Nurses hold signs calling for Workplace Violence Prevention"

Nurses Applaud Introduction of Federal Legislation to Prevent Workplace Violence in Health Care, Social Service Settings

National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, announced its support for the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, introduced today by Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-2).

National Nurses United
February 22, 2021

Nurses outside St. Rose Hospital ER

Nurses to Hold Press Conference on Cal/OSHA Complaints on Workplace Violence and COVID Outbreak at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward

Registered nurses at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward will hold a press conference on Wednesday, June 17 at 8 am PT, about the latest developments in the Cal/OSHA complaints California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) filed against the facility for workplace violence and the COVID outbreak.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
June 16, 2020

Nurses hold new contracts

Nurses at Long Beach Medical Center Ratify Three-Year Contract with Protections to Improve Patient Safety

Registered nurses at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center in Long Beach overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract, announced California Nurses Association (CNA) today. The agreement is the result of a long fight that included nearly a year of bargaining, an informational picket, and a rally.

California Nurses Association
December 24, 2019

Nurse on the job injury

Violence against nurses in hospitals not routinely tracked, reported

Violence against nurses in hospitals has become an epidemic. A federal report found 21 percent of nurses report verbal abuse, physical assault, and even rape.

Meghan Dwyer, WGN
November 17, 2017

Nurses Face More Violence From Hospital Patients

Nurses and other health care workers increasingly face verbal abuse, physical assaults and injuries, often from the patients they're trying to help, according to testimony at a Jan. 10 meeting held by the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Capitol Hill.

Lisa Esposito, US News And World Report
January 18, 2017

Why Violence Against Nurses Has Spiked in the Last Decade

Here’s an alarming statistic: Around one in four nurses has been physically attacked at work in the last year. Patients often kick, scratch, and grab them; in rare cases even kill them. In fact, there are nearly as many violent injuries in the healthcare industry as there are in all other industries combined.

Alexia Fernández Campbell writing for The Atlantic
December 5, 2016

What Nurses Really Wants

This Nurses Week, all the pizza in the world won’t make up for our employers’ lack of respect

Each year, there’s a special week to honor America’s most trusted profession: nurses! We become nurses because it’s our calling, and we do it for our patients, not for accolades. But we also know that the oath we take to help and heal all people — is constantly hindered by employers who cut corners to boost profits. And that makes management’s “We appreciate you!” box of Krispy Kremes during Nurses Week fall a bit flat.

Bonnie Castillo , Executive Director of National Nurses United
May 6, 2019

Workplace Violence - Not Just Part of the Job

With Workers Memorial Day On Horizon, Nurses Vow to Keep Fighting for Highest Level of Protections

NNU has fought — and continues to lead the fight — for nurses’ health and safety. As of April 1, California healthcare employers are legally required to have a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan in place, thanks to nation-leading workplace violence legislation and regulations nurses fought for and won in California.

National Nurses United
April 26, 2018

Patient Safety Comes From Union Strength

RN Jane Sandoval Talks About Recently Enacted Workplace Protection Rules

California healthcare employers are required by law to have comprehensive, unit-specific workplace violence prevention plans in place by April 1, 2018. National Nurses United and California Nurses Association fought long and hard for these protections.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
April 24, 2018

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