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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Friday, June 07, 2019
Bill to Protect Health Care, Social Service Workers from Epidemic of Workplace Violence Poised For Historic House Committee Vote
On Tuesday, June 11, the House Committee on Education and Labor will be marking up and voting on HR 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, by Rep. Joe Courtney—a historic first for this legislation. “This is a huge step forward in our fight to get...
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Friday, May 24, 2019
RNs to Provide Medical Care to Asylum Seekers As Feds Reveal More Child Deaths in U.S. Custody
Registered nurses with the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) will return to Tucson, Ariz. this weekend to provide critical medical aid to asylum seekers. RNRN, a disaster-relief project of the California Nurses Foundation (CNF) and National Nurses United (NNU), is working with Casa Alitas, a...
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
RNs Applaud Reintroduction of Robin Hood Tax Act to Raise Money for Education, Health Care, and Vital Social Programs
National Nurses United applauds today’s reintroduction of the Inclusive Prosperity Act by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Barbara Lee. This important legislation would raise an estimated $220 billion dollars a year to fund critical social programs including Medicare for All, public college for all and...
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Nurses Look Forward to House Budget Committee Hearing on Medicare for All
National Nurses United RN Presidents Jean Ross, Zenei Cortez, and Deborah Burger released the following on today’s House Budget Committee hearing on Medicare for All: “We are pleased to see the House Budget Committee hold a hearing on Medicare for All -- another step towards passing this vital...
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
New Report – Johns Hopkins Hounding Thousands of Patients With Medical Debt Lawsuits, Seizing Wages
Despite its reputation as one of the most prestigious medical institutions in the U.S. Johns Hopkins Hospital has a shocking record of hounding low income patients for medical debt – filing thousands of lawsuits, garnishing wages and seizing bank accounts. That’s the findings of a new research...
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Wednesday, May 08, 2019
RNs Applaud Reintroduction of Federal Safe Staffing Bills Mandating Nurse-to-Patient Ratios
National Nurses United applauds the reintroduction of the Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown in the Senate and Rep. Jan Schakowsky in the House. This important legislation addresses an epidemic of deliberate understaffing in our...
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Comments from National Nurses United Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN: Rules Committee Hearing a Step in the Right Direction for Medicare for All
Following today’s hearing on the Medicare for All Act of 2019 in the House Rules Committee, National Nurses United (NNU) has issued the below statement: “The Medicare for All Act of 2019 (H.R. 1384) is the right bill at the right time, but to make this legislation a reality will require the right...
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Monday, April 15, 2019
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Joins Veterans and RNs to Demand Congress Protect Veterans Health Care
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will join veterans and registered nurses for an April 17 town hall discussion on protecting the VA health care system from the threat of privatization. Nurses and veterans are calling for an immediate end to the administration’s attacks on the VA health care system and...
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Friday, April 05, 2019
Nurses Volunteering Medical Services See Sharp Increase in Numbers of Migrants Recently Released from Federal Detention
Nurse volunteers with the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) — a disaster-relief project of the California Nurses Foundation (CNF) and National Nurses United (NNU) — who are providing medical care in Tucson for migrants just released from federal detention say that they are noticing a sharp...
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Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Statement from National Nurses United: Speaker Pelosi’s Aide Undercutting Medicare for All Deeply Upsetting but Nurses Will Not Be Silenced
Today, in response to reports that Speaker Pelosi’s senior health policy adviser and longtime aide used a private meeting to encourage health policy groups to advocate against Medicare for All, National Nurses United President Jean Ross issued the following statement: “The news that Speaker Pelosi’...
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