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, December 07, 2017
Nurses to MN Gov. Mark Dayton - Appoint Progressive Leader Rep. Keith Ellison to Senate
National Nurses United, which includes the Minnesota Nurses Association as a major affiliate, today called on Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to appoint Rep. Keith Ellison to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy created by the resignation of Sen. Al Franken. “Keith Ellison is an outstanding progressive...
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
RNs Applaud Sen. Sanders Bill for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Relief with Crisis Continuing 2 Months Post-Storm
With conditions in Puerto Rico continuing to be at crisis levels more than two months after Hurricane Maria caused cataclysmic devastation on the island, National Nurses United enthusiastically welcomed the introduction of a bill by Sen. Bernie Sanders today to drastically step up the critical...
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Monday, November 13, 2017
Nurses Blast Nomination of Top Pharma Exec as HHS Secretary NNU: ‘It’s Like Employing a Lion to Herd Your Sheep or Cattle’
National Nurses United today condemned the nomination of former Eli Lilly executive Alex Azar to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. Azar is a former president of Lilly USA, the biggest affiliate of the pharmaceutical giant, which is one of the 15 largest pharmaceutical corporations...
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
RN Volunteers Back from Puerto Rico Join Congress Members to Urge Increased Aid to Stem Health Crisis
Registered nurse volunteers who recently returned from two weeks of providing nursing care and other disaster relief today joined House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress to call for increased aid to confront the ongoing humanitarian and health care crisis in Puerto Rico...
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Nurses Welcome AFL-CIO Call for Medicare for All Resolution Pledges to Make Health Care for All a Reality
National Nurses United today hailed adoption of a resolution by the AFL-CIO at its convention in St. Louis, declaring that “we will support legislation that guarantees health care as a human right through an improved Medicare for All.” Adopted by unanimous vote, the resolution said the Medicare for...
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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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