Press releases

Submitted by oldAdministrator on September 25, 2017
Child in scrubs with stethoscope holding sign: Staff up, end crisis care now

Nurses at Mission Hospital to hold rally for patient safety and to speak out against chronic short staffing

RNs at HCA Healthcare’s Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., will hold a rally on Thurs., Aug. 25, to protest management’s refusal to address chronic short staffing that jeopardizes patient safety.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
August 23, 2022

• NNOC

California Nurses Association logo

Nurses criticize SEIU-hospital industry deal to trade delay of seismic safety for wage increases

The last-minute alliance has infuriated other unions, which accused the SEIU-UHW of making a backroom deal that skirts the legislative process and puts patients, health care workers, and communities at risk.

California Nurses Association
August 19, 2022

• CNA

Nurse outside hospital holds sign "Keep nurses local with a fair contract now!"

Maine Med nurses overwhelmingly vote “Yes!” to keep their union

In the union vote held Aug. 17 and Aug. 18, nurses voted by an even larger majority for their union than they did the first time, in April 2021.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
August 18, 2022

• MSNA, • NNOC

Two nurses holding sign: Staff up for safe care, end crisis care now

Seton RNs vote no confidence in hospital administrator and call for investigation before releasing millions to administration

The Daly City City Council will hold a town hall to discuss the failures of AHMC to address chronic understaffing, closing of service lines, and other problems at SMC.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
August 13, 2022

St. Mary's nurses at a nursing station

St. Mary’s nurses charge unsafe staffing is jeopardizing patient care

RNs at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif., will hold an informational picket on Mon., Aug. 15, to alert the public to chronic short staffing across the hospital which jeopardizes patient safety.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
August 11, 2022

Nurses outside hold signs criticizing Steward Health's treatment of their patients

RNs at Steward Health’s Florida Medical Center in Lauderdale Lakes to protest proposed shut down of emergency and in-patient services for psychiatric patients

After shutdown patients needing acute psychiatric care will be turned away.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
August 10, 2022

• NNOC, • NNU

Bombed building in Gaza

National Nurses United condemns Gaza bombardment

NNU joins the international community in condemning this attack on civilians, on children, on health care infrastructure, health care workers, and public health.

National Nurses United
August 9, 2022

Large group of nurses and community holding signs calling for safe staffing

Saint Joseph Hospital nurses to hold informational picket to protest unsafe staffing and missing pay

Saint Joseph nurses say Providence is violating California’s safe staffing law, which mandates safe RN-to-patient staffing ratios. Ongoing payroll errors have resulted in missing pay for hundreds of nurses.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
August 9, 2022

• CNA

Nurses outside hospital with signs: "Staff up for safe care, end crisis care now"

Nurses vote overwhelmingly to approve new master contract covering 3,700 RNs at Tenet hospitals throughout California

Nurses say the new contract lays the groundwork for improving conditions through retaining and recruiting adequate nursing staff.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
August 9, 2022

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Nurses call on House to join U.S. Senate in passage of reforms

NNU applauded the U.S. Senate for passing the Inflation Reduction Act, which the union called “an important first step to enact reforms to rein in pharmaceutical price gouging and act on the climate crisis,” and urged the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the bill as soon as possible.

National Nurses United
August 8, 2022

• NNU