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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Monday, April 06, 2020
U.S. Nurses Unions: 'Our Members Are Dying. We Demand Protections Now!'
As COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket in the United States, unions representing 230,000 nurses across the country have joined forces to demand hospitals and the government act now to give nurses optimal personal protective equipment (PPE)—including N95 respirators or higher—a demand made more...
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Monday, April 06, 2020
Brooklyn VA Medical Center RNs to Hold Action at Shift Change to Demand Critical PPE and Appropriate Staffing to Care for Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic
To protest the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health care workers and the dangerously inadequate staffing levels at VA hospitals during this COVID-19 pandemic, registered nurses at the Brooklyn VA are holding an action during their evening shift change this Monday, April...
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Thursday, April 02, 2020
Nurses to President Trump: Get Us Protective Equipment Now
National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the country, sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump today to demand that he immediately and fully invoke the presidential authorities granted in the Defense Production Act to increase the supply of necessary personal...
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Wednesday, April 01, 2020
RNs at 15 HCA Hospitals to Protest Lack of COVID-19 Preparedness
Registered nurses at 15 HCA Healthcare hospitals in seven states will hold actions Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and April 2, to protest a lack of preparedness by the nation’s largest hospital chain that they say places nurses, other staff, and patients at risk in the face of the coronavirus...
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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Nation’s Nurses United Condemns Congressional Inaction on Protecting Nurses, Other Health Care Workers From COVID-19
National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, today condemned the United States Senate for failing to mandate protections for health care workers in the COVID-19 stimulus package that passed the Senate on Wednesday night. The Senate passed the inadequate...
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Monday, March 23, 2020
Nurses Send Petition to Congress Demanding Immediate Protections During COVID-19 Outbreak
National Nurses United, the largest union of registered nurses, sent a petition to the US Congress today with a quarter of a million signatures demanding that Congress ensure that nurses and health care workers are immediately given the protections they need to avoid exposure to COVID-19. The union...
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Friday, March 20, 2020
Updated COVID-19 Survey of Registered Nurses Shows Little Improvement and Worsening Availability of Personal Protective Equipment
A nationwide survey National Nurses United (NNU) has been conducting of registered nurses, the country’s frontline health care staff, continues to show that the vast majority of United States hospitals and health care facilities are still unprepared to handle and contain cases of COVID-19...
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Thursday, March 05, 2020
Press Conference to Release Results of National Nurse Survey About COVID-19 Preparedness
A nationwide survey National Nurses United (NNU) conducted of registered nurses, the country’s frontline health care staff, reveals that the vast majority of United States hospitals and health care facilities are unprepared to handle and contain cases of COVID-19, announced NNU, the country’s...
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Tuesday, March 03, 2020
National Nurses United Urges Administration, Congress to Protect Health Care Workers and Fully Fund Coronavirus Response
On Monday afternoon, the nation’s largest union of registered nurses sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, Ambassador Deborah Birx, members of Congress, and other key officials in the administration, demanding a quick and meaningful response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus across the...
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Friday, February 28, 2020
Nation’s Hospitals Unprepared for COVID-19
Despite University of California medical facilities being generally better prepared and equipped to treat challenging medical cases, the recent UC Davis Medical Center COVID-19 case highlights the vulnerability of the nation’s hospitals to this virus and the insufficiency of current Centers for...
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