Workplace Violence Prevention Press Releases

Submitted by ADonahue on March 18, 2021
Signs "Workplace Violence Puts Everyone at Risk"

Dallas shooting of two health care workers highlights need for workplace violence prevention bill

The tragic loss of two health care workers, including one nurse, in Dallas, Texas, who were killed on Saturday at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, demonstrates the importance of passing the pending workplace violence prevention legislation in the U.S. Senate.

National Nurses United
October 24, 2022

Nurses in Alta Bates holding signs "Save Lives"

Nurses begin five-day strike at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center on Monday, Oct. 24

RNs at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (ABSMC) in Oakland and Berkeley will hold a five-day strike from Oct. 24 through Oct. 28 in response to persistent patient care issues, including workplace violence and high turnover rates.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
October 23, 2022

Group of four masked nurses inside hospital

Registered Nurses at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center issue 10-day strike notice

Registered nurses at ABSMC in Oakland and Berkeley issued a 10-day notice to Sutter Health to inform hospital administration that nurses intend to hold a five-day strike in response to persistent patient care issues, including workplace violence and high turnover rates.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
October 18, 2022

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Women leaders urge Senate to pass workplace violence prevention legislation

A group of organizations representing millions of women across the country is urging the U.S. Senate to pass the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, a bill that would protect health care and social service workers from violence on the job.

National Nurses United
July 14, 2022

Two nurses kneeling in hospital hallway

Tulsa mass shooting emphasizes need for health care violence prevention bill

Yet another tragic mass shooting demonstrates the importance of legislation currently in the U.S. Senate that would provide substantial safety protection for our nation’s health care workers, patients, and their families.

National Nurses United
June 2, 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

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

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

Group of four nurses inside hospital wearing stickers in support of safe staffing

Houlton Regional Hospital nurses ratify new contract with strong measures to improve patient safety and nurse retention

“This contract is an important tool in our ongoing efforts to address a number of challenges at HRH, including workplace violence and the loss of experienced nursing staff,” said RN Misty Porter, emergency department.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
April 4, 2022

Group of four nurses inside hospital hold signs "Safe Staffing Now", "Save Lives"

Nurses at 15 Sutter Health facilities to hold informational pickets due to health and safety concerns

Nurses at 15 Sutter Health hospitals across Northern California will hold informational pickets to protest Sutter’s refusal to address RNs’ proposals about staffing, workplace violence, and pandemic readiness.

California Nurses Association/ National Nurses United
March 11, 2022