Your UNION Rights:

"A nurse called by the Hospital to attend a disciplinary meeting or investigatory meeting which could lead to discipline shall have the right to Union representation, which includes the right to interrupt a meeting that has already commenced to request Union representation. It shall be the nurse's responsibility to inform the Hospital that she/he wishes to have such representation".
- Refer to Contract ARTICLE 3.2 c for complete language about this important Union right.

Welcome to Washington Hospital Center Nurses

April 2014 Health Insurance Update

NNU Nurses Win Historic Victory at MedStar Health!

Download the April 2014 Health Insurance Update (PDF)

February 2014 Newsletter

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Board of Nursing Magazine article on Staffing Ratios

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Read Administrative Law Judge Arthur Amchan's ruling that MedStar Washington Hospital Center violated federal labor law by refusing to provide information about hospital staffing patterns and patient safety survey information to registered nurses.

Download the ruling (PDF)

Judge rules that Medstar Washington Hospital Center broke federal labor law.

Download the September 17, 2013 Press Release (PDF)

Arbitrator Rules For Nurses in 2013 Health Insurance Dispute

Download the PDF document to read the Arbitrator ruling

Federal Judge Rules For Nurses, Upholds Arbitrator's Ruling on Healthcare

Download the PDF document on the decision

Sign the letter to pass the patient protection act.

Action needed!

Help DC RNs Win Safe Staffing Ratios - Sign Our Letter!

Nurse to Patient Ratios protect patients without layoffs

Download the PDF flyer on Nurse to Patient Ratios Chart

Nurse to Patient Ratio Bill information

Download the PDF flyer " Nurse to Patient Ratio Bill information"

D.C. Council chair to propose bill boosting nurse staffing at hospitals

Read the Washington Post Article

Nurses win health insurance arbitration. MedStar's changes unlawful

Download the insurance flyer (PDF)

Management Proposal on RN status options

Download the Proposal

New web page created for the Professional Practice and Patient Safety Council

Visit the Professional Practice and Patient Safety Council page for the new email address, meeting minutes and news.

Final version of the 2011-2014 WHC-NNU Contract available

2011-2014 WHC-NNU Contract in PDF format

2011-2014 WHC-NNU Contract in MS Word format

Patient Care Summary Report Available !

After careful documentation of patient safety issues by you and fellow RNs, the National Nurses United Patient Care Report is complete. On November 1st, 2010, the report was released to District of Columbia regulators.

Further, RNs from Washington Hospital Center marched to John Sullivan's office on the morning of 11/1 to present the report and demand a fair contract with strong patient safety language.

Review the Public WHC Patient Care Summary Report (PDF)

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A history of empowerment of nurses