Press Releases

Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
Group image of NNU President Jean Ross, RN; Senator Bernie Sanders; NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN; and NNU President Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN

Nurses applaud reintroduction of Senate Medicare for All legislation

Nurses across the country applaud the reintroduction of Medicare for All legislation in the U.S. Senate. NNU has long supported Medicare for All because health care is a human right.

National Nurses United
May 12, 2022

NNU old photo of group of NNU nurses holding banner in front of US Capitol "The National Voice for Direct-Care RNs"

Nurses applaud introduction of federal legislation to prevent workplace violence in health care, social service settings

NNU today announced its support for the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, officially reintroduced today in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).

National Nurses United
May 11, 2022

NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo

Nursing leader Bonnie Castillo, RN, to testify in support of Medicare for All at Senate hearing

Castillo, head of the country’s largest nursing union and professional association, will appear on Thursday, March 12, during a Senate Budget Committee hearing.

National Nurses United
May 11, 2022


RNs on the street in front of hospital holding signs "Save Lives'

RNs condemn AHMC Seton for unit closures that serve vulnerable elderly populations

Registered nurses at AHMC Seton Medical Center (Seton) will hold a rally on Wednesday, May 11 to share their concerns about the abrupt closure of two hospital units which serve vulnerable elderly patients from across Northern California.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
May 10, 2022

Nurses holding sign: "Patients First in the hospital"

Hines VA nurses and health care worker unions to hold action and press conference during Nurses Week, noon, May 12

Unions that represent Chicago’s Edward J. Hines, Jr. VA Hospital registered nurses, psychiatrists, physicians, license practice nurses, health care technicians, and other employees, will hold an action and press conference on Thursday, May 12, at noon.

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

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Sign "Workplace Violence Puts Everyone at Risk"

Sen. Baldwin to introduce workplace violence prevention bill in U.S. Senate during Nurses Week

Sen. Baldwin and Rep Courtney will be speaking at a press conference at noon on Wednesday, along with NNU President Jean Ross, RN; AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond; American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten; Meg Dionne, RN at Maine Medical Center in Portland; and others.

National Nurses United
May 9, 2022

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Nurses: Likely Supreme Court ruling on reproductive rights poses major threat to patients’ health, security

National Nurses United called the draft majority U.S. Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade an “unconscionable threat to women’s health and security, especially low-income women and all child-bearing people who have fewer options to exercise their reproductive rights.”

National Nurses United
May 3, 2022

Henry Mayo nurses tabling

Henry Mayo Newhall nurses ratify new three-year agreement

RNs at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, Calif., ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. Highlights of the contract include improved patient care, staffing, and nurse advocacy provisions.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
April 29, 2022


Nurse inside hospital hold signs calling for permanent ETS and safe staffing

National Nurses United testifies at OSHA's hearing on occupational exposure to Covid-19 in healthcare settings

NNU urged OSHA to issue permanent standard to protect health care workers from Covid and make improvements to the temporary standard.

National Nurses United
April 28, 2022


Group of four nurses inside hospital wearing stickers saying "Save Lives"

Saint Louis University Hospital nurses vote “no confidence” in administration

In a vote conducted by the union between April 20 and April 24, 93 percent of participants, and a majority of all eligible nurses, voted “no confidence” in the leadership of Chief Nursing Officer Rita Fowler and Human Resources Director Chris Greenley.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
April 27, 2022