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The most pressing nursing and health care issues often require national leadership and solutions. That is why California Nurses Association helped establish National Nurses United (NNU), the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of direct-care registered nurses in the country. At its founding convention in December 2009, NNU adopted a call for action premised on principles intended to counter the national assault by the health care industry on patient care condi- tions and standards for nurses, and to promote a unified vision of collective action for nurses. Since its founding in 2009, NNU has made spectacular achievements, including: » Organizing more than 30,000 RNs across the country. Nationally, NNU now represents 175,000 RNs. » Sponsoring major national legislation to pro- mote comprehensive mandatory RN-to-patient ratios modeled on the successful California law sponsored by NNU affiliate CNA. » Fighting for workplace violence protections on all fronts, including collective bargaining, regulations, and legislation at the federal level, modeled on landmark 2014 California legisla- tion requiring all hospitals to have a workplace violence plan. » Advocating for nurses to have the education, training, and personal protective equipment we need and winning landmark mandatory infectious disease guidelines in California, and in collective bargaining agreements. » Playing a leading role as advocates of guaranteed health care by sponsoring national legislation to expand and improve Medicare for all people in the United States. » Creating the union's Social Justice and Equity Division to support nurses in taking action for racial, gender, economic, health care, and environmental justice with the goal of building a healthy and just world for all people. » Strengthening the voice and participation of RNs in electoral campaigns from coast to coast. 5 Who We Are About National Nurses United

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