National Nurses United

National Nurses United, with close to 185,000 members in every state, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in US history.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Nurses Urge Senate to Reject Proposed Budget Resolution ‘Will Endanger the Healthcare of Millions of Americans’
National Nurses United today called on members of the Senate to vote against the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution warning it will “endanger the healthcare of millions of Americans in order to ensure tax breaks for the wealthy, hurting our patients and hurting our country.” Overall the proposed...
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
‘The People of Puerto Rico are Dying’ Say 50 Nurses Returning from Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico
A large delegation of 50 volunteer registered nurses from across the U.S. returns this week from Puerto Rico after a two-week disaster relief effort in the wake of Hurricane Maria, describing an ineffective federal response that has led to deadly conditions including extreme lack of food, water and...
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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Nurses Call for Stepped Up Federal Effort on Fires
With the death toll now topping at least 21 people, and fire officials saying the disastrous North Bay wildfires remaining far from contained, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United yesterday called on the federal government for a far greater urgent response with additional...
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Nurses Demand Congress Act to Avert Further Public Health Calamity in Puerto Rico
In a letter to all members of Congress today, National Nurses United, whose disaster relief organization has placed 50 volunteer RNs on the ground in Puerto Rico, is pressing Congress to “take immediate action to prevent a further public health calamity in Puerto Rico”. “The response to the crisis...
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Nurse Volunteers in Puerto Rico Call For Escalation of Relief Efforts Amid Dire Conditions for Residents
Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, registered nurse volunteers on the ground continue to sound the alarm about dire conditions and countless numbers of residents still in desperate need for assistance amid a federal relief effort that has failed to reach many people in...
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Monday, October 09, 2017
Nurses on Ground in Puerto Rico Warn Dire Conditions, Slow Relief Effort Posing Urgent Health, Safety Crisis
Registered nurses volunteers on the ground in Puerto Rico are warning that dire conditions, and a glacially slow federal relief effort, are threatening a growing health calamity for millions of residents, warns National Nurses United. NNU’s Registered Nurse Relief Network (RNRN) sent 50 RNs as part...
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Thursday, October 05, 2017
National Nurses United Endorses Ben Jealous for Governor of Maryland
National Nurses United, the nation's largest union of registered nurses, today endorsed Ben Jealous to be the next Governor of Maryland. “Nurses are proud to endorse former NAACP President Ben Jealous for Governor because of his inspiring vision for Maryland and his track record of activism and...
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
RN Relief Program Deploying Big Team to Puerto Rico 50 RNRN/NNU RNs to Join AFL-CIO Led Relief Mission
A large delegation of 50 volunteer registered nurses from across the U.S. will join a unique, multi-union two-week disaster relief effort heading to Puerto Rico Wednesday morning to provide medical aid in the wake of the ongoing humanitarian crisis following Hurricane Maria. National Nurses United’...
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
As Sen. Sanders, Lt. Gov. Newsom Stress Need for Single Payer Bills, Nurse Union Delegates Re-Affirm Call for Medicare for All, Environmental Justice, Immigration Reform, Union Rights
In a convention highlighted by Sen. Bernie Sanders and California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom promoting single payer legislation federally and in California, some 500 California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee delegates unanimously reaffirmed their commitment to work to...
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Friday, September 22, 2017
Sen. Bernie Sanders to Address Major Nurses’ Convention in San Francisco Today
Fresh off the introduction of S. 1804, the Medicare for All Act of 2017, legistlation co-sponsored by one-third of the Senate Democratic Caucus, Senator Bernie Sanders highlights the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) convention with a public address...
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