Workplace Violence Prevention Press Releases

Submitted by ADonahue on March 18, 2021
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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


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