National Nurses United’s Deadly Shame white paper explores nurses' experiences on the front lines of Covid-19 — and how we can build power. Developed in collaboration with award-winning artist Molly Crabapple and Sharp As Knives, NNU presents a series of three animated shorts: Care Penalty, Moral Distress, and Nurse Power.
Employers, lawmakers, and society at large have systematically devalued “care work,” labor that provides life-sustaining care to human beings and society.
Nurses experience moral distress when we know the right thing to do, but institutional failure makes it impossible for us to do it.
When we speak out and stand together as a union, using our collective strength, we prevail. This is the story of how our unity is our power.
A series of short videos about the roots of union nursing: care, advocacy and organizing. These are stories of workers standing up for their rights, of nurses standing up for patients, of people fighting for a healthier world in the interest of humanity and a higher calling.
A Young Future Health Care Worker Helped End Segregation
RNs nationwide are actively working with NNU to win their own mandated direct-care RN-to-patient staffing ratios. Studies show that staffing ratios save lives, yet understaffing is a major issue RNs struggle with every day.