Service & Solidarity Spotlight: George Washington University Hospital Registered Nurses Join D.C. Nurses Association/NNU

GWUH registered nurses

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Registered nurses at George Washington University Hospital (GWUH) voted to be represented by the D.C. Nurses Association, an affiliate of National Nurses United (NNU). The union effort comes during a nationwide nursing shortage, and the nurses at GWUH cited staffing shortages among the reasons to pursue a union.

“This is the biggest win for D.C. nurses in over four decades and is reflective of a sea change in organizing not only in the District of Columbia, but throughout the United States,” said Edward Smith, executive director of D.C. Nurses Association. “It shows that when nurses stand together against a billion-dollar, for profit, anti-union employer, we can still win.”