. 25 to Sept. 26 to protest the administration’s refusal to address RNs’ deep concerns about patient care, safe staffing, and workplace violence.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
September 22, 2023

• NNOC, • NNU

Button with "Safe Staffing Saves Lives" on scrub with "National Nurses United"

UCSF Medical Center nurses speak out against hiring freeze, following increase in workplace violence

RNs at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF) will hold a public rally on Tuesday, Sept. 26 to demand that UCSF address critical and persistent patient care and workplace safety issues.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
September 22, 2023

Nurses holding "Save Hazel Hawkins" signs

Hazel Hawkins nurses to host second town hall on hospital’s future following $10 million state loan and American Advanced Management bid

Registered nurses at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, Calif., will hold a town hall on Thursday, Sept. 21, to discuss the future of San Benito County’s only acute-care hospital following the approval of a $10 million state loan and a bid from a private potential buyer, American Advanced Management Group.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
September 20, 2023

• CNA, • NNU

Union members holding votes from Dameron Hospital

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

Registered nurses at Dameron Hospital in Stockton, Calif., voted 97.6 percent in favor of ratifying a new two-year contract on Sept. 15, winning protections to improve patient safety and nurse retention.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
September 19, 2023

• CNA, • NNU

Nurses in front of Saint Louis University Hospital holding signs like "Staff up for safe care!"

Saint Louis University nurses give notice for historic one-day strike for patient safety

Nurses at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital (SLU) in St. Louis, Mo., gave notice today to their employer that they will hold their first-ever strike to protest the administration’s refusal to address RNs’ deep concerns about patient care, safe staffing, and workplace violence.

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

Large group of nurses outside holding signs "Staff Up for Safe Care"

Atlanta VA nurses to hold candlelight vigil for patient safety on Saturday

The nurses, who work with veterans in Atlanta’s VA system, say VA executive management has created tragic conditions in their facilities through disrespecting the nursing staff, stretching nurses to the limit, and endangering patient safety with on-going short-staffing.

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

• Veterans Affairs, • NNOC, • NNU

Senator Bernie Sanders at podium

Union nurses to join Bernie Sanders for virtual town hall about safe nurse-to-patient ratios

A panel of nurses including elected union leadership and actively striking nurses will discuss safe nurse-to-patient ratios, how ratios improve patient care and working conditions, and why ratios are proven as the best solution to the national nurse staffing crisis.

National Nurses United
September 13, 2023

• NNU, • CNA, • NNOC, • NYSNA

Nurses picketing outside hospital holding signs calling for safe staffing

UCMC nurses highlight dangerous staffing conditions as contract negotiations begin

With negotiations for their new contract set to begin Thursday, September 14, University of Chicago Medical Center nurses are urgently calling on management to reverse the endemic short-staffing at the hospital. The 2,800 registered nurses are highlighting the impact of unsustainable working conditions on nurse turnover and patient care.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
September 12, 2023

• NNOC, • NNU

Marina Del Rey nurses holding CNA clappers.

Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital nurses to hold one-day strike and rally for a fair contract tomorrow

Nurses at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital in Marina del Rey, Calif., will hold a one-day strike tomorrow and rally to protest the administration’s refusal to address nurse recruitment and retention issues impacting patient care during contract negotiations.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU)
September 5, 2023

• CNA, • NNU

Five nurses inside hospital hold signs "Staff Up for Safe Patient Care"

Nurses to hold informational picket at Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago

Registered nurses at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, Ill., will hold an informational picket on Thursday, Sept. 7, to make the public aware of management’s refusal to implement flexible work schedules at the facility.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU)
September 5, 2023

• NNU, • NNOC, • Veterans Affairs