national nurses united
national nurses united
National nurses united
- National Nurses United is the largest union and professional organization of registered nurses in the United States, with over 175,000 members.
- The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association formed NNU in 2009, bringing together three of the most active, progressive organizations in the United States—and the leading voices of unionized nurses. Bonnie Castillo, RN is NNU’s executive director, and Deborah Burger, Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, and Jean Ross are its presidents.
- The formation of NNU brought to life the dream of a powerful, nationwide movement of direct care RNs by combining the extraordinary record of accomplishments for nurses and patients contained in the proud history of those nurses’ associations, some of which date back more than 100 years.
- NNU adopted a call to action in December 2009, based on principles, to oppose the nationwide assault by the healthcare business on patient care conditions and standards for nurses, and to create a unifying vision of collective action for nurses with campaigns to:
- Defend the rights of direct care nurses and patients across the United States.
- All direct-care RNs should be grouped together “into a single organization capable of exerting influence over the healthcare industry, governments, and employers.”
- To advance the economic and professional interests of all direct care RNs, advocate effective collective bargaining representation to all NNU affiliates.
- Expand the voice of direct-care RNs and patients in public policy, including safe nurse-to-patient ratios and patient advocacy rights in Congress and every state.
- Win “healthcare justice, accessible, quality healthcare for all, as a human right.”
National nurses united – Membership
For current members of the National Nurses United and/or the California Nurses Association, as well as RNs interested in joining. Register online or download the membership application that best fits your needs. Visit our member benefits website to get discounts on services, improve your salary, perks, and retirement, discover how to organize your hospital, and view a chronology of RN history during the last century. We’ve gone a long way and continue to progress. Join us right now!
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