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National Nurses United

Website: http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/

Email:

Address: 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 1100, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone line 1: 240-235-2000

Fax: 240-235-2019

Description

"National Nurses United, with close to 185,000 members in every state, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in U.S. history. At its founding convention in December, 2009, NNU adopted a call for action premised on the principles intended to counter the national assault by the healthcare industry on patient care conditions and standards for nurses, and to promote a unified vision of collective action for nurses with campaigns to: advance the interests of direct care nurses and patients across the U.S.; organize all direct care RNs 'into a single organization capable of exercising influence over the healthcare industry, governments, and employers'; promote effective collective bargaining representation to all NNU affiliates to promote the economic and professional interests of all direct care RNs; expand the voice of direct care RNs and patients in public policy, including the enactment of 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.'"

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