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, February 07, 2019
Nurses Launch Medicare for All ‘Barnstorm’ Actions in 150 U.S. locations Feb. 9-13
The grassroots Medicare for All movement will ramp up like never before Feb. 9-13, during the Medicare for All Week of Action , as volunteers across the U.S. host 150 Medicare for All “ barnstorm ” mass organizing meetings to kickstart canvassing and grassroots lobbying in local communities...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
National Nurses Statement Proposals for Limited Health Care Reform as Opposed to Medicare for All
Statement by Bonnie Castillo, RN, NNU Executive Director Efforts to pre-empt the growing mass movement for an expanded and improved Medicare for All by substituting instead a patchwork Medicare for some will only exacerbate the ongoing health care crisis for tens of millions of Americans. No one...
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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Largest U.S. Registered Nurses Union to Champion Women Workers’ Rights at Women’s Marches
On Jan. 19, registered nurses from National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of RNs in the country, will converge at Women’s Marches across the United States to highlight the importance of unions to women and working people, NNU announced today. “As proud union nurses, we know that the...
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Thursday, January 03, 2019
National Nurses Statement on Sexual Harassment, Pay Equity, and the 2020 Presidential Campaign
In the wake of reports of allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination by several women associated with Sen. Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign, National Nurses United (NNU) today called on all campaigns to establish strong, mandatory rules to protect staffers and volunteers from all forms...
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Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Nurses Condemn Policy that Led to Deaths of Children from Families Seeking Asylum
Following the death of an 8-year old Guatemalan boy who died while in U.S. custody in Alamogordo, NM on Christmas day, National Nurses United (NNU) today condemned Trump Administration policies that have led to the deaths of children whose families are seeking asylum in the U.S. from violence at...
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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Nurses, Community Leaders to Discuss New Reports Documenting Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Failure to Provide Adequate Charity Care and Address Problems in Patient Care
Johns Hopkins nurses will present three new reports documenting patient care concerns at the hospital and how these concerns extend far into the city of Baltimore at a town hall planned for Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. The town hall, titled “Hopkins Nurses Speak Out!” will be held at the Reginald F...
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Friday, November 16, 2018
Nurses Applaud Introduction of Federal Legislation to Prevent Workplace Violence in Health Care, Social Service Settings
National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, announced its support for the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, HR 7141, introduced today by Representative Joe Courtney (CT-2). The bill, introduced with the support of 20...
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
National Strategy Call to Win Medicare for All, Tuesday, Nov. 13
The Nurses’ Campaign to Win Medicare for All is hosting a national strategy call, Tuesday, Nov. 13, to discuss next steps in organizing for Medicare for All, now that Democrats have won control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections. The call will feature Senator Bernie Sanders,...
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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
NNU on Mid-Term Elections: Activism Grows, Expanding Opportunities For Transformative Change
With much of the national focus on changing control of the House, National Nurses United today highlighted what may be the most significant, and lasting election development–ongoing momentum for grassroots activism, especially on the critical issue of health care. NNU welcomed the unmistakable...
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Registered Nurses Call On VA Secretary To Sign Contract
National Nurses United (NNU) today sharply criticized Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie’s refusal to sign the contract VA government negotiators reached with National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC)/NNU VA registered nurses in July following two years of protracted negotiations. NNU...
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