Press Releases

Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
Picket line of nurses outside Maine Medical Center

Nurses hold informational picket for safer staffing standards and other improvements at Maine Medical Center

Registered nurses at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, held an informational picket at the facility during their morning shift change and will hold another during their evening shift change.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
April 27, 2022


Group of five nurses inside hospital

Inglewood nurses to hold informational picket for patient safety at Centinela Hospital Medical Center

Nurses will hold an informational picket on April 27 to protest chronic short staffing and the administration’s refusal to address RNs’ deep concerns about patient care and safe staffing.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
April 25, 2022


Nurses handing out flyers at 2022 Frist Gala at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville

Nurses to greet Frist Art Museum Gala celebrants

Celebrants to the 2022 Frist Gala at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville will be greeted by nurses with a reminder of the less-than-celebratory record of the Frist family and the health care corporation it cofounded while reaping enormous profits during the Covid-19 pandemic.

National Nurses United
April 23, 2022

UC Nurses demand safe staffing

UCSF and UCLA Medical Center nurses demand UC provide safe staffing and stronger workplace protections

Registered nurses at UCLA and UCSF medical centers will hold rallies and press conferences on Wednesday, April 27 to demand the University of California address critical, ongoing staffing and patient safety issues.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
April 22, 2022


Pile of buttons which say "Safe staffing NOW!"

Registered nurses to hold informational pickets and public actions April 27 at Tenet hospitals throughout California

Registered nurses at nine Tenet hospitals throughout California will hold actions April 27 to raise awareness of chronic understaffing and high turnover rates at the hospitals.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
April 22, 2022

Nurse in sunglasses wearing mask which says "Save lives"

National Nurses United statement on wearing masks in public places

The Covid-19 pandemic is not over. This is not the time to lift mask mandates on airplanes, in hospitals, on public transportation, on trains, in ride-sharing cars, or indoors.

National Nurses United
April 22, 2022

NNU logo

Nurses call on Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice to strengthen guidelines to limit negative effects of mergers, acquisitions on patients and healthcare workers

NNU is calling on the FTC and DOJ to substantially strengthen scrutiny and guidelines on mergers and acquisitions in response to widespread adverse consequences for patients, nurses, other healthcare workers, and local communities.

National Nurses United
April 21, 2022


Nurses outside hospital hold signs "Staff Up for Safe Care"

RNs at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC demand safe staffing to ensure optimal patient care

Registered nurses at HCA’s Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., will hold a speak-out to demand that HCA ensure safe patient staffing in all units across the hospital.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
April 20, 2022


Sign: Support workers who support vets

Registered nurses demand Charlie Norwood VA address veterans’ patient safety concerns and hostile workplace environment

RNs and nurse practitioners are demanding that Veterans Health Administration administrators do more to protect the lives of our nation’s veterans.

National Nurses United
April 19, 2022

• Veterans Affairs

Large groups of nurses inside hospital hold signs "Staff Up for Safe Care"

National nurse survey reveals significant increases in unsafe staffing, workplace violence, and moral distress

Hospital RNs also reported that their hospitals are still not adequately prepared for a Covid-19 surge. National Nurses United calls on Congress to pass federal safe staffing legislation.

National Nurses United
April 14, 2022