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, February 26, 2018
RNs Warn of Threat to Patient Care as Court Begins To Hear Corporate Attack on Workers, Union Rights
Concurrent with the Supreme Court hearing today on a corporate-pushed case that would sharply erode worker and union rights, National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union and professional association of registered nurses is warning of dangerous implications for safe patient care. The focus is...
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
NNU Statement on Florida School Shooting ‘Gun Violence is a Significant Public Health Issue’
National Nurses United today joined with millions of other alarmed Americans in calling for meaningful action in response to the school shooting in Parkland, FL, as well as similar shootings across the U.S. this year alone. “These horrific mass shootings, especially ones occurring in schools and...
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Proposed Trump Budget Cuts Will Devastate Healthcare Programs and Harm Most Vulnerable Patients
National Nurses United sharply criticized President Trump’s FY 2019 budget request as a broad attack on working people and the nation’s most vulnerable communities. “After spending the last year working to enact tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, the President is now proposing to pay for those...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Nurses Oppose Trump Administration Plan to Discriminate Against Patients Under Cover of ‘Moral Objection’
Today, National Nurses United criticized the Trump Administration's plan to create a new division within the Health and Human Services Department that would promote discrimination by medical workers against a patient’s right to receive medical care under the cover of “moral or religious beliefs.” “...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Nurses Opposes Trump Administration Deportation Threats Against Salvadorans, Other Immigrants Living in the U.S.
In the wake of the Trump Administration decision this week to end the temporary protected status for over 200,000 Salvadorans living in the U.S., National Nurses United said today that it opposes the administration’s threats of deportation of an expanding list of Mexican, Central American and...
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Monday, December 18, 2017
National Nurses Urge Rejection of Final Tax Deal Bill Gift to Biggest Corporations and Super Rich Also Poses Threat to Health
National Nurses United (NNU) is urging Congress members to reject the revised tax overhaul bill when, as expected, it comes to a vote this week, warning it would drastically increase economic inequality and endanger healthcare for millions of Americans. In a letter to members of Congress, NNU Co-...
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Monday, December 18, 2017
Nurses Call On Senate to Reject Alex Azar As HHS Secretary
Citing his responsibility for “blatant price gouging” that posed severe harm for people with diabetes, and support for cuts in the vital Medicaid program, National Nurses United (NNU) is urging the Senate Finance Committee, as well as the full Senate, to reject the nomination of Alex Azar as the...
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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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