Workplace Violence Prevention Press Releases

Submitted by ADonahue on March 18, 2021
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

• NNU

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

• MSNA, • NNOC

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

• CNA

Nurse holding sign "Workplace Violence puts everyone at risk"

UCSF Medical Center nurses to hold action on workplace violence prevention

On Thursday, June 17, CNA nurses from UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay will speak out against the hospital’s failure to keep patients and staff safe, both inside and outside of the workplace.

California Nurses Association
June 16, 2021

Nurses outside Capitol building

Registered Nurses Honor National Nurses Week with Lobby Days For Federal Legislation to Protect Patients and Nurses

Hundreds of registered nurses from across the country will meet virtually with federal lawmakers on May 4-10 to urge them to step up measures to improve protections for hospital patients and nurses and other health care workers across the country.

National Nurses United
May 3, 2021

Nurses holding signs "Workplace violence put everyone at risk"

Nurses Applaud U.S. House of Representatives Passage of Legislation Protecting Health Care, Social Service Workers from Workplace Violence

National Nurses United applauds the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of important federal legislation aimed at protecting health care and social services workers in places such as hospitals and clinics.

National Nurses United
April 16, 2021

NNU supports the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act

Nurses Urge U.S. House of Representatives to Pass Bill Aimed at Protecting Health Care, Social Service Workers from Epidemic of Workplace Violence

National Nurses United today is urging that members of Congress vote in favor of the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, an important bipartisan bill that would help remedy an epidemic of threats and assaults facing frontline health workers.

National Nurses United
April 15, 2021

Nurses holding signs "Workplace Violence puts everyone at risk"

NNU Applauds House Committee Vote to Advance Bill Protecting Health Care, Social Service Workers from Epidemic of Workplace Violence

National Nurses United (NNU) applauds the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee’s approval of the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1195), federal legislation that would help stem an epidemic of threats and assaults facing frontline health workers before and during the Covid-19 pandemic.

National Nurses United
March 24, 2021